Install and Configure 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

RS-918 failure and fix

RS-918 SDR transceiver

I have one of these RS-918 mcHF clones. Mine failed after a few weeks to power on. Watch these videos to see how I found a fix and repaired the SDR radio to its original capabilities. I hope this helps everyone who buys one of these SDR radios. FOr more info on the radio itself, … Read more

Firmware upgrade RS-918 SDR

RS-918 SDR transceiver

Watch the video I made of the process of updating the firmware in this McHF clone. This process is relatively straightforward and can be completed in about 15 minutes. As with any firmware update, there is some risk of damaging your device and this is obviously done at your own risk. I followed the instructions … Read more