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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Glad to have it – RTL2832U + R820T Mini DVB-T + DAB+ + FM USB Digital TV Dongle - Black Reviews

posted by nomick on 04/14/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Good for SDR-technology. It was the main reason I've bought it. And I wasn't dissapointed. I'd recomment to use TSSDR software. With this programm it's easy to catch any station (screen shows 2 Mhz and find out what was said seconds ago. Sensitivity is OK, the same as my Wouxun radio. As for DVB - we have no stations this format now, so no comments. Frequency from 24.6 MHz and higher, TV channels sound, airplanes, city services, FM radios, satellites... everything you can get.
Cons:
Need RF-shielding to decrease local noises from computer - but it's not so nessesary. It's better to use long USB cable.
Other:
To receive everything use real outdoor antenna, not the included short model :^) And don't forget to increase gain. The smaller antenna - the greater should be a gain.
Bottomline:
Recommend it. R820 works fine for SDR.

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