[islandlabs] softrocks SDR

Burns, William burns at cshl.edu
Thu Mar 22 19:56:38 UTC 2012


If you're into that sort of thing, check this out:
http://www.google.com/search?q=softrock+sdr
There's really good software that works with this under windows or linux.
It's great for seeing what's going on in a wide range of frequencies. (at the same time)
With the right hardware (including high-end sound cards) you can transmit as well.

And/or you could get involved with emergency communications + help me out at the Red Cross and/or ARES.

-Bill

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Woah, thanks for that radio information. I've been looking for a mildly decent way to actually use my HAM license outside of TX/RX for my robot.
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  1. $20 TV Tuner turned into SDR (64Mhz - 1700Mhz) (Jonathan Dahan)
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  3. Re: $20 TV Tuner turned into SDR (64Mhz - 1700Mhz)
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  4. Cisco Training? (Burns, William)


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http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/
wiki/rtl-sdr<http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr>

Way too high freq for ham stuff, but still would be fun to listen in on all
those bands...
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The HAM 2-meter band is at 144Mhz. 70cm band is at 440Mhz.
If this system can receive throughout the 64Mhz to 1700Mhz frequencies, it would be able to tune a number of HAM bands.

2-meters is the most commonly used band for local (long-island to long-island) communications.

-Bill

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Way too high freq for ham stuff, but still would be fun to listen in on all those bands...
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Thats great news! That's what I get for casually skimming the wikipedia
article on frequency bands and not reading into it. Looks like ordering one
or two is a good idea...

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>  The HAM 2-meter band is at 144Mhz. 70cm band is at 440Mhz.****
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> If this system can receive throughout the 64Mhz to 1700Mhz frequencies, it
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John:

I just got a fire-call w/ the Red Cross, so I might not be able to make it to tonight's meeting.
Give me a call if anything exciting is going on.

-Bill
(516) 367-6813<tel:%28516%29%20367-6813>


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