More with RTL-SDR

http://web.stanford.edu/class/ee179/labs/Lab.html

http://aaronscher.com/

Seems hella useful

puts some data from my boy and puts it in file ab120_10.dat

-g sets gain. -f sets central frequency. Defaults to 2.048 samps/s. The n is number of samples which is 10x that so that means 10s.

I basically reimplemented the example code from matlab into  numpy.

A surprising glitch is that using pcolormesh with the fft/spectrogram is that you need to use the fftshift function for it to work right (hypothetically, it feels like this shouldn’t be necessary).

I was confused for a long time by this. The example code for spectrogram doesn’t use a complex signal so I figured that was the problem, but I could see the spike if I just plt.plot() a slice of time. This is bad behavior. I do not see this documented anywhere obvious.

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http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=2311

Radio reference. Interesting listing of local radios. I don’t know how to decode p25. Some kind of digital radio standard

https://github.com/szechyjs/dsd

Maybe this is the right thing

https://www.reddit.com/r/RTLSDR/comments/2idt6l/finally_got_dsd_and_gqrx_working_together_on_osx/

How did people do anything before the internet?

The Raw IQ data is unsigned byte alternating I then Q

The rtl_tcp server serves up this data stream.

It also accepts data commands, but I do not see where this is documented.

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