If you've ever been curious about software defined radio (SDR), this
USB stick is the easiest way possible to have fun with a powerful,
configurable receiver. Packed with the powerful RTL2832U and R820T
tuner, it can tune into signals from 24MHz to 1850MHz. That means you
can use a computer (with Windows, Mac, or Linux) to tune into: FM
Radio, AM signals (but not AM radio), CW (morse code!), unencrypted
radio signals (such as those used by many police and fire
departments), POCSAG pagers, and more.
We plugged it into our windows computer and used Zadig+SDR#  to
poke around and listen to the wireless world around us, it's lots of
We have a basic getting-started tutorial here, and theres way more
tutorials at these fine sites:
* http://www.rtl-sdr.com/  - a blog with tons of information,
ideas and projects
* http://rtlsdr.org/  - a nice resource with links to software.
* http://www.superkuh.com/rtlsdr.html  - a blog with tons of
hardware details on the RTL SDR chipset
* Melissa Elliott\'s lovely talk on hacking with the RTL  (and
her notes on using the command line utilities on a Mac) 
* Some nice graphical Mac tools 
Comes with a very compact (but very good quality) RTL2832+R820T module
with an MCX RF connector, and a basic 'DVB-T' antenna (used to tune
into DVB TV signals, not available in the US but will work in Europe
or any country with DVB-T broadcasts) as well as an IR remote which
isn't terribly useful. The antenna seems OK for basic experimentation.
We also have some MCX to BNC and MCX to SMA adapters (see below) which
you may want to use to connect a better antenna.
* Antennae Length: 120.65mm / 4.75"
* Wire Length: 1168.4mm / 46"
* USB Dongle: 22.24mm / 0.87" x 23.1mm / 0.9" x 9.9mm / 0.38"
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