Here's an image based on the results. This area of the RF spectrum in my location is busy with San Jose dispatch, fire, and police. I've trimmed this image because not much was going on above 157 MHz.
In continuation to my USB SDR post, installing GNU Radio was my first priority. GNU Radio (which I'm still very far from knowledgeable about) appears to allow my computer to recognize the USB SDR and grant me access to it. It can do much, much more, but that's the extent of my knowledge so far. … Continue reading Installing GNU Radio & rtl_power on Ubuntu 14 LTS
It's odd that I'm more excited about a sub-$20 USB Software Defined Radio (SDR) dongle than some of my more advanced (and pricey) radios. Ham radio and 'home brew' are synonymous. The idea of taking a pinch of hardware and applying a heaping portion of software to it gets me all worked up. I've decided … Continue reading My first USB SDR
Having never installed Linux next to Windows 8, I thought this would be a train wreck. I was pleasantly surprised to find it worked on the first try. This guide written by Gary Newell gives you just about everything you would need. Gary's Guide Here A bit of clarity: once you have your bootable USB Ubuntu … Continue reading Installing Ubuntu 14 LTS Next To Windows 8
In July of 2014 I was invited by Mike, KI6OID, of the Red Cross here in the Bay Area, to help with a unique HF (low frequency) antenna build. He and I have a mutual friend, Suresh (W6KTM), who started a non-profit organization in 2007 to create what's called Radio Mala. Their goal is to implement technological leaps in … Continue reading Helical Loaded Magnetic Loop Antenna