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  • RTL-SDR (Software Defined Radio) met Dipool Antenne Kit

    RTL-SDR RTL-SDR V3 (Software Defined Radio) with Dipole Antenna Kit

    2 reviews

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    RTL-SDR is an affordable dongle that can be used as a computer based radio scanner for receiving live radio signals in your area. This particular dongle includes a R820T2 tuner, a 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO), SMA F connector. It features an aluminium case with passive cooling via a thermal pad. Moreover, there is a software switchable bias tee circuit, supplementary ESD protection, lower overall noise and built-in direct sampling for HF reception. This device can receive frequencies from 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz and has up to 3.2 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth (2.4 MHz stable). Note: RTL-SDR dongles are RX only. You can use this kit either for terrestrial or satellite reception just by changing the orientation of the antenna. Thanks to the included mounts and extension cables it is possible to temporarily place the antenna outside for a better reception. Other potential applications are general radio scanning, air traffic control, public safety radio, ADSB, ACARS, trunked radio, P25 digital voice, POCSAG, weather balloons, APRS, NOAA APT weather satellites, radio astronomy, meteor scatter monitoring etc. Included RTL-SDR V3 Dongle (R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO SMA) 2x 23 cm to 1 m telescopic antenna 2x 5 cm to 13 cm telescopic antenna Dipole Antenna Base with 60 cm RG174 extension cable 3 m RG174 extension cable Flexible Tripod Mount Suction Cup Mount Downloads Quick Start Guide SDR# User Guide Dipole Antenna Kit Guide

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    € 59,95

    Members € 53,96

  •  -12% Great Scott Gadgets HackRF One Software Defined Radio (1 MHz tot 6 GHz)

    Great Scott Gadgets Great Scott Gadgets HackRF One Software Defined Radio (1 MHz to 6 GHz)

    3 reviews

    HackRF One is a Software Defined Radio (SDR) peripheral capable of transmission or reception of radio signals from 1 MHz to 6 GHz. Designed to enable test and development of modern and next generation radio technologies, HackRF One is an open source hardware platform that can be used as a USB peripheral or programmed for stand-alone operation. Specifications 1 MHz to 6 GHz operating frequency Half-duplex transceiver Up to 20 million samples per second 8-bit quadrature samples (8-bit I and 8-bit Q) Compatible with GNU Radio, SDR and more Software-configurable RX and TX gain and baseband filter Software-controlled antenna port power (50 mA at 3.3 V) SMA female antenna connector SMA female clock input and output for synchronization Convenient buttons for programming Internal pin headers for expansion Hi-Speed USB 2.0 USB-powered Open source hardware HackRF One is test equipment for RF systems. It has not been tested for compliance with regulations governing transmission of radio signals. You are responsible for using your HackRF One legally. Included 1x HackRF One 1x Injection molded plastic enclosure 1x micro-USB cable Note: An antenna is not included. ANT500 is recommended as a starter antenna for HackRF One. Documentation/Software Documentation GitHub Source code and hardware design files

    € 339,00€ 299,00

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  •  -16% Elektor Raspberry Pi RTL-SDR Bundel

    Elektor Bundles Elektor Raspberry Pi RTL-SDR V3 Bundle (EN)

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    Although much classical HF and mobile equipment is still in use by many amateurs, the use of computers and digital techniques has now become very popular among amateur radio operators. Nowadays, anyone can purchase a Raspberry Pi computer and run almost all amateur radio software on the ‘RPi’, which is slightly bigger than the size of a credit card. The RTL-SDR devices have become very popular among hams because of their very low cost and rich features. A basic system may consist of a USB-based RTL-SDR device (dongle) with a suitable antenna, an RPi computer, a USB-based external audio input-output adapter, and software installed on the Pi. With such a simple setup it is feasible to receive signals from around 24 MHz to over 1.7 GHz. With the addition of a low-cost upconverter device, an RTL-SDR can easily and effectively receive the HF bands. This book is aimed at amateur radio enthusiasts, electronic engineering students, and anyone interested in learning to use the Raspberry Pi to build electronic projects. The book is suitable for the full range of beginners through old hands at ham radio. Step-by-step installation of the operating system is described with many details on the commonly used Linux commands. Some knowledge of the Python programming language is required to understand and modify the projects given in the book. Example projects developed in the book include a station clock, waveform generation, transistor amplifier design, active filter design, Morse code exerciser, frequency counter, RF meter, and more. The block diagram, circuit diagram, and complete Python program listings are given for each project, including the full description of the projects. Besides wide coverage of RTL-SDR for amateur radio, the book also summarizes the installation and use instructions of the following ham radio programs and software tools you can run on your Raspberry Pi: TWCLOCK, Klog, Gpredict, FLDIGI, DIRE WOLF, xcwcp, QSSTV, LinPsk, Ham Clock, CHIRP, xastir, and CQRLOG. The RTL-SDR kit includes RTL-SDR Blog brand R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO SMA V3 Dongle Dipole Antenna Base with 60 cm RG174 extension cable 2x 23 cm to 1 m telescopic antenna 2x 5 cm to 13 cm telescopic antenna 3 meter RG174 extension cable Flexible Tripod Mount Suction Cup Mount RTL-SDR is an affordable dongle that can be used as a computer based radio scanner for receiving live radio signals in your area. This particular dongle includes a R820T2 tuner, a 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO), SMA F connector. It features an aluminium case with passive cooling via a thermal pad. Moreover, there is a software switchable bias tee circuit, supplementary ESD protection, lower overall noise and built-in direct sampling for HF reception. This device can receive frequencies from 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz and has up to 3.2 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth (2.4 MHz stable). Note: RTL-SDR dongles are RX only. You can use this kit either for terrestrial or satellite reception just by changing the orientation of the antenna. Thanks to the included mounts and extension cables it is possible to temporarily place the antenna outside for a better reception. Other potential applications are general radio scanning, air traffic control, public safety radio, ADSB, ACARS, trunked radio, P25 digital voice, POCSAG, weather balloons, APRS, NOAA APT weather satellites, radio astronomy, meteor scatter monitoring etc.

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    € 94,95€ 79,95

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  • Great Scott Gadgets ANT500 Telescopic Antenna (75 MHz to 1 GHz)

    Great Scott Gadgets Great Scott Gadgets ANT500 Telescopic Antenna (75 MHz to 1 GHz)

    ANT500 from Great Scott Gadgets is a telescopic antenna designed for operation from 75 MHz to 1 GHz. Its total length is configurable from 20 cm to 88 cm. ANT500 is constructed of stainless steel and features an SMA male connector, rotating shaft, and adjustable elbow. ANT500 is a 50 ohm general purpose antenna. It is the perfect first antenna for use with HackRF One.

    € 34,95

    Members € 31,46

  • RTL-SDR V4 (Software Defined Radio) with Dipole Antenna Kit

    RTL-SDR RTL-SDR V4 (Software Defined Radio) with Dipole Antenna Kit

    Best value RTL-SDR on the market RTL-SDR is an affordable dongle that can be used as a computer-based radio scanner for receiving live radio signals between 500 kHz and 1.75 GHz in your area. The new RTL-SDR V4 offers several improvements over generic brands including use of the R828D tuner chip, triplexed input filter, notch filter, improved component tolerances, a 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO), SMA F connector, aluminium case with passive cooling, bias tee circuit, improved power supply, and a built in HF upconverter. RTL-SDR V4 comes with the portable dipole antenna kit. It is great for beginners as it allows for terrestrial and satellite reception and easy to mount outdoors and designed for portable and temporary outside usage. Features Improved HF reception: V4 now uses a built-in upconverter instead of using a direct sampling circuit. This means no more Nyquist folding of signals around 14.4 MHz, improved sensitivity, and adjustable gain on HF. Like the V3, the lower tuning range remains at 500 kHz and very strong reception may still require front end attenuation/filtering. Improved filtering: The V4 makes use of the R828D tuner chip, which has three inputs. The SMA input has been triplexed input into 3 bands: HF, VHF and UHF. This provides some isolation between the 3 bands, meaning out of band interference from strong broadcast stations is less likely to cause desensitization or imaging. Improved filtering x2: In addition to the triplexing, the open drain pin on the R828D can be also used, which allows to add simple notch filters for common interference bands such as broadcast AM, broadcast FM and the DAB bands. These only attenuate by a few dB, but may still help. Improved phase noise on strong signals: Due to an improved power supply design, phase noise from power supply noise has been significantly reduced. Less heat: Another advantage of the improved power supply is low power consumption and less heat generation compared to the V3. Contents 1x RTL-SDR V4 dongle (R828D RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO SMA) 2x 23 cm to 1 m telescopic antenna 2x 5 cm to 13 cm telescopic antenna 1x Dipole antenna base with 60 cm RG174 1x 3 m RG174 extension cable 1x Flexible tripod mount 1x Suction cup mount Links User Guide Quick Start Guide SDR# User Guide Dipole Antenna Guide

    € 59,95

    Members € 53,96

  • Raspberry Pi for Radio Amateurs

    Raspberry Pi for Radio Amateurs

    Program and build RPi-based ham station utilities, tools, and instruments Although much classical HF and mobile equipment is still in use by many amateurs, the use of computers and digital techniques has now become very popular among amateur radio operators. Nowadays, anyone can purchase a Raspberry Pi computer and run almost all amateur radio software on the ‘RPi’, which is slightly bigger than the size of a credit card. The RTL-SDR devices have become very popular among hams because of their very low cost and rich features. A basic system may consist of a USB-based RTL-SDR device (dongle) with a suitable antenna, an RPi computer, a USB-based external audio input-output adapter, and software installed on the Pi. With such a simple setup it is feasible to receive signals from around 24 MHz to over 1.7 GHz. With the addition of a low-cost upconverter device, an RTL-SDR can easily and effectively receive the HF bands. This book is aimed at amateur radio enthusiasts, electronic engineering students, and anyone interested in learning to use the Raspberry Pi to build electronic projects. The book is suitable for the full range of beginners through old hands at ham radio. Step-by-step installation of the operating system is described with many details on the commonly used Linux commands. Some knowledge of the Python programming language is required to understand and modify the projects given in the book. Example projects developed in the book include a station clock, waveform generation, transistor amplifier design, active filter design, Morse code exerciser, frequency counter, RF meter, and more. The block diagram, circuit diagram, and complete Python program listings are given for each project, including the full description of the projects. Besides wide coverage of RTL-SDR for amateur radio, the book also summarizes the installation and use instructions of the following ham radio programs and software tools you can run on your Raspberry Pi: TWCLOCK, Klog, Gpredict, FLDIGI, DIRE WOLF, xcwcp, QSSTV, LinPsk, Ham Clock, CHIRP, xastir, and CQRLOG.

    € 34,95

    Members € 31,46

  •  -25% Elektor SDR-shield 2.0

    Elektor Labs Elektor SDR Shield 2.0

    This board is a newer version of the Elektor SDR Reloaded, the difference is that on this new version with two PLL outputs and two LF-outputs, which are accessible via additional connectors on the board (not included in the kit). This allows the user to use this Arduino shield as a signal generator, SW transmitter or even transceiver. Specifications Operating Voltage 5 V and 3.3 V from Arduino Frequency Range 150 kHz to 30 MHz Sensitivity 1 µV Overall Gain 40 dB Maximum signal level at antenna 10 mV Dynamic Range 80 dB Please note: The module doesn't come pre-soldered. Links Elektor SDR Shield 2.0 (1) Elektor SDR Shield 2.0 (2) Elektor SDR Shield 2.0 (3)

    € 39,95€ 29,95

    Members € 26,96

  • SDR Hands-on Book (E-book)

    Elektor Digital SDR Hands-on Book (E-book)

    The short-wave technique has a very particular appeal: It can easily bridge long distances. By reflecting short-wave signals off the conductive layers of the ionosphere, they can be received in places beyond the horizon and therefore can reach anywhere on earth. Although technology is striving for ever higher frequencies, and radio is usually listened to on FM, DAB+, satellite or the Internet, modern means of transmission require extensive infrastructure and are extremely vulnerable. In the event of a global power outage, there is nothing more important than the short-wave. Amateur radio is not only a hobby, it’s also an emergency radio system! Elektor’s SDR-Shield (SKU 18515) is a versatile shortwave receiver up to 30 MHz. Using an Arduino and the appropriate software, radio stations, morse signals, SSB stations, and digital signals can be received. In this book, successful author and enthusiastic radio amateur, Burkhard Kainka describes the modern practice of software defined radio using the Elektor SDR Shield. He not only imparts a theoretical background but also explains numerous open source software tools.

    € 24,95

    Members € 19,96

  • Raspberry Pi for Radio Amateurs (E-book)

    Elektor Digital Raspberry Pi for Radio Amateurs (E-book)

    Program and build RPi-based ham station utilities, tools, and instruments Although much classical HF and mobile equipment is still in use by many amateurs, the use of computers and digital techniques has now become very popular among amateur radio operators. Nowadays, anyone can purchase a Raspberry Pi computer and run almost all amateur radio software on the ‘RPi’, which is slightly bigger than the size of a credit card. The RTL-SDR devices have become very popular among hams because of their very low cost and rich features. A basic system may consist of a USB-based RTL-SDR device (dongle) with a suitable antenna, an RPi computer, a USB-based external audio input-output adapter, and software installed on the Pi. With such a simple setup it is feasible to receive signals from around 24 MHz to over 1.7 GHz. With the addition of a low-cost upconverter device, an RTL-SDR can easily and effectively receive the HF bands. This book is aimed at amateur radio enthusiasts, electronic engineering students, and anyone interested in learning to use the Raspberry Pi to build electronic projects. The book is suitable for the full range of beginners through old hands at ham radio. Step-by-step installation of the operating system is described with many details on the commonly used Linux commands. Some knowledge of the Python programming language is required to understand and modify the projects given in the book. Example projects developed in the book include a station clock, waveform generation, transistor amplifier design, active filter design, Morse code exerciser, frequency counter, RF meter, and more. The block diagram, circuit diagram, and complete Python program listings are given for each project, including the full description of the projects. Besides wide coverage of RTL-SDR for amateur radio, the book also summarizes the installation and use instructions of the following ham radio programs and software tools you can run on your Raspberry Pi: TWCLOCK, Klog, Gpredict, FLDIGI, DIRE WOLF, xcwcp, QSSTV, LinPsk, Ham Clock, CHIRP, xastir, and CQRLOG.

    € 29,95

    Members € 23,96

  • Great Scott Gadgets ANT700 Telescopic Antenna (300 MHz to 1100 MHz)

    Great Scott Gadgets Great Scott Gadgets ANT700 Telescopic Antenna (300 MHz to 1100 MHz)

    ANT700 from Great Scott Gadgets is a lightweight telescopic antenna designed for operation from 300 MHz to 1100 MHz. Its total length is configurable from 9.5 cm to 24.5 cm. ANT700 is constructed of stainless steel and features an SMA male connector, rotating shaft, and adjustable elbow. ANT700 is a 50 ohm general purpose antenna. It is a perfect first antenna for use with HackRF One.

    € 29,95

    Members € 26,96

  •  -16% Elektor Raspberry Pi RTL-SDR V4 Bundle

    Elektor Bundles Elektor Raspberry Pi RTL-SDR V4 Bundle

    Program and build Raspberry Pi based ham station utilities, tools, and instruments The new improved RTL-SDR V4 allows you to receive radio signals between 500 kHz and 1.75 GHz from stations utilizing different bands including MW/SW/LW broadcast, ham radio, utility, air traffic control, PMR, SRD, ISM, CB, weather satellite, and radio astronomy. The book Raspberry Pi for Radio Amateurs gives extensive coverage of deploying the RTL-SDR kit through the use of a Raspberry Pi. This bundle contains: RTL-SDR V4 (Software Defined Radio) with Dipole Antenna Kit (normal price: €59.95) Raspberry Pi for Radio Amateurs (normal price: €34.95) RTL-SDR V4 (Software Defined Radio) with Dipole Antenna Kit RTL-SDR is an affordable dongle that can be used as a computer-based radio scanner for receiving live radio signals between 500 kHz and 1.75 GHz in your area. The new RTL-SDR V4 offers several improvements over generic brands including use of the R828D tuner chip, triplexed input filter, notch filter, improved component tolerances, a 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO), SMA F connector, aluminium case with passive cooling, bias tee circuit, improved power supply, and a built in HF upconverter. RTL-SDR V4 comes with the portable dipole antenna kit. It is great for beginners as it allows for terrestrial and satellite reception and easy to mount outdoors and designed for portable and temporary outside usage. Features Improved HF reception: V4 now uses a built-in upconverter instead of using a direct sampling circuit. This means no more Nyquist folding of signals around 14.4 MHz, improved sensitivity, and adjustable gain on HF. Like the V3, the lower tuning range remains at 500 kHz and very strong reception may still require front end attenuation/filtering. Improved filtering: The V4 makes use of the R828D tuner chip, which has three inputs. The SMA input has been triplexed input into 3 bands: HF, VHF and UHF. This provides some isolation between the 3 bands, meaning out of band interference from strong broadcast stations is less likely to cause desensitization or imaging. Improved filtering x2: In addition to the triplexing, the open drain pin on the R828D can be also used, which allows to add simple notch filters for common interference bands such as broadcast AM, broadcast FM and the DAB bands. These only attenuate by a few dB, but may still help. Improved phase noise on strong signals: Due to an improved power supply design, phase noise from power supply noise has been significantly reduced. Less heat: Another advantage of the improved power supply is low power consumption and less heat generation compared to the V3. Contents 1x RTL-SDR V4 dongle (R828D RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO SMA) 2x 23 cm to 1 m telescopic antenna 2x 5 cm to 13 cm telescopic antenna 1x Dipole antenna base with 60 cm RG174 1x 3 m RG174 extension cable 1x Flexible tripod mount 1x Suction cup mount Links User Guide Quick Start Guide SDR# User Guide Dipole Antenna Guide Raspberry Pi for Radio Amateurs Although much classical HF and mobile equipment is still in use by many amateurs, the use of computers and digital techniques has now become very popular among amateur radio operators. Nowadays, anyone can purchase a Raspberry Pi computer and run almost all amateur radio software on the ‘RPi’, which is slightly bigger than the size of a credit card. The RTL-SDR devices have become very popular among hams because of their very low cost and rich features. A basic system may consist of a USB-based RTL-SDR device (dongle) with a suitable antenna, an RPi computer, a USB-based external audio input-output adapter, and software installed on the Pi. With such a simple setup it is feasible to receive signals from around 24 MHz to over 1.7 GHz. With the addition of a low-cost upconverter device, an RTL-SDR can easily and effectively receive the HF bands. This book is aimed at amateur radio enthusiasts, electronic engineering students, and anyone interested in learning to use the Raspberry Pi to build electronic projects. The book is suitable for the full range of beginners through old hands at ham radio. Step-by-step installation of the operating system is described with many details on the commonly used Linux commands. Some knowledge of the Python programming language is required to understand and modify the projects given in the book. Example projects developed in the book include a station clock, waveform generation, transistor amplifier design, active filter design, Morse code exerciser, frequency counter, RF meter, and more. The block diagram, circuit diagram, and complete Python program listings are given for each project, including the full description of the projects. Besides wide coverage of RTL-SDR for amateur radio, the book also summarizes the installation and use instructions of the following ham radio programs and software tools you can run on your Raspberry Pi: TWCLOCK, Klog, Gpredict, FLDIGI, DIRE WOLF, xcwcp, QSSTV, LinPsk, Ham Clock, CHIRP, xastir, and CQRLOG.

    € 94,95€ 79,95

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  • SDR Hands-on Boek

    SDR Hands-on Book

    The short-wave technique has a very particular appeal: It can easily bridge long distances. By reflecting short-wave signals off the conductive layers of the ionosphere, they can be received in places beyond the horizon and therefore can reach anywhere on earth. Although technology is striving for ever higher frequencies, and radio is usually listened to on FM, DAB+, satellite or the Internet, modern means of transmission require extensive infrastructure and are extremely vulnerable. In the event of a global power outage, there is nothing more important than the short-wave. Amateur radio is not only a hobby, it’s also an emergency radio system! Elektor’s SDR-Shield (SKU 18515) is a versatile shortwave receiver up to 30 MHz. Using an Arduino and the appropriate software, radio stations, morse signals, SSB stations, and digital signals can be received. In this book, successful author and enthusiastic radio amateur, Burkhard Kainka describes the modern practice of software defined radio using the Elektor SDR Shield. He not only imparts a theoretical background but also explains numerous open source software tools.

    € 29,95

    Members € 26,96

  • Great Scott Gadgets Opera Cake – Antenneschakelaar voor HackRF One

    Great Scott Gadgets Great Scott Gadgets Opera Cake - Antenna Switch for HackRF One

    Opera Cake is an antenna switching add-on board for HackRF One that is configured with command-line software either manually, or for automated port switching based on frequency or time. It has two primary ports, each connected to any of eight secondary ports, and is optimized for use as a pair of 1x4 switches or as a single 1x8 switch. Its recommended frequency range is 1 MHz to 4 GHz. When HackRF One is used to transmit, Opera Cake can automatically route its output to the appropriate transmit antennas, as well as any external filters, amplifiers, etc. No changes are needed to the existing SDR software, but full control from the host is available. Opera Cake also enhances the HackRF One’s use as a spectrum analyzer across its entire operating frequency range of 1 MHz to 4 GHz. Antenna switching works with the existing hackrf_sweep feature, which can sweep the whole tuning range in less than a second. Automatic switching mid-sweep enables the use of multiple antennas when sweeping a wide frequency range. Downloads Documentation GitHub

    € 199,95

    Members € 179,96

  • Great Scott Gadgets YARD Stick One – Sub-1 GHz Wireless Test Tool

    Great Scott Gadgets Great Scott Gadgets YARD Stick One - Sub-1 GHz Wireless Test Tool

    YARD Stick One (Yet Another Radio Dongle) is a sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver IC on a USB dongle. It is based on the Texas Instruments CC1111. YARD Stick One can transmit or receive digital wireless signals at frequencies below 1 GHz. It uses the same radio circuit as the popular IM-Me. The radio functions that are possible by customizing IM-Me firmware are now at your fingertips when you attach YARD Stick One to a computer via USB. Features Half-duplex transmit and receive Official operating frequencies: 300-348 MHz, 391-464 MHz, and 782-928 MHz Unofficial operating frequencies: 281-361 MHz, 378-481 MHz, and 749-962 MHz Modulations: ASK, OOK, GFSK, 2-FSK, 4-FSK, MSK Data rates up to 500 kbps Full-Speed USB 2.0 SMA female antenna connector (50 ohms) Software-controlled antenna port power (max 50 mA at 3.3 V) Low pass filter for elimination of harmonics when operating in the 800 and 900 MHz bands GoodFET-compatible expansion and programming header GIMME-compatible programming test points Open source Downloads Documentation GitHub

    € 99,95

    Members € 89,96

  • GPS/GNSS Magnetic Mount Antenna – 3 m (SMA)

    SparkFun GPS/GNSS Magnetic Mount Antenna - 3 m (SMA)

    This exceptional GPS/GNSS antenna is designed for both GPS and GLONASS reception. The magnetic mount allows it to be easily mounted to a metal base such as a ground plate or car roof. The antenna is terminated with a 3m cable and standard SMA connector. Features Dimensions: 50x38x17mm Weight: 75g including 3m cable Frequency Range: 1575 - 1610MHz GPS Center Frequency: 1575.42MHz GLONASS Center Frequency: 1602MHz LNA Voltage: 3 to 5VDC LNA Gain: 28dB LNA Current: 10mA Termination Connector: SMA Impedance: 50Ω Right-hand polarization Cable Length: 3 meter

    € 13,95

    Members € 12,56

  • Bullseye 10 kHz TCXO LNB for QO-100

    RTL-SDR Bullseye 10 kHz TCXO LNB for QO-100

    The Bullseye LNB is the world's most precise and stable DTH/consumer Ku-band down converter. Even a VSAT LNBF costing hundreds of dollars more is no match for the performance of the Bullseye 10K LNB. Each unit is calibrated at the factory to within 1 kHz of absolute precision against a GPS-locked spectrum analyzer. Under outdoor conditions, the stability of the LNB is well within 10 kHz of offset. As a bonus feature, the Bullseye 10K provides access to its internal 25 MHz TCXO through the secondary F-connector. This reference output can be used to directly monitor the performance of the TCXO over time. Features Bullseye 10 kHz BE01 Universal single output LNB Frequency stability within 10 kHz in normal outdoor environment Phase locked loop with 2 PPM TCXO Factory calibration within 1 kHz utilizing GPS-locked spectrum analyzers Ultra high precision PLL employing proprietary frequency control system (patent pending) Digitally controlled carrier offset with optional programmer 25 MHz output reference available on secondary F-connector (red) Specifications Input frequency: 10489-12750 MHz LO frequency: 9750/10600 MHz LO frequency stability at 23°C: ±10 kHz LO frequency stability at −20-60°C: ±30 kHz Gain: 50-66 dB Output frequency: 739-1950 MHz (low band) and 1100-2150 MHz (high band) Return loss of 8 dB (739-1950 MHz) and 10 dB (1100-2150 MHz) Noise figure: 0.5 dB

    € 24,95

    Members € 22,46

  • KrakenSDR – Five-channel Software Defined Radio (based on RTL-SDR)

    KrakenSDR - Five-channel Software Defined Radio (based on RTL-SDR)

    KrakenSDR is a phase-coherent software-defined radio with five RTL-SDRs KrakenSDR is a five-channel, RX-only, software-defined radio (SDR) based on the RTL-SDR and designed for phase-coherent applications and experiments. Phase-coherent SDR opens the door to some very interesting applications, including radio direction finding, passive radar, and beam forming. You can also use KrakenSDR as five separate radios. KrakenSDR is an upgraded version of the previous product, KerberosSDR. It provides a fifth receive channel, automatic phase-coherence synchronization capabilities, bias tees, a new RF design with cleaner spectrum, USB Type-C connectors, a heavy-duty enclosure, upgraded open source DAQ and DSP software, and an upgraded Android app for direction finding. RTL-SDR KrakenSDR makes use of five custom RTL-SDR circuits consisting of R820T2 and RTL2832U chips. The RTL-SDR is a well-known, low-cost software-defined radio (SDR), but throw five units together and using them on the same PC will not make them 'phase coherent;' each one will receive signals at a slightly different phase offset from the others. This makes it difficult or impossible to achieve a high degree of precision when measuring relationships between signals that arrive at different antennas. To achieve phase coherence, KrakenSDR drives all five RTL-SDR radios with a single clock source, and contains internal calibration hardware to allow the phase relationship between channels to be measured precisely and corrected for. Additionally, the overall design of KrakenSDR works to ensure phase stability, with care taken in the areas of heat management, driver configuration, power supply, and external-interference mitigation. Features Five-channel, coherent-capable RTL-SDR, all clocked to a single local oscillator Built-in automatic coherence synchronization hardware Automatic coherence synchronization and management via provided Linux software 24 MHz to 1766 MHz tuning Range (standard R820T2 RTL-SDR range, and possibly higher with hacked drivers) 4.5 V bias tee on each port Core DAQ and DSP software is open source and designed to run on a Raspberry Pi 4 Direction-finding software for Android (free for non-commercial use) Applications Physically locating an unknown transmitter of interest (e.g. illegal or interfering broadcasts, noise transmissions, or just as a curiosity) HAM radio experiments such as radio fox hunts or monitoring repeater abuse Tracking assets, wildlife, or domestic animals outside of network coverage through the use of low power beacons Locating emergency beacons for search-and-rescue teams Locating lost ships via VHF radio Passive radar detection of aircraft, boats, and drones Traffic-density monitoring via passive radar Beamforming Interferometry for radio astronomy Specifications Bandwidth 2.56 MHz RX Channels 5 Frequency Range 24-1766 MHz Radio Tuner 5x R820T2 Radio ADC 5x RTL2832U ADC Bit Depth 8-bits Oscillator Stability 1 PPM Typical Power Consumption 5 V/2.2 A (11 W) Enclosure Type Heavy-duty CNC Aluminum Dimensions 177 x 112.3 x 25.9 mm Weight 560 g Included 1x KrakenSDR (fully assembled and installed) with Aluminum enclosure 1x Manual Required USB Type-C cable 5 V/2.4 A USB Type-C power supply Antennas Raspberry Pi 4 (for computing) Android phone/tablet with mobile-hotspot capabilities (with direction finding) Downloads Wiki Android App

    € 549,00

    Members € 494,10

  • SparkFun GPS Breakout – NEO-M9N, Chip Antenna (Qwiic)

    SparkFun SparkFun GPS Breakout - NEO-M9N, Chip Antenna (Qwiic)

    Thanks to the onboard rechargeable battery, you'll have backup power enabling the GPS to get a hot lock within seconds! Additionally, this u-blox receiver supports I²C (u-blox calls this Display Data Channel), making it perfect for the Qwiic compatibility, so we don't have to use up our precious UART ports. Utilizing our handy Qwiic system, no soldering is required to connect it to the rest of your system. However, we still have broken out 0.1'-spaced pins if you prefer to use a breadboard. The NEO-M9N module detects jamming and spoofing events and can reports them to the host so that the system can react to such events. A SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) filter combined with an LNA (Low Noise Amplifier) in the RF path is integrated into the NEO-M9N module, allowing normal operation even under strong RF interferences. U-blox based GPS products are configurable using the popular but dense, windows program called u-centre. Plenty of different functions can be configured on the NEO-M9N: baud rates, update rates, geofencing, spoofing detection, external interrupts, SBAS/D-GPS, etc. All of this can be done within the SparkFun Arduino Library! The SparkFun NEO-M9N GPS Breakout is also equipped with an on-board rechargeable battery that provides power to the RTC on the NEO-M9N. This reduces the time-to-first fix from a cold start (~24s) to a hot start (~2s). The battery will maintain RTC and GNSS orbit data without being connected to power for plenty of time. Features Integrated Chip Antenna 92-Channel GNSS Receiver 1.5m Horizontal Accuracy 25Hz Max Update Rate (4 concurrent GNSS) Time-To-First-Fix: Cold: 24 s Hot: 2 s Max Altitude: 80,000 m Max G: ≤4 Max Velocity: 500 m/s Velocity Accuracy: 0.05 m/s Heading Accuracy: 0.3 degrees Time Pulse Accuracy: 30 ns 3.3 V VCC and I/O Current Consumption: ~31 mA Tracking GPS+GLONASS Software Configurable Geofencing Odometer Spoofing Detection External Interrupt Pin Control Low Power Mode Many others! Supports NMEA, UBX, and RTCM protocols over UART or I²C interfaces

    € 69,95

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  • RTL-SDR Semi-Rigid RG402 SMA Antenna Adapter Set

    RTL-SDR RTL-SDR Semi-Rigid RG402 SMA Antenna Adapter Set

    This set contains 10 semi-rigid RG402 adapter cables (SMA Male to SMA, BNC, Type N, Type F, UHF Male + Female adapters) with a length of 20 cm.

    € 32,95

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  • Molex Flexible GNSS Antenna – U.FL (Adhesive)

    SparkFun Molex Flexible GNSS Antenna - U.FL (Adhesive)

    The Molex Flexible GNSS Antenna has a tiny footprint at 40.40mm x 15.40mm, while the adhesive pad is a bit bigger at 56.40mm x 20mm. Even better, the antenna is only 0.1mm thick (or about the thickness of a piece of paper). Remove the backing and stick this to any surface, or leave the backing on (be careful of the fragile U.FL connector). Features Cable length: 50mm Connector: U.FL Radiation Pattern: Omnidirectional Polarization: Linear Weigth: 0.466 g Mounting Style: Adhesive Protocol: BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS Return Loss: < -8dB Peak Gain (Max): 1.1 dBi+ Efficiency: >74% Input Impedance 50 Ohms

    € 4,95

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  • GNSS Multi-Band Magnetic Mount Antenna – 5 m (SMA)

    SparkFun GNSS Multi-Band Magnetic Mount Antenna - 5 m (SMA)

    Out of stock

    Designed for the latest u-blox F9 platform – including the ZED-F9P module – it provides a fast, easy, and reliable multi-band antenna solution. Still, it can be used with any GPS/GNSS receiver that can benefit from the L1/L2 dual reception. This antenna supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou and includes a high-performance multi-band RHCP dual-feed patch antenna element; a built-in high-gain LNA SAW pre-filtering, and a 5 m SMA cable. Features Frequency: L1 Band: 1559-1606 MHz L2/L5 Band: 1197-1249 MHz Peak gain (over 15 cm diameter ground plane): L1 Band: 3.5 dBic L2/L5 Band: 0-2.0 dBic VSWR: max. 2 Bandwidth: min. 200 MHz Impedance: 50 Ohm Polarization RHCP Supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou 5m coaxial cable with SMA connector Magnetic base, fixed installation option (screw mount, 2x M4 screws) Dimensions: 60 x 82 x 22.5 mm Weight: 175g (including cable)

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    € 109,95

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  •  -17% Great Scott Gadgets HackRF One SDR + Opera Cake Antenneschakelaar (Bundel)

    Great Scott Gadgets Great Scott Gadgets HackRF One SDR + Opera Cake Antenna Switch (Bundle)

    HackRF One Software Defined Radio HackRF One is a Software Defined Radio (SDR) peripheral capable of transmission or reception of radio signals from 1 MHz to 6 GHz. Designed to enable test and development of modern and next generation radio technologies, HackRF One is an open source hardware platform that can be used as a USB peripheral or programmed for stand-alone operation. Specifications 1 MHz to 6 GHz operating frequency Half-duplex transceiver Up to 20 million samples per second 8-bit quadrature samples (8-bit I and 8-bit Q) Compatible with GNU Radio, SDR and more Software-configurable RX and TX gain and baseband filter Software-controlled antenna port power (50 mA at 3.3 V) SMA female antenna connector SMA female clock input and output for synchronization Convenient buttons for programming Internal pin headers for expansion Hi-Speed USB 2.0 USB-powered Open source hardware HackRF One is test equipment for RF systems. It has not been tested for compliance with regulations governing transmission of radio signals. You are responsible for using your HackRF One legally. Note: An antenna is not included. ANT500 is recommended as a starter antenna for HackRF One. Documentation/Software Documentation GitHub Source code and hardware design files Opera Cake Antenna Switch for HackRF One Opera Cake is an antenna switching add-on board for HackRF One that is configured with command-line software either manually, or for automated port switching based on frequency or time. It has two primary ports, each connected to any of eight secondary ports, and is optimized for use as a pair of 1x4 switches or as a single 1x8 switch. Its recommended frequency range is 1 MHz to 4 GHz. When HackRF One is used to transmit, Opera Cake can automatically route its output to the appropriate transmit antennas, as well as any external filters, amplifiers, etc. No changes are needed to the existing SDR software, but full control from the host is available. Opera Cake also enhances the HackRF One’s use as a spectrum analyzer across its entire operating frequency range of 1 MHz to 4 GHz. Antenna switching works with the existing hackrf_sweep feature, which can sweep the whole tuning range in less than a second. Automatic switching mid-sweep enables the use of multiple antennas when sweeping a wide frequency range. Downloads Documentation GitHub Bundle Contents 1x HackRF One SDR 1x Injection molded plastic enclosure 1x micro-USB cable 1x Opera Cake Antenna Switch

    € 538,95€ 449,00

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  • SDRplay RSP1A – 14-bit SDR Receiver (1 kHz to 2 GHz)

    SDRplay SDRplay RSP1A - 14-bit SDR Receiver (1 kHz to 2 GHz)

    The SDRplay RSP1A is a popular, powerful wideband full featured 14-bit entry-level SDR receiver – and perfect as an all round general coverage communications receiver plus much much more.The RSP1A covers the complete radio spectrum from 1 kHz (VLF) to 2 GHz (Microwaves) with up to a massive 10 MHz visible bandwidth and the companion SDRuno software has all the popular ham bands and shortwave broadcast bands as “presets” for instant set-up.Features Covers all frequencies from 1 kHz through VLF, LF, MW, HF, VHF, UHF and L-band to 2 GHz, with no gaps Receive, monitor and record up to 10 MHz of spectrum at a time Free use of windows-based SDRuno software which provides an ever-increasing feature-set Strong and growing software support network Calibrated S meter/ RF power and SNR measurement with SDRuno (including datalogging to .CSV file capability) Documented API provided to allow demodulator or application development on multiple platforms Excellent dynamic range for challenging reception conditions Works with popular 3rd party SDR software (including HDSDR, SDR Console and Cubic SDR) ExtIO based plugin available Software upgradeable for future standards Strong and growing software support network API provided to allow demodulator or application development Multiplatform driver and API support including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Raspberry Pi 3/4 Up to 16 individual receivers in any 10 MHz slice of spectrum using SDRuno Calibrated S meter and power measurements with SDRuno Stand-alone windows-based spectrum analyser software available (with sweep, sample and hold features) Ideal for monitoring of ISM/ IoT/ Telemetry bands <2 GHz Ideal for portable operation Specifications Frequency Range 1 kHz – 2 GHz Antenna Connector SMA Antenna Impedance 50 Ohms Current Consumption (Typical) 185 mA (excl. Bias-T) USB Connector USB Type B Maximum Input Power +0 dBm Continuous+10 dBm Short Duration ADC Sample Rates 2-10.66 MSPS ADC Number of Bits 14 bit 2-6.048 MSPS12 bit 6.048-8.064 MSPS10 bit 8.064-9.216 MSPS8 bit >9.216 MSPS Bias-T 4.7 V100 mA guaranteed Reference 0.5ppm 24 MHz TCXO.Frequency error trimmable to 0.01ppm in field. Operating Temperature Range -10˚C to +60˚C Dimensions 98 x 88 x 34 mm Weight 110 g Downloads Datasheet Detailed Technical Information Software RSP1A vs RSPdx vs RSPduo RSP1A RSPdx RSPduo Continuous coverage from 1 kHz to 2 GHz ✓ ✓ ✓ Up to 10 Mhz visible bandwidth ✓ ✓ ✓ 14-bit ADC silicon technology plus multiple high-performance input filters ✓ ✓ ✓ Software selectable AM/FM & DAB broadcast band notch filters ✓ ✓ ✓ 4.7 V Bias-T for powering external remote antenna amplifier ✓ ✓ ✓ Powers over the USB cable with a simple type B socket ✓ ✓ ✓ 50Ω SMA antenna input(s) for 1 kHz to 2 GHz operation (software selectable) 1 2 2 Additional software selectable Hi-Z input for up to 30 Mhz operation ✓ Additional software selectable 50Ω BNC input for up to 200 MHz operation ✓ Additional LF/VLF filter for below 500 kHz ✓ 24 MHz reference clock input (+ output on RSPduo) ✓ ✓ Dual tuners enabling reception on 2 totally independent 2 MHz ranges ✓ Dual tuners enabling diversity reception using SDRuno ✓ Robust and strong plastic case (with internal RF shielding layer) ✓ Rugged black painted steel case ✓ ✓ Overall performance below 2 MHz for MW and LF + ++ + Multiple simultaneous applications + + ++ Performance in challenging fading conditions (*using diversity tuning) + + *++

    € 139,95

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  • SDRplay RSPdx – Single-Tuner 14-bit SDR Receiver (1 kHz to 2 GHz)

    SDRplay SDRplay RSPdx - Single-Tuner 14-bit SDR Receiver (1 kHz to 2 GHz)

    The SDRplay RSPdx is a wideband full featured single-tuner 14-bit SDR receiver which covers the entire RF spectrum from 1 kHz to 2 GHz giving up to 10 MHz of spectrum visibility. It contains three antenna ports, two of which use SMA connectors and operate across the full 1 kHz to 2 GHz range and the third uses a BNC connector which operates up to 200 MHz. The RSPdx also features a 24 MHz ‘plug and play’ reference clock input which allows the unit to be synchronised to an external reference clock such as a GPS disciplined oscillator (GPSDO). Features Covers all frequencies from 1 kHz through VLF, LF, MW, HF, VHF, UHF and L-band to 2 GHz, with no gaps Receive, monitor and record up to 10 MHz of spectrum at a time Performance below 2 MHz substantially enhanced – improved dynamic range and selectivity Software selectable choice of 3 antenna ports Enhanced ability to cope with extremely strong signals External clock input for synchronisation purposes, or connection to GPS reference clock for extra frequency accuracy Excellent dynamic range for challenging reception conditions Free use of windows-based SDRuno software which provides an ever-increasing feature-set Strong and growing software support network Calibrated S meter/ RF power and SNR measurement with SDRuno (including datalogging to .CSV file capability) Documented API provided to allow demodulator or application development on multiple platforms Applications (Amateur) Shortwave radio listening Broadcast DXing (AM/FM/TV) Panadaptor Aircraft (ADS-B and ATC) Slow Scan TV Multi-amateur band monitoring WSPR & digital modes Weather fax (HF and satellite) Satellite monitoring Geostationary environmental satellites Trunked radio Utility and emergency service monitoring Fast and effective antenna comparison Applications (Industrial) Spectrum Analyser Surveillance Wireless microphone monitoring RF surveying IoT receiver chain Signal logging RFI/EMC detection Broadcast integrity monitoring Spectrum monitoring Power measurement Applications (Educational/Scientific) Teaching Receiver design Radio astronomy Passive radar Ionosonde Spectrum analyser Receiver for IoT sensor projects Antenna research Specifications Frequency Range 1 kHz – 2 GHz Antenna Connector SMA Antenna Impedance 50 Ohms Current Consumption (Typical) 190 mA @ >60 MHz (excl. Bias-T)120 mA @ <60 MHz (excl. Bias-T) USB Connector USB Type B Maximum Input Power +0 dBm Continuous+10 dBm Short Duration ADC Sample Rates 2-10.66 MSPS ADC Number of Bits 14 bit 2-6.048 MSPS12 bit 6.048-8.064 MSPS10 bit 8.064-9.216 MSPS8 bit >9.216 MSPS Bias-T 4.7 V100 mA guaranteed Reference 0.5ppm 24 MHz TCXO.Frequency error trimmable to 0.01ppm in field. Operating Temperature Range -10˚C to +60˚C Dimensions 113 x 94 x 35 mm Weight 315 g Downloads Datasheet Review Introduction Document Software RSP1A vs RSPdx vs RSPduo RSP1A RSPdx RSPduo Continuous coverage from 1 kHz to 2 GHz ✓ ✓ ✓ Up to 10 Mhz visible bandwidth ✓ ✓ ✓ 14-bit ADC silicon technology plus multiple high-performance input filters ✓ ✓ ✓ Software selectable AM/FM & DAB broadcast band notch filters ✓ ✓ ✓ 4.7 V Bias-T for powering external remote antenna amplifier ✓ ✓ ✓ Powers over the USB cable with a simple type B socket ✓ ✓ ✓ 50Ω SMA antenna input(s) for 1 kHz to 2 GHz operation (software selectable) 1 2 2 Additional software selectable Hi-Z input for up to 30 Mhz operation ✓ Additional software selectable 50Ω BNC input for up to 200 MHz operation ✓ Additional LF/VLF filter for below 500 kHz ✓ 24 MHz reference clock input (+ output on RSPduo) ✓ ✓ Dual tuners enabling reception on 2 totally independent 2 MHz ranges ✓ Dual tuners enabling diversity reception using SDRuno ✓ Robust and strong plastic case (with internal RF shielding layer) ✓ Rugged black painted steel case ✓ ✓ Overall performance below 2 MHz for MW and LF + ++ + Multiple simultaneous applications + + ++ Performance in challenging fading conditions (*using diversity tuning) + + *++

    € 239,00

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What is RF? What is RF used for?

Electromagnetic fields, radio waves, microwaves, and wireless signals are called radio frequency (RF) energy. RF currents are electrical currents that oscillate at radio frequencies and have unique characteristics. RF energy is all around us, and RF is used in a variety of electronics and devices, including radio and television broadcasting, cellular telephones, satellite communications, microwave ovens, radars, and industrial heaters and sealers. These are just a few examples.

What is software-defined radio (SDR), and what can you do with SDR?

In general, an electrical signal is generated by hardware components. It is quite complicated to process signals with hardware and has limitations to troubleshoot. With software-defined radio (SDR), RF communication takes place using software, which simplifies the limitations of signal processing with hardware. Instead of having to use mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators, demodulators, and so on, SDR uses just an ADC and DAC, along with antennas, without the need for many hardware components.

The software for SDR can be used on a personal computer or an embedded system, providing a more flexible application and making it easy to troubleshoot problems. SDR is used in broadcast and amateur radio, radio astronomy, aircraft tracking and GSM network building, and many more applications. It's a good choice for many fun projects.

RTL-SDR is an affordable USB radio used to receive live radio broadcasts from a computer. Due to its popularity, users benefit from a wider variety of radio signals that just a few years ago would have cost hundreds or thousands of euros.

What does Elektor have to offer?

Elektor offers a variety of RF and SDR-related kits, such as the Elektor Raspberry Pi RTL -SDR Kit, which allows you to receive radio signals between 500 kHz and 1.75 GHz from stations using different bands, including MW/SW/LW broadcast, ISM, CB, ham radio, utility, and more. In addition, Elektor supplies its customers with telescopic antennas and magnetically mountable antennas, and much more. Browse our list to find a suitable solution for you.

What does the future hold for SDR?

The popularity of SDR solutions has been increasing since the widespread availability of 4G equipment. The prospects of upcoming technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), and sensor networks promise to further boost SDR . SDRs are built with more powerful FPGAs, and these applications are intended for increasingly complex tasks. As a result, FPGA tools that can manage growing amounts of data and complexity will inevitably gain popularity.

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