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    Cheap "Software Defined Radio" kit from China - asking for opinion

    Hello everybody,

    has someone use that cheap SDR receiver kit form Cina (it has good reviews in shop offering it):

    https://www.banggood.com/100KHz-1_7G...r_warehouse=CN

    Any comments form people using it, or hints for montage?

    I will be graceful for any opinions.

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    Re: Cheap "Software Defined Radio" kit from China - asking for opinion

    Check if the bandwidth of RTL2832U is sufficient for you.


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    Re: Cheap "Software Defined Radio" kit from China - asking for opinion

    Hello,

    thanks for answer :)

    If the information on the product page: 100KHz-1.7GHz is correct then it should be enough.

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    Re: Cheap "Software Defined Radio" kit from China - asking for opinion

    The bandwidth of the baseband signal. Read some docs how does a SDR work.



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    Re: Cheap "Software Defined Radio" kit from China - asking for opinion

    What on Earth does " Please allow 1-3cm error due to manual measurement." mean in the link???

    To be fair, I have a simple SDR based on the same chipset here and it does work reasonably well but can't compete with my analog and DSP based receivers by a long way.

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    Re: Cheap "Software Defined Radio" kit from China - asking for opinion

    This RTL chip has got 8bit ADCs so dynamic range will be poor in comparison with analogue receivers. I use my NooElec NESDR SMArt as a indicator rather than a instrument...


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    Re: Cheap "Software Defined Radio" kit from China - asking for opinion

    Hi guys,

    thanks for your answers :)

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