[amsat-bb] Re: Newsky dongle

Mark Spencer wa8sme at comcast.net
Tue Jan 15 11:47:45 PST 2013



I too have just started playing with the NooElec SDR.  One thing that hit me
between the eyes is that the SDR is not very sensitive.  I have had moderate
success copying local two meter traffic and APRS signals on 144.390 by using
a broad band preamp at the radio and also one at the antenna, with that
arrangement the SDR hears much better.





Mark Spencer, WA8SME

Education and Technology Program Director

ARRL, the national association for Amateur RadioTM

43 Pinelock Dr.

Gales Ferry, CT 06335


860-460-1139 (cell)

mspencer at arrl.org


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