We have a Deva DB4004 at one of our sites. It lets us check our 3 stations in that end of the state. I guess you could do the same with a RTL-SDR. RDP into that computer and you could get the same info.
On 12/03/2017 08:27 PM, KBGN AM wrote:
Is anyone using an RTL-SDR to monitor their station via a network? What server software do you use?
On Dec 1, 2017, at 10:19 PM, JOHN VAN MILLIGAN <firstname.lastname@example.org
We use sdr# at work to monitor our uplink. It lets us see our carrier relative to adjacent ones. We still check with the satellite people for accurate power setting but its a good monitor.
I use SDR Touch on my android. It has rds. It's handy for quick checks. I'll dig out the real spectrum analyzer when I need to.
At home I use gqrx. It has rds too.
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From: Nathaniel Steele
Date: 12/01/2017 3:27 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: CRTech <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] SDRs in broadcast
Im using sdr# on windows. Lots of features including rds.
On December 1, 2017 4:08:03 PM Matthew Chambers
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.
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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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