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Something fun

So, I spent wasted several hours on this SDR website over the holiday weekend:

University of Twente SDR website

University of Twente SDR website

This is a web based SDR hosted by the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. I enjoyed listening to the European medium wave and shortwave stations available.  Something that is always fun to checkout: UVB-76 on 4625 KHz.

Have fun!

PS: A special thanks to all those who have donated to the cause via the donate button on the upper right side bar.  I had enough money to buy a FUNcube dongle SDR.  I think I have all the other necessary hardware to launch one of these sites myself.  If or when that happens, I will post a link here.

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5 comments to Something fun

  • I think you’ll find the SDR radio concept pretty exciting. The ability to use DSP audio processing on a signal to improve the intelligibility is a plus. Then there is the spectrograph display of the signals across the band which is kinda cool. I can actually read the CW being sent on the spectrograph as well as hear it….which is something new for me.

    It doesn’t give me the chills I used to get off my old HQ-170 when I was a kid, but it’s still fun.

  • I forgot to mention….MW AM signals sound amazing with an SDR !

  • Josh White

    ah another linux guy, I thought I was the only one

  • buzz

    Oh we love the Twente thing. Just finding that UVB-76 is still on calms us down real quick. All is right with the world.

    There are quite a few online SDRs but Twente is one of the very few that is more than just the ham bands.

  • Paul Thurst

    Dave, I have had a few SDR’s, including one RTL 2832 dongle type that I ran on HDSDR. It was okay. I am looking forward to MF/HF/VHF with the funcube.

    Josh: http://xkcd.com/1508/

    Buzz, I have fooled around on Global Tuners before. What I like about the Twente (websdr.org) setup is that more than one person can use it at a time. You are right, UVB-76 has a relaxing quality about it.

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