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December 2016

Getting Started With SDR

I want to start experimenting with Software Defined Radio (SDR) There seems to be a fair amount of info, but I’m still not sure where to start. What are the minimum requirements to get started on a small budget that the wife will live with? Is there a best “starter kit?”

Amaranto Melgar
Wetmore, KS


I use SDRSharp software with a DVB-T dongle with a Realtek RTL2832u control chip. These dongles are quite reasonable, and some are specially designed for SDR.