Ethics in the SDR Community

Ethics in the SDR Community

Software-Defined Radio, SDR and the great responsibility that it comes with.We're currently in a radio renaissance comparable with the days of the blue box or the 56k modem we're in an era where radio has been blown wide open and made available to anyone and everyone...

The Winds of Change

Yes, I know things have been slow as of late. Let's get right down to it.Many of you may have noticed a change in the frequency of YouTube uploads, Blog Articles, and even Podcast episodes. Even social media was suffering, my Twitter, Facebook you name it! So, why is...

NOAA 15 Experiencing a Failure?

NOAA 15 Experiencing a Failure?

This isn't the first time we've seen issues with the NOAA-15 satellite. Last year the RTL-SDR blog posted about some issues the satellite was having. https://www.rtl-sdr.com/the-noaa-15-weather-satellite-may-be-failing/ These issues/errors appear to have been...

MiTEE Cubesat Interview

Hi, Derek here with a few addenda to the video here. I want to clarify that everything said here was my opinion and not necessarily representative of the University of Michigan or even MiTEE as an organization. The CubeSat was not at all completely designed by...

Guest on Signals and Bits

I was recently interviewed on a new podcast [Signals and Bits] created by Ben Hilburn [@bhilburn]. Ben has been an influential individual within the radio and open source software community for many years. He is the President of the [GNURadio Project] that has...

GPS To Inmarsat/Iridium Modification

GPS To Inmarsat/Iridium Modification

If you're in the market for a decent L-band antenna with a built in LNA, one you can power via a simple 5v bias tee. Look no further than a GPS antenna. These antennas are generally housed with their own LNA which is powered via a bias-tee. Generally all you need to...

CB to 6M Ham Radio Conversion

CB to 6M Ham Radio Conversion

[Hvde over on Hackster.io] has put together an amazingly well done CB radio to 6m conversion that allows him to operate AM USB and LSB within the 6m ham radio band. The process involved replacing the VCO with one generated using an arduino and even adding a display to...

Meteor M N2-2 LRPT Testing

Meteor M N2-2 LRPT Testing

July 5th the Russian Meteor M N2-2 satellite was launched and reports have been flooding in from Amateur Radio Operators and SDR Hobbyists worldwide that a test signal is currently being transmitted. LRTP Signal Seen on Meteor M N2-2 If you'd like to try your hand at...

Satcom Piracy

There are hundreds of communications satellites orbiting around us right now and while they provide vital communications around the globe their are hackers amung them. Pirate radio operators Hi-Jacking transponders for their own personal use. Join us as we take a deep...

Software Defined Radio Illegal?

Software-defined radio is amazing, but is it legal?The laws are old and it's not tested but let's start a discussion and see where SDR falls in the current laws.Sources: *Cellular Blocks: https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Cell_blocked *FCC Interception and...