The RTL2832U chipset by Realtek, responsible for converting analog signal received by antenna into a digital form, is the same in every RTL-SDR dongle – hence the “RTL” in the name. All dongles use this chipset, irrespective of cost, size, or accessories.
I distinguish generations primarily by tuner chipset, then secondarily by additional characteristics. Exotics not generally available are not discussed.
The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has donated $100,000 to the upcoming 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island, which is set for late 2022. The D... Read more
Parallel planning is under way by three entities for DXpeditions to Bouvet Island in 2021, 2022, and 2023. The remote volcanic, glacial sub-Antarctic... Read more
The Daily DX has reported that the 3Y0J DXpedition team is still hoping to have a go at the island in 2023. The DXpedition team had planned to travel... Read more
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SDR Receiver demodulates and plays AM and FM signals received by an RTL-SDR, Airspy HF+ or SDRplay radio. Requires a radio and a host comput... Read more
The STARWAVES DRM SoftRadio allows you to conveniently enjoy any DRM live radio broadcast on your Android smartphone or tablet. No Internet connection... Read more
TEN-TEC has created another legend within the new 539 Argonaut VI. This NEW QRP transceiver incorporates the use of TEN-TEC’s ASR design philoso... Read more