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by Joevano
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie needs help with settings
Replies: 0
Views: 1110

Newbie needs help with settings

I'm a newbie to ham, and a newbie to SDR. Trying to use my SDR just to find phone activity. Can I set my spectrum display to only show me the phone section of the band? I need me an Elmer for this...
by Joevano
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: MFJ-1708SDR
Replies: 1
Views: 999

MFJ-1708SDR

Two questions:
Does anyone know the difference between the 1708 and the 1708B?
Are there any other similar devices on the market?
by Joevano
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Noise?

Total newbie here. I have an SDR Play1 connected to a discone at 25’ with LMR 400 to the lightening arrestor, and RG8X fed into the radio. I have noise on all bands as you can see in this pic. What is this from?
by Joevano
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MFJ SDR switch
Replies: 1
Views: 654

MFJ SDR switch

I called MFJ today to try to figure out what the differences between the 1708 and the 1708B SDR switches. Customer service did not know so they suggested I call technical service. When I spoke to technical service they said the difference was that the B model had four relays in it instead of one. Th...
by Joevano
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tuning knob
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Tuning knob

What is available for a tuning knob?
by Joevano
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: 1/4 wave for 20 meters
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: 1/4 wave for 20 meters

Would 1/2 wave be better? And, if I string it horzontal I don’t need a ground?
by Joevano
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: 1/4 wave for 20 meters
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

1/4 wave for 20 meters

I'm taking my SDR camping for a couple weeks. Thinking that 20 meter band is most active, would I want about a 17' wire for 1/4 wave on that band?
by Joevano
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: SDR Antennas
Topic: Most active band?
Replies: 1
Views: 1852

Most active band?

I'm taking my new RSP1A camping for a couple weeks and want to put together a long wire to hang in a tree. What is the most active band right now and how long should the wire be for that band? Will be in Black Hills area of South Dakota.
by Joevano
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mac or Windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Mac or Windows?

Getting my RSP-1A today and working on my setup. I have a choice of using Mac with CubicSDR, or windows laptop with SDRUno. Which way would be best? Easiest for a new user? Very newbie here, taking my Tech exam tomorrow...

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