Tag Archives: converter

Would you look at that!

It’s pretty, but this 12BA6 tube has amplified for the last time. Vacuum failure has led to a gas intruding into the vacuum, and it makes a great light show when it’s being tested! As cool as it looks, this would cause … Continue reading

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KN0CK and KF7LZE RTLSDR for HF Back In Stock at Easy-Kits.com!

Edit: Easy-Kits.com is offline, but still for sale! Click through.  We’ve completed the next production run of Rev 5 direct-sampling RTLSDR with HF converters by KN0CK ! Rev 5 Direct Sampling HF RTLSDR with Amplifier

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Coming Soon: KN0CK Rev B Integrated HF RTLSDR

Marty KN0CK developed a very interesting v1.0 HF converter based on surface mount technology that fits inside the casing of an RTLSDR tuner dongle. He’s recently sent me schematics for the revision, which should offer even better performance! This new iteration … Continue reading

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Round-Up of RTLSDR Upconverter Choices

Updated 11/19/2015! There are 22 converters listed. Know any more? Leave a comment! The RTLSDR is designed for higher frequency operation, so if you’d like your RTLSDR to be able to access many of the amateur, short, medium and longwave bands … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Reception with the RTL-SDR Dongle

Need your own upconverter? Click here! I bought and did a quick setup on my RTLSDR dongle using SDR# a few weeks ago, where I used it to listen to FM radio stations around my area and a few public … Continue reading

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