The RTL-SDR is the device that unintentionally delivered SDR, or 'Software Defined Radio' to the general public. Designed as a compact TV/FM/DAB tuning device, its chipsets, the RTL2832U and R820T give the device a vast operating frequency range (24 - 1750MHz).
Its budget cost, compact footprint and compatibility with cross-platform SDR platforms - such as GNU Radio make the RTL-SDR the ideal device for starting in the world of SDR.
The device is delivered with an wide-band antenna and SMA connector. If you get bored listening to the ISS, you can always channel-surf TV with the included remote control.
Functionality in a glance
Below is a non-exhaustive list of the RTL-SDR's advantages:
Budget SDR Device
Literally the cheapest way to get into SDR
Supported on Windows, Linux and macOS.
SDR Functionality in a USB Thumb-drive.
RTL-SDR Pentest Applications
Sniffing GSM signals
- Reverse engineering unknown protocols.
- Use rtl-sdr as a high quality entropy source for random number generation.
- Using rtl-sdr as a spectrum analyzer
Use as a police radio scanner.
Tracking aircraft positions like a radar with ADSB decoding.
Tracking maritime boat positions like a radar with AIS decoding.
Decoding POCSAG/FLEX pager traffic.
- RTL28232U-based USB stick with R820T Tuner
Operating frequency range 24 – 1750 MHz
- 2.0 Msps sample rate
- Native resolution – 8 bits
- Carrier Type – 2 K/ 8K
- Modulation – QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
- 1x RTL-SDR
- 1x Wide-band antenna with SMA connector
- 1x Remote Control
SHIPPING & PACKAGING
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For orders less than 250 Euro full responsibility for the package is transferred to you at the moment of shipping. Any claims for loss or damage must be addressed directly with the delivery agency.
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