FunCube PRO+ vs RTL-SDR

aunumero73 Over on YouTube has posted a video illustrating the difference in FM Selectivity on the FunCube Dongle Pro+ and a R820T tuner based RTL-SDR. The FunCube Dongle has an expected performance advantage over the RTL-SDR but one must consider the price difference ($190 vs ~$20) between these two devices.

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RTL-SDR Empfangstest im 2m AFU-Band.wmv

RTL-SDR Empfangstest im 2m AFU-Band.wmvEmpfangstest im 2m-Amateurfunk Band 144-146MHz Source


Gqrx receiving broadcast FM using RTL-SDR and Funcube Dongle

Gqrx receiving broadcast FM using RTL-SDR and Funcube DongleA short demo video showing reception of wide band broadcast FM using Gqrx SDR and comparing the Funcube Dongle (96 ksps) with an RTL2832U-based DVB-T dongle (running at 900+ ksps). The video also demonstrates switching between two input sources at run time. Gqrx is an open source software defined radio receiver powered by GNU Radio and Qt, read more at: Source


RTL2832U SDR vs Funcube

RTL2832U SDR vs Funcubetwo dongles on same strong local narrow FM signal, sound is send to left an right channel. Its needed to correct ppm to have it work on same signal. Source


Noxon DAB Stick SDR (osmocom rtl-sdr) RTL2832U

Noxon DAB Stick SDR (osmocom rtl-sdr) RTL2832UFirst attempts on trying the Noxon DAB Stick at 144.800 MHz APRS with the delivered Antenna (indoors). See more here: This Stick was designed for listening to DAB only. Under Ubuntu it works for DVB-T and as a SDR with a Bandwidth up to 3.2 MHz. Tuning range could be from 64-1700 MHz (not tested with this NOXON Stick) 73 Oliver DL6KBG Source


World’s cheapest INMARSAT reception systen using DVB-T USB dongle (RTL SDR)

World's cheapest INMARSAT reception systen using DVB-T USB dongle (RTL SDR)DVB-T dongles based on the Realtek RTL2832U can be used as a cheap SDR, since the chip allows transferring the raw I/Q samples with up to 3MHz bandwith to the host. I am testing here a DVB-T USB dongle based on Elonics E4000 tuner chip covering around 60-1700MHz (same tuner chip as used in the famous Funcube dongle SDR). For this quick test I am using only a temporary 45cm dish (old unused TV “Camping equipment” dish) and a wideband PCB based Log-Periodic Antenna as a dish-feed. I am loosing some signal due to the linear polarization (-3dB) of the feed whilst the sat is transmitting circular polarization and some losses due to a couple of adapters between Antenna and DVB-T stick. SNR on FFT is around 15-16dB for Inmarsat with this tiny antenna….which I find quite impressive. You really g Source


Dongle Shootout: Funcube vs RTL SDR – Part 1

“A small “side by side” comparison of a Funcube dongle and a cheap RTL SDR DVB-T dongle (Hama Nano) connected to the same antenna and using identical test systems from a geostationary INMARSAT satellite to compare received signal to noise ratios (SNR).

The FCD is used “live” in this video while the DVB-T IQ stream (1MHz bandwith) was prerecorded a few minutes before the video in order to avoid having to switch the dongles and reconfigure software back and forth and thus save some time in the video…” –Ottiki

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