Re: download for RTL-SDR radio

Marty Hartwell

Hi Jeff

Thanks for the tips. I haven't decided what I want to do with it so I think your

idea of several google searches will be in order. I think the first order is to get a

low level of use to start with and move on from there.


On 10/17/19 8:30 PM, Jeff Palmer wrote:
There are dozens of projects for an rtl-sdr dongle and a raspberry pi.

- install direwolf,  monitor APRS
- add a cheap 2m radio to the above, and make an aprs digipeater
- install pi-aware, and monitor the ADS-B signal from airplanes
- create a scanner for listening to your local police/fire/ems/taxis/other
- cheap spectrum analyzer
- NOAA weather satellite receiver
- if you have an older car, record the lock/unlock codes from it's key fob, and play it back with rpitx..  Next time you lock your keys in the car, you'll be ready.  
- add speakers, and use it as an FM radio
- need a good source of random entropy (say for generating massive amounts of TLS certificates or other crypto things?)   check out

If none of those interest you,  google for "Pi" and "rtlsdr" and you'll find literally hundreds of project ideas.

welcome to SDR!

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 5:39 PM Marty Hartwell <mhartwe@...> wrote:

I have just received  an RTL-SDR radio with antenna kit to play with. So

I was thinking of using it with my laptop running Xubuntu, but thought

can I use my Raspberry PI. So anybody doing that I did a search on my

phone and found some hits, so I will be looking again but any hints?

Marty kd8bj

Jeff Palmer
Palmer IT Consulting, LLC.

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