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radio antenna length measured to the frequency and divided in half provides high gain, and strong signal reception.  antenna lengths work in 1/2s 1/4ths 1/8ths and between, many cb antennas run something like 5/8ths length or 1/4 wave 109 inch whip antennas.  there are many types of antennas, parabolic dish antennas provide long distance narrow signal beams good for point to point such as long distance wireless network connections.
 
radio antenna length measured to the frequency and divided in half provides high gain, and strong signal reception.  antenna lengths work in 1/2s 1/4ths 1/8ths and between, many cb antennas run something like 5/8ths length or 1/4 wave 109 inch whip antennas.  there are many types of antennas, parabolic dish antennas provide long distance narrow signal beams good for point to point such as long distance wireless network connections.
  
145.800 is the international space station frequency.
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145.800 is the international space station frequency. here is a  link to track its real time position.  https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/tracking_map.cfm
  
 
rtl-sdr blog sells a kit for 30 dollars with a dipole antenna, with two antenna element length sets, and dongle on amazon.  this is a good starting point to getting into listening to FM, AM, amateur radio, and CB.  the kit is found here:
 
rtl-sdr blog sells a kit for 30 dollars with a dipole antenna, with two antenna element length sets, and dongle on amazon.  this is a good starting point to getting into listening to FM, AM, amateur radio, and CB.  the kit is found here:

Revision as of 02:00, February 4, 2020

this page is intended to guide you through software defined radio. cubicsdr is a SDR application that has few requirements and is known to work well.

add rtlsdr useflag to make.conf

emerge cubicsdr

gpasswd -a $USER usb #users need to be in the usb group to control the sdr dongle.

radio antenna length measured to the frequency and divided in half provides high gain, and strong signal reception. antenna lengths work in 1/2s 1/4ths 1/8ths and between, many cb antennas run something like 5/8ths length or 1/4 wave 109 inch whip antennas. there are many types of antennas, parabolic dish antennas provide long distance narrow signal beams good for point to point such as long distance wireless network connections.

145.800 is the international space station frequency. here is a link to track its real time position. https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/tracking_map.cfm

rtl-sdr blog sells a kit for 30 dollars with a dipole antenna, with two antenna element length sets, and dongle on amazon. this is a good starting point to getting into listening to FM, AM, amateur radio, and CB. the kit is found here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011HVUEME/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_4NUnEb6S5H0QH

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/

https://wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/Software-defined_radio

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/RTL-SDR