RTL-SDR Blog V3 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO HF BiasT SMA Software Defined Radio R820T2

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RTL-SDR Blog V3 R820T2 1PPM TCXO HF BiasT SMA Software Defined Radio Software Defined Radio

An RTL SDR is great for many applications including general radio scanning, air traffic control, public safety radio, ADSB, AIS, ACARS, VDL2, trunked radio, P25/DMR digital voice, TETRA, POCSAG, weather balloons, APRS, NOAA APT or METEOR M2 weather satellites, Outernet, Inmarsat, Iridium, GSM, Milsatcom, radio astronomy, meteor scatter monitoring, DAB, or for use as a low cost panadapter with a traditional ham radio.

Just search our RTL-SDR Blog website (Google please, links are not allowed on eBay) for your application of interest to see some ideas.

This RTL SDR unit has several improvements over generic and other brands including:
R820T2 tuner
Improved passive component tolerances
A 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO)
HF mode via direct sampling built in (can tune down to 500 kHz unlike basic RTL-SDR's which can only go to 24 MHz)
SMA F connector
Aluminium shielded case with thermal pad for passive cooling to improve L-Band performance
Software activatable 4.5v bias tee circuit
Improved PCB design for lower noise and less spurs
A USB noise choke, more bypass capacitors, and built in ferrites for less PC noise
Improved ESD protection (additional ESD diode and extra ESD discharge paths)
An improved front end circuit designed for wideband use (other models still use a circuit designed for DVB-T only)
Several breakout pads on the PCB for advanced users
This is an RTL-SDR software defined radio receiver with RTL2832U ADC chip, R820T2 tuner, 1PPM TCXO, SMA F connector and aluminium case with passive cooling. Tunes from 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz with up to 3.2 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth (2.4 MHz max stable, 3.2 MHz max if your application is tolerant to USB drops). (HF works in direct sampling mode - V.3 models and above only). Perfect for use as a computer based radio scanner with free software like SDR#, HDSDR, SDR-Radio, Linrad, GQRX or SDR Touch on Android. Works on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and even embedded Linux computers like the Raspberry Pi.

This model has several key improvements over other models. It uses the improved R820T2 tuner, has a 1PPM TCXO (2 PPM initial offset, 1 PPM temperature drift), has improved component tolerances and an SMA F connector. It also comes with a software activatable bias-tee circuit for powering external devices such as LNA's and active antennas. It also has HF reception capabilities. Most standard RTL-SDR dongles can tune down to 24 MHz at the lowest. This model has hardware that unlocks the "direct sampling mode", and allows for tuning down to 500 kHz. There is a built in 25 MHz low pass filter for optimizing this mode.

Various other improvements over other models have also been applied. For example a choke has been added on the USB line and additional bypass capacitors and power line ferrites have been added for reduced internal & PC noise, the PCB has been redesigned for significantly lower noise performance, ESD protection has been improved, the front end circuit has been optimized for wideband use (other models are still optimized for DVB-T frequencies), the LDO has been upgraded, and several break out pads have been added for advanced users.

The device requires USB 2.0 (works on most USB 3.0 ports, but we cannot guarantee it to work on all so please ensure your PC has a native USB 2.0 port just in case). Installation on Windows is simple, please Google for the RTL-SDR Blog Quickstart guide (links are not allowed on eBay sorry).

Can tune from 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz and has up to 3.2 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth (2.4 MHz stable). (HF reception below 24 MHz in direct sampling mode with reduced performance). Please note RTL-SDR dongles are RX only.

Package Contain:
1 * SMA Software Defined Radio

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
David Martin
Rtl-sdr blog v3

Works as it should but delivery took forever and had message from delivery company saying out for delivery 3 days on the trit

Kateryna Hlushchenko

RTL-SDR Blog V3 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO HF BiasT SMA Software Defined Radio R820T2

Darron Prior

Amazing bit off kit

Ben S.
RTL-SDR has been a great product

These are great SDR's, I have two of them are couldn't be more pleased. They are very versatile and can be used in numerous tech projects. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to try out SDR.

Works great, accurate, and better quality than others

While this SDR may work the same in terms of the firmware as other SDRs, it has a much better build quality, and I appreciate that.