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Compact, cross-platform Software Defined Radio dongle.

Cheapest and easiest way to dive into SDR.

Product will be in stock within 7 days


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.

If you require advanced functionality (TX, wider operating frequency, larger bandwidth, etc) - Lab401 also has the HackRF One and the BladeRF.

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

    Fully Cross-Platform

    Supported on Windows, Linux and macOS.

    Pocket-sized SDR

    SDR Functionality in a USB Thumb-drive.

    RTL-SDR Pentest Applications

    Technical Specifications

    • 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

    What's included

    • 1x RTL-SDR
    • 1x Wide-band antenna with SMA connector
    • 1x Remote Control

    Technical Resources


    Do you provide free shipping?


    For European Customers, orders over 100€ have free shipping.

    For International Customers, orders over 250€ have free shipping.

    Customers that qualify for free shipping can still select rapid shipping options.

    When will I receive my order?

    Average order times can be estimated below.

    Average shipping estimates can be seen by selecting the destination country / region below.

    While actual shipping times may vary - these estimations are built off our real delivery statistics. To receive an order as quickly as possible, we recommend:

    • Use the express delivery shipping method
    • Use same day shipment by placing the order before 12PM GMT+1

    Do you ship internationally?

    We ship world-wide, but due to logistical or legal restrictions, we are unable to ship to the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Ecuador, Iraq, India, Kuwait, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, Oman, Panama, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Turkey.

    Due to the current situation, shipping to the Ukraine is currently not possible.

    Where do you ship from?

    All items are dispatched from France. You will receive a tracking number upon item dispatch. The address used on your purchase is printed as a label - please double check your address to avoid mistakes.

    When will my order be dispatched?

    Lab401 dispatches orders Monday - Friday.
    All orders placed before 12PM GMT+1 will be dispatched the same day. All orders placed after this cutoff time will be dispatched the next business day.

    For example:

    • An order placed Friday, 9AM GMT+1 will be dispatched the same day.
    • An order placed on Friday, 6PM GMT+1 will be dispatched Monday.
    • An order placed on Saturday will be dispatched Monday

    For any questions, please contact customer support.

    What shipping options are available?

    We provide four types of shipping:

    • EU Standard Post
    • EU Express Post
    • International Standard Post
    • International Express Post

    How are import duties / customs handled?

    For all European Union destinations, all shipments are DDP - Delivered Duty Paid. This means all applicable VAT/TVA, shipping costs and customs fees are pre-paid. 
    You will not be charged by the courier service / post office or customs.

    For all destinations outside European Union, all shipments are DDU - Delivered Duty Unpaid. This means that your country's custom service impose a VAT/TVA/Import Duty on your shipment.

    I am charged VAT ?

    Lab401 (ETOILE 401 SAS) is an EU-Registered entity. VAT is applicable to purchases delivered within the EU, with exceptions for VAT Registered entities.  VAT is calculated at checkout. For your convenience, you can browse Lab401 with prices Including VAT and Excluding VAT.

    Sales are contractual

    Please note - a purchase is an explicit agreement of our terms and conditions. Any products refused by clients will not be refunded.

    Purchase Security Validation may be applied

    To protect against credit card fraud, orders may be flagged for Purchase Security Validation. In this instance, we will reach out to the customer to perform a manual verification process.

    Orders that are flagged for Purchase Security Validation are considered to be incomplete until validated. Our delivery deadline obligations begin only when an order is validated.

    Delivery Protection

    Is my delivery protected?

    All Lab401 shipments are insured with the carrier.

    We also provide an advanced insurance, Lab401 Delivery Protection.

    Lab401 Delivery Protection means we remain fully responsible for the package right up to delivery. If the package is lost or damaged, the package can be resent immediately (48 business hours) upon receipt of proof.

    For orders without Delivery Protection, lost or damaged packages will pass through the carrier's protocols, which can take up to 30 days.

    For orders that are time-sensitive, we recommend Lab401 Delivery Protection.

    Delivery Protection can be purchased at checkout easily and cheaply.