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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:05:19 PM EST
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Should have found this before I spent $450 on a Pro-106 a few years ago.


$14 RTL2832U & R820T USB tuner from Amazon.
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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:11:11 PM EST
Does it work with trunked systems? Specifically EDACS.
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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:11:53 PM EST
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There is a plugin for SDR# that is supposed to do trunk tracking.
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I'm seeing Chinese import kits. The CD of software that comes with those is typically full of rootkits and viruses, so I'm assuming the software comes from elsewhere?
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This is the exact one I ordered for $21.
There is a $14 that should be the exact same thing, but this is the one I have.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U7WZCA/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:15:38 PM EST
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Yes. I did not use the CD that came with it. It is actually a TV tuner for asia or somewhere. But the SDR in the dongle can receive from 27mhz to 1700mhz IIRC.

I threw the CD and remote away. The stock antenna sucks, but I ordred an external connector so I can connect it to a better antenna.

Also using it to track aircraft.

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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:18:11 PM EST
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Yes. I did not use the CD that came with it. It is actually a TV tuner for asia or somewhere. But the SDR in the dongle can receive from 27mhz to 1700mhz IIRC.
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I'm seeing Chinese import kits. The CD of software that comes with those is typically full of rootkits and viruses, so I'm assuming the software comes from elsewhere?


Yes. I did not use the CD that came with it. It is actually a TV tuner for asia or somewhere. But the SDR in the dongle can receive from 27mhz to 1700mhz IIRC.


Ahh. Very cool. Might need to look into that! Thank you!

Just as a note to anyone else, if you get any Chinese whatevers, the driver CD is best snapped in half and thrown out, get drivers online. The things are generally just virus installers.
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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:23:51 PM EST
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Does it read encrypted ones or something? Just trying to figure out what it does that the free app one I downloaded to my phone back in the police academy to get used to radio traffic doesn't.
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interesting... any idea if this would work in the 800 range narrow banding bullshit that has been happening to all the trunked 800's and nextel fiasco ?
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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:24:45 PM EST
Not my video, but same setup.

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interesting... any idea if this would work in the 800 range narrow banding bullshit that has been happening to all the trunked 800's and nextel fiasco ?
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yes. receiver does NFM, WFM, AM, USB,LSB,DSB,CW, and RAW.
You would need another application to handle the trunking.
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yes. receiver does NFM, WFM, AM, USB,LSB,DSB,CW, and RAW.
You would need another application to handle the trunking.
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interesting... any idea if this would work in the 800 range narrow banding bullshit that has been happening to all the trunked 800's and nextel fiasco ?


yes. receiver does NFM, WFM, AM, USB,LSB,DSB,CW, and RAW.
You would need another application to handle the trunking.


thanks! worth a shot i guess.. only scanner on the market to work with the digital trunk 800 system that was just installed is 5 bills and sold only by uniden.

harris P25 phase 2 ... pretty much fucking garbage
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thanks! worth a shot i guess.. only scanner on the market to work with the digital trunk 800 system that was just installed is 5 bills and sold only by uniden.
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interesting... any idea if this would work in the 800 range narrow banding bullshit that has been happening to all the trunked 800's and nextel fiasco ?


yes. receiver does NFM, WFM, AM, USB,LSB,DSB,CW, and RAW.
You would need another application to handle the trunking.



thanks! worth a shot i guess.. only scanner on the market to work with the digital trunk 800 system that was just installed is 5 bills and sold only by uniden.


Check out the pro-106 from radio shack. It goes on sale from time to time. Not sure if it would do what you need, but it does APCO-25 and trunking. It is a LOT more convenient than this setup.
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Posted: 3/22/2014 7:36:50 PM EST
Can you listen to military and civil aviation on these? There is an MOA over my area with lots of activity and I would love to listen to them.
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This is the exact one I ordered for $21.
There is a $14 that should be the exact same thing, but this is the one I have.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U7WZCA/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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This is the exact one I ordered for $21.
There is a $14 that should be the exact same thing, but this is the one I have.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009U7WZCA/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Cool thanks.

Yeah I have a pro-106 too

Always knew it was only a matter of time once SDR started getting tweaked
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Can you listen to military and civil aviation on these? There is an MOA over my area with lots of activity and I would love to listen to them.
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That shouldn't be a problem. It's well within spectrum and in AM
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yes. Get a better antenna though. The stock one sucks.
The only downfall of this damn thing is the connector. It is a MCX-male. Not very common.
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Same radio will also do this.

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Check out the pro-106 from radio shack. It goes on sale from time to time. Not sure if it would do what you need, but it does APCO-25 and trunking. It is a LOT more convenient than this setup.
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interesting... any idea if this would work in the 800 range narrow banding bullshit that has been happening to all the trunked 800's and nextel fiasco ?


yes. receiver does NFM, WFM, AM, USB,LSB,DSB,CW, and RAW.
You would need another application to handle the trunking.



thanks! worth a shot i guess.. only scanner on the market to work with the digital trunk 800 system that was just installed is 5 bills and sold only by uniden.


Check out the pro-106 from radio shack. It goes on sale from time to time. Not sure if it would do what you need, but it does APCO-25 and trunking. It is a LOT more convenient than this setup.


i wish

was told the 106 won't work with the P25 Digital system.. (harris) unless i was told some bunk information
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interesting... any idea if this would work in the 800 range narrow banding bullshit that has been happening to all the trunked 800's and nextel fiasco ?


yes. receiver does NFM, WFM, AM, USB,LSB,DSB,CW, and RAW.
You would need another application to handle the trunking.



thanks! worth a shot i guess.. only scanner on the market to work with the digital trunk 800 system that was just installed is 5 bills and sold only by uniden.


Check out the pro-106 from radio shack. It goes on sale from time to time. Not sure if it would do what you need, but it does APCO-25 and trunking. It is a LOT more convenient than this setup.



i wish

was told the 106 won't work with the P25 Digital system.. (harris) unless i was told some bunk information


Hmm. Need to take my radio to Houston and try it out.
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It comes with an antenna, but it is not that great.
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interesting... any idea if this would work in the 800 range narrow banding bullshit that has been happening to all the trunked 800's and nextel fiasco ?


yes. receiver does NFM, WFM, AM, USB,LSB,DSB,CW, and RAW.
You would need another application to handle the trunking.



thanks! worth a shot i guess.. only scanner on the market to work with the digital trunk 800 system that was just installed is 5 bills and sold only by uniden.


Check out the pro-106 from radio shack. It goes on sale from time to time. Not sure if it would do what you need, but it does APCO-25 and trunking. It is a LOT more convenient than this setup.



i wish

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It won't work on a phase II system but it looks like there might still be stuff on the older system.
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Yeah, that is the one I was talking about above. Specs are the same, but I posted a link to the one I actually have. They should be identical.
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Looks interdasting. Just ordered one. Thanks.
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If you guys get one of the upconverters on eBay you can have an all mode HF receiver as well.
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Posted: 3/22/2014 11:44:43 PM EST
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Looks interdasting. Just ordered one. Thanks.
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Me too.
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Posted: 3/23/2014 2:27:10 AM EST
And arfcom costs me yet more money.

Looks like a fun toy, just ordered the $14 one posted above
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Posted: 3/23/2014 2:29:16 AM EST
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Yes. I did not use the CD that came with it. It is actually a TV tuner for asia or somewhere. But the SDR in the dongle can receive from 27mhz to 1700mhz IIRC.

I threw the CD and remote away. The stock antenna sucks, but I ordred an external connector so I can connect it to a better antenna.

Also using it to track aircraft.

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1947661_10202718610318594_85688846_n.jpg
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I'm seeing Chinese import kits. The CD of software that comes with those is typically full of rootkits and viruses, so I'm assuming the software comes from elsewhere?


Yes. I did not use the CD that came with it. It is actually a TV tuner for asia or somewhere. But the SDR in the dongle can receive from 27mhz to 1700mhz IIRC.

I threw the CD and remote away. The stock antenna sucks, but I ordred an external connector so I can connect it to a better antenna.

Also using it to track aircraft.

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1947661_10202718610318594_85688846_n.jpg
What software is that?
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Posted: 3/23/2014 2:48:03 AM EST
Heres a compatible upconverter to listen to hf as well

Same manufacturer
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What software is that?
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I'm seeing Chinese import kits. The CD of software that comes with those is typically full of rootkits and viruses, so I'm assuming the software comes from elsewhere?


Yes. I did not use the CD that came with it. It is actually a TV tuner for asia or somewhere. But the SDR in the dongle can receive from 27mhz to 1700mhz IIRC.

I threw the CD and remote away. The stock antenna sucks, but I ordred an external connector so I can connect it to a better antenna.

Also using it to track aircraft.

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1947661_10202718610318594_85688846_n.jpg
What software is that?

RTL1090 beta with scope.

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Yeah, I will probably order the up-convertor. Amazon has one for $50 or so.
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If you ordered one, start reading up on the application installation procedures. They are not hard, but you need to follow them closely.

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Posted: 3/23/2014 7:19:46 AM EST
Can you explain what this is and why someone might be interested in it? Apparently I came out of my basement too early...
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Can you explain what this is and why someone might be interested in it? Apparently I came out of my basement too early...
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A little confused myself, where does the under 400$ come into play? Sounds like you can get it for under 20$ . Am I mising a super expensive antenna?
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