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Date:      Mon, 12 Mar 2018 02:11:36 +0200
From:      "Ivan \"Rambius\" Ivanov" <rambiusparkisanius@gmail.com>
To:        Bruce Ferrell <bferrell@baywinds.org>
Cc:        "mail.list freebsd-questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Software-defined Radio on FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <CAE9rwzOyt_5Rd_miZVRyKYuquxzNor1nap4VkwKW5BrGGJfwMQ@mail.gmail.com>
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Hello,

Thank you for your response.

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 6:00 AM, Bruce Ferrell <bferrell@baywinds.org> wrote:
> On 03/10/2018 06:50 PM, Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I would like to experiment with software-defined radio on FreeBSD. I
>> installed gnuradio and my understanding is that I need some minimal
>> hardware, presumably USB dongles. After some search I found several
>> vendors - RTL-SDR. HackRF, AirSpy, etc. I found
>>
>> https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/rtl-sdr-on-freebsd-or-hey-cool-i-live-near-an-airport-i-wonder-if-adsb-works.52157/
>> and it says RTL-SDR is support by FreeBSD.
>>
>> My father who is a radio engineer asked me to find him such a
>> hardware. He is a Linux user and my impression is that those devices
>> are supported on Linux. I found the topic interesting enough to buy
>> one for me and as a FreeBSD user I want to use it on FreeBSD.
>>
>> What other recommendations can you give me about such chips? What to
>> buy, where to buy? I am looking for cheap ones - something up around
>> $100. Will I need any drivers for FreeBSD?
>>
>> Regards
>> rambius
>>
> May I suggest you have a look here:
>
> https://www.rtl-sdr.com/
>
> There are a number of tutorials and comparisons of devices.
>
Yes, I was checking this site as well. By comparison of devices do you
mean this link:
https://www.rtl-sdr.com/comparison-several-sdrs-degradation-broadcast-fm-frequencies/

Regards
rambius

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