How to Install RTL.SDR Successfully & Configure


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

Exciting news – KX3 ordered

I’m excited to announce that I have just placed my order for a brand new Elecraft KX3 transceiver. I’ll definitely do an un-boxing video when it arrives and you can see that on my YouTube channel: The Radio Hobbyist. Here is the radio- And here is my wife’s reaction- Elecraft KX3 Features: Ultra-portable, all-band/all-mode high-performance … Read more

New Laptop for the Shack

Well it had to happen eventually. The old HP laptop died a sudden death. The cat chewed the power supply cord, and when I finally got around to repairing it the laptop wouldn’t start up anyway. It didn’t owe me anything… it was 10 years old. The only pain in the butt is the fact … Read more