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Re: SDRs in broadcast
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: SDRs in broadcast
From: Matthew Chambers <sales@mchambersradio.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 16:07:42 -0600
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The software determines RDS capability more then the stick, it’s just an RF to data convertor, the software does the all the work. I use CubicSDR here which does stereo but doesn’t decode RDS last I looked. I can see the RDS subcarrier on the screen though. RDS decode would be nice though since I have one site that does have RDS turned on and the rest might in the future. The thing is quite sensitive though, I’m using my RTL-SDR v3 (in the grey metal box) with a 2m/70cm dual band handitalkie antenna to listen to 50kW 90.7 about 20mi from me clearly. 

On Dec 1, 2017, at 3:40 PM, Wiely Boswell <wiely@faithradio.org> wrote:

So which one(s) does RDS ?
I did a quick look and could not confirm RDS
Some are amazingly cheap
Not sure my 175$ RDS Play does RDS

From: Nathaniel Steele [mailto:nathaniel.steele@icloud.com]
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2017 3:34 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] SDRs in broadcast

Oh yeah, and on my android phone i have an app and a usb on the go adapter and i can use sdr from my phone. Pretty slick. The app is sdr touch. Ot cost a couple of bucks.

On December 1, 2017 2:51:41 PM Nathaniel Steele <nathaniel.steele@icloud.com> wrote:

I use one for a quick and dirty test tool. I wouldnt count on it for accuracy though.

Works well enough to see some spectrum, check rds, check out the band, etc....

On December 1, 2017 1:53:52 PM Matthew Chambers <mchambers@showmeham.info> wrote:

Anyone using one of those SDR USB dongle receivers either as a modulation monitor, or any other application in a broadcast environment? 


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