Features of The Hobbyists Guide to the RTL SDR PDF
A comprehensive guide to the RTL2832U RTL-SDR software defined radio by the authors of the RTL-SDR Blog. The RTL-SDR is a super cheap software defined radio that grew from hacked DVB-T TV dongles. The Hobbyists Guide to the RTL SDR PDF
This book is about tips and tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your RTL-SDR dongle. Most projects described in this book are also compatible with other wideband SDRs like the HackRF, Airspy, LimeSDR and SDRplay.
What’s in the book?
- Learn how to set up your RTL-SDR with various free software defined radio programs such as SDR#, HDSDR, SDR-Radio and more.
- Learn all the little tricks and oddities that RTL-SDR dongles have.
- A whole chapter dedicated to improving the RTL-SDR’s performance.
- Dozens of tutorials for fun RTL-SDR based projects such as ADS-B aircraft radar, AIS boat radar, ACARS decoding, receiving NOAA and Meteor-M2 weather satellite images, listening to and following trunked radios, decoding digital voice P25/DMR/TETRA signals, decoding weather balloon telemetry, receiving DAB radio, analyzing GSM and listening to TETRA signals, decoding pagers, receiving various HF signals such as ham radio modes, weatherfax and DRM radio, decoding digital D-STAR voice, an introduction to GNU Radio, decoding RDS, decoding APRS, measuring filters and SWR with low cost equipment, receiving Inmarsat, AERO, and Iridium L-Band satellite data, and many many more projects!
- Guide to antennas, cables and adapters.
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Description of The Hobbyists Guide to the RTL SDR PDF
3Of all the books out there The Hobbyists Guide to the RTL SDR PDF is one of the most worthy and praised book for the subject of engineering and transportation as is recommended by all the leading engineers and professional transporters around the world who so highly recommend to read this book atleast once a lifetime for anyone who aspires to be a part of these professions. It has all the indispensable and non essential ingredients an aspirant or student would want to have for themselves and is a must download for all.
Karl Laufer was the son of the metallurgist Peter Laufer and his wife Eva née Molter. Karl Laufer, who was of Protestant denomination, married Anna Katharina née Hundsdorf (1885–1930) on 15 July 1911 in Darmstadt. In his second marriage he married Emilie née Stäbler.
Dimensions and Characteristics of The Hobbyists Guide to the RTL SDR PDF
- Identification Number : B00KCDF1QI
- Publisher : RTL-SDR.com; 7th edition (May 14, 2014)
- Publication date : May 14, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 41244 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 282 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #69,403 in Kindle Store
The title says it all
August 13, 2018
I have to give the book three stars and myself one for buying it: It is strictly a Hobbyist’s Guide. It tells you which software to download from where to receive basically everything that can be received with the RTL-SDR. It even tells you how to install the various (often commercial) pieces of software and where to click to make it all run. If there is more than one choice, it even tells you what – in the author’s opinion- is the best choice. If, however, you wanted to LEARN anything about what modulation and encoding techniques are used for the different services that can be received or what signal processing the SDR needs to perform to decode it all, you’ve come to the wrong place. Grudgingly, I would have given the book even more stars, if it were not for the shoddy editing (I got the print edition with lots of erroneous word repetitions, “that” instead of “than” and other typing errors) and the lack of a keyword index at the end. What mislead me was the mentioning of GNURadio (which uses signal processing building blocks for everything) in the table of contents – it is mentioned as a tool, but not used for anything after that. So again, this book may be exactly what you are looking for (except for the bad editing and the lack of an index), but it is definitely not even close to a textbook or manual for engineers that would teach any underlying concepts whatsoever.
‘Too Much Sugar For A Dime’ or… this is all you’ll need to enter into SDR
February 27, 2016
This book is a compilation of current data in the up and coming world of Software Defined Radio. If there is any doubt in you mind as to the future of SDR, this book quickly displays the possibilities of the science and gets your attention.
I’ve noticed that even discrete radios are coming out now with internal SDR functions, allowing for more ‘bang for the buck’ so to speak, in the purchase of feature rich devices.
I’ve been involved in electronics and radio since the days of vacuum tubes. This relatively new science has me fascinated and spell-bound to say the least. Even scanner radios are incorporating software defined functions that make tedious frequency inputting a matter of just entering a zip code! Just imagine that feature.
Actually, SDR is like adding another dimension to physical radios. Once the physical world is translated into the digital world, the sky is the limit. If you doubt this at all, buy this book and skim through its various paragraph headers; or the detailed table of contents that in itself is the result of software sorting and publishing.
I have a Kindle, but haven’t as yet figured out how to ‘move’ the book onto it. The author mentions that this is an option, but I’m failing to accomplish that as of this writing.
Richard A. Vercouteren
No help at all
October 2, 2020
I am sure it’s a great book if your dongle is already working and you are a computer expert. I ordered it to help me troubleshoot the dongle installation. The steps (which are identical online for free) were not specific enough to install it correctly and none of the things listed on the troubleshooting guide was applicable or it gave information I could not use I.E. “do such and such” but it would not explain how to do “such and such” , then to add insult to injury it gives a list of “other blogs and resources” on the last pages to help figure this out, which is why I bought the book in the first place! This was a complete waste of my time and money.
The Missing RTL-SDR Manual
March 4, 2016
I think this book should be called “The Missing RTL-SDR Manual.” It explained everything I needed to know in order to make my SDR dongle work, and this was especially important because the dongle came with absolutely no instructions. After covering the basics with detailed but simple written directions, screenshots, and a troubleshooting section (which I needed), the book goes into more advanced topics such as receiving digital communications from airplanes, tracking aircraft, displaying live images from NOAA weather satellites, using the Orbitron satellite tracker program, receiving images from the Meteor-M N2 polar orbiting Russian weather satellite, receiving and decoding weather balloon radiosondes, etc., etc. There is an antenna guide, an audio piping guide, a general frequency guide, a section for radio astronomy enthusiasts… The list goes on and on. If there were a Pulitzer Prize for easy-to-understand, useful, and complete instruction manuals covering a wide range of topics for beginners, I think this remarkable book would win it. The author, Carl Laufer, is to be commended for his truly excellent work!—Joe Benson
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