Friday, January 2, 2015

RTL SDR (IF) 9Mhz IF Panadapter - Improved

During the past year I kept seeing folks talking about new 0.5ppm RTL Dongles, but I had a lot of trouble tracking down the TCXO, or one of the Dongles that'd already been mod'd to include one.  Nooelec.com now has them on sale. *WARNING* THEY'RE NOT CHEAP! (so the faint of heart need not apply).  

My old project details for this are found here.  Complete with photo's of the entire build and details on how to actually use the device.


Here are pix of the replacement.


NEW RTL 0.5ppm (silver above)

OLD RTL (replaced)

(Some of the sheilded guts of my panadapter)


Side view