Install and Configure RTL.SDR

RTL SDR

Here is my new RTL SDR: 100KHz-1.7GHz Full Band UV HF RTL-SDR Receiver. RTL is short for RTL2832U. The Realtek RTL2832U chipset was a popular choice for digital video broadcast (DVB-T) receivers, whose original purpose was to receive video. It was discovered that these could be repurposed and turned into wideband SDR receivers. These devices … Read more

Introduction to Shortwave Radio

Shortwave Radio

Shortwave radio, also known as high frequency (HF) radio, is considered by some to be the “first internet.” Shortwave (3 – 30MHz) signals travel great distances (especially at night) and can be tuned to listen to broadcasts originating in other countries, earning shortwave radio the nickname of “world band radio.” Here’s a beginner’s guide to … Read more

Salvation Army Frequencies

Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio

Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio. Salvation Army workers with emergency comms and message handling training help the Salvation Army to coordinate its humanitarian aid efforts during and post-disaster. Frequencies to find Salvation Army comms 03808.0 – Caribbean weather information 03845.0 – Gulf Coast 03862.5 – Mississippi Area Traffic 03865.0 – West Virginia Emergency 03872.5 – … Read more

FEMA Frequencies

FEMA

FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Association. They are one of the frontline government agencies to respond to any large-scale disaster with medical care, triage, shelter, food, and other forms of humanitarian aid. List of Frequencies to find FEMA activity 34.90 – Nationwide National Guard frequency during emergencies 39.46 – Inter-department emergency communications by police 47.42 – … Read more