Rtl-sdr workshop

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A proposal for an rtl-sdr workshop.

Venue

Sunday, 5/5/2013, 20:00 50ILS suggested donation

Facebook Event

Topics

Intro

  • What are radio waves, overview of the radio spectrum, basic modulations
  • Existing radio hardware (FM radio, TV, cell phones...)
  • Software defined radio (SDR) and expensive USRP devices
  • Using cheap DVB-T devices with rtl-sdr as poor man's SDR

Installation

  • Supported DVB-T USB devices
  • Standard v4l driver
  • GNU radio stack + rtl-sdr
  • gqrc / sdr#
  • DIY dipole antenna
  • Receiving standard DVB-T transmission (Ch.1/2/10 on 514Mhz)

VHF AM/FM radio

  • Tuning frequencies
  • Receiver offset
  • "DC effect"
  • Broadcast FM radio, FM demod parameters
  • Air band AM radio

Digital radio

  • ADS-B (dump1090)
  • POCSAG (pocsag-mrt)
  • P25 (op25)
  • GSM channels (kalibrate-rtl)


Rtlkids

helping youth fiddle with programmable radio

sourcing

RTL2832U on markets


in Germany http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/product/943312/