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Posted: 3/22/2014 8:05:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2014 9:41:40 AM EDT by WilliamGray]
Should have found this before I spent $450 on a Pro-106 a few years ago.


$14 RTL2832U & R820T USB tuner from Amazon.
Free SDR# software.
Free DSD+ software.


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Interesting
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:10:45 PM EDT
link to amazon? too many dongles for me to figure out on my own
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:11:11 PM EDT
Does it work with trunked systems? Specifically EDACS.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:11:53 PM EDT
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There is a plugin for SDR# that is supposed to do trunk tracking.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:12:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2014 8:12:52 PM EDT by Luchs]
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?
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:13:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By matthardcore:
link to amazon? too many dongles for me to figure out on my own
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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/dp/B009U7WZCA?tag=vglnk-c102-20
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:15:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2014 8:17:10 PM EDT by WilliamGray]
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Originally Posted By Luchs:
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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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.

Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:18:11 PM EDT
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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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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Luchs:
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.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:21:14 PM EDT
tag
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what software are you using?
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:24:03 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:24:12 PM EDT
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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 ?
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:24:45 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:34:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2014 8:36:15 PM EDT by Shott8283]
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:


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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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
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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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Originally Posted By Shott8283:
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
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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.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:36:50 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:36:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:


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/dp/B009U7WZCA?tag=vglnk-c102-20
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By matthardcore:
link to amazon? too many dongles for me to figure out on my own


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/dp/B009U7WZCA?tag=vglnk-c102-20


Cool thanks.

Yeah I have a pro-106 too

Always knew it was only a matter of time once SDR started getting tweaked
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:38:41 PM EDT
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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
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:40:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2014 8:41:34 PM EDT by WilliamGray]
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Originally Posted By MonkTx:
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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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.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 8:42:23 PM EDT
Same radio will also do this.

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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:


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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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
TAG

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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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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Originally Posted By Shott8283:
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
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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.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 9:23:55 PM EDT
tag for scanner nerdyness.
Link Posted: 3/22/2014 9:43:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2014 9:43:58 PM EDT by WinstonSmith]
None of it matters without an antenna, and boy you can chase antennas around 'til you're blue
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Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
None of it matters without an antenna, and boy you can chase antennas around 'til you're blue
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It comes with an antenna, but it is not that great.
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Originally Posted By Shott8283:



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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Originally Posted By Shott8283:
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Shott8283:
TAG




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

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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Originally Posted By Sheddy:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C37AZXK?tag=vglnk-c102-20

14 dollar one. Seems identical.
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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.
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 12:21:07 AM EDT
Ok, screw it. I'm in.

I'll see how well it works with an older netbook.
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 12:26:22 AM EDT
What do I have to lose?

Looks interdasting. Just ordered one. Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 12:37:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2014 12:50:46 AM EDT by mancow]
If you guys get one of the upconverters on eBay you can have an all mode HF receiver as well.
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 12:44:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZMV:
What do I have to lose?

Looks interdasting. Just ordered one. Thanks.
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Me too.
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 12:53:06 AM EDT
Tagged for the goodness
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tagg
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Tag for later
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 3:27:10 AM EDT
And arfcom costs me yet more money.

Looks like a fun toy, just ordered the $14 one posted above
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:


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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Originally Posted By Luchs:
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?
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 3:48:03 AM EDT
Heres a compatible upconverter to listen to hf as well

Same manufacturer
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 4:01:56 AM EDT
Tag
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Tag
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In for interesting
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What software is that?
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Luchs:
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.

Link Posted: 3/23/2014 6:16:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mancow:
If you guys get one of the upconverters on eBay you can have an all mode HF receiver as well.
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Yeah, I will probably order the up-convertor. Amazon has one for $50 or so.
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 6:50:01 AM EDT
Ordered
I'm weak
Link Posted: 3/23/2014 8:13:34 AM EDT
If you ordered one, start reading up on the application installation procedures. They are not hard, but you need to follow them closely.

Link Posted: 3/23/2014 8:19:46 AM EDT
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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