NooElec NESDR Smart (Software Defined Radio )

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NooElec NESDR Smart (Software Defined Radio )

Post by hawsey » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:41 pm

Happy New Year :-)

I'm trying to set up a Joggler as an SDR with the above .
I think I'm just making Linux errors as usual .
If I type lsusb I see the device listed but then the instructions say type
lsmod | grep dvb
But I get nothing , pdf below

https://www.nooelec.com/store/downloads ... ubuntu.pdf

Any ideas please :-)ImageImageImageImage

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Re: NooElec NESDR Smart (Software Defined Radio )

Post by hawsey » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:31 am

I gave Android a go with an SDR app called SDR touch and surprised myself as it works 8-)
You download SDR touch and also the generic RTL driver as an app .
I'm using the non paid Demo version to start with . ImageImage

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Re: NooElec NESDR Smart (Software Defined Radio )

Post by hawsey » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:50 am

I have had more experiments with my Android Ham Radio stuff .
Has anyone an idea how I would get a microphone working on the Joggler using Android ICS ? Is there anywhere internal that I could solder to maybe? I would like the microphone working for Zello , which kind of turns your device in to a CB / Ham radio albeit over the internet :-) .

So I managed to get an aeroplane scanner working which is cool , I can see the planes flying overhead on screen then I use my phone to look up where it's going , so far I've seen planes from my local airport , Newcastle , Glasgow and Edinburgh . So happy with that :-).
Police scanner radio is another great app where you can listen to US services from all over the States ( this doesn't use the dongle )
I've managed to load loads of other Amature Radio apps but not tried them yet .
Some photos of my experiments :-)ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: NooElec NESDR Smart (Software Defined Radio )

Post by pete » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:59 pm

@Gary,

Here installed the SDR drivers on a RPi2 which is in the attic and used to download NOAA weather maps the drivers are all the same.

Here is the DIY of the installation on the RPi which should work fine for you.

hxxps://gist.github.com/floehopper/99a0c8931f9d779b0998

Here is an easier one:

hxxps://drwxr.org/2017/04/setting-up-rtl-sdr-on-raspberry-pi-3/

Here is my DIY blog on doing this for NOAA satellites. The drivers are all the same:

hxxps://forums.homeseer.com/forum/homeseer-products-services/general-discussion-area/how-to-s/106941-raspberry-pi-noaa-weather-satellite-receiver

change the xx to tt above for the web links.

When you run rtl_test and see values then you are connected to the SDR and OK.

Very nice stuff. Here never did attempt this on the Joggler and the RPi2. The RPi2 is all just command line scripts that do JPG snapshots when the weather satellite goes over head.

I have used the SDR software on the desktop.

Not sure how well the Joggler will do with the graphics.

Here purchased a small kit with SDR radio and two antennas.
- Pete

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Re: NooElec NESDR Smart (Software Defined Radio )

Post by hawsey » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:30 pm

Nice one , Pete :-) yes , I love the Raspberry Pi but here just seeing how far I can push the Joggler , yes my SDR kit came with 3 or 4 antennas .
Picking up the aircraft over my house has been fun.
I broke my Ubuntu and Android builds unfortunately so tonight I will rebuild and back up this time :-) .
Ideally I would leave two Jogglers running 24/7 , maybe logging the info . I will try the satellite stuff also .

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