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DXPatrol

DXPatrol ultra-wideband 0.1-2000 MHz receiver - $99.95!

DXPatrol is an ultra-wideband software-defined receiver (SDR) in a surprisingly small package, measuring just 2" x 1.75".  It provides full-coverage reception from 100 kHz to 2 GHz (less 800 MHz cellular blocked), using your favorite open-source SDR software via Windows, Mac, Linux or Android.  It plugs into and is powered by your PC’s USB port.  You can use your Android phone or tablet instead of a PC and have a truly portable setup for shortwave and DX listening. 

 

Listen to signals throughout the radio spectrum using AM, FM and narrow-band signals like SSB and CW.  You can see the radio spectrum from as narrow as 50 Hz to as wide as 3 MHz!  Monitor the entire amateur 10-meter band in one screen. This is a Swiss army knife of SDRs, with applications only limited to your imagination and your software.  Scroll down this page to see the numerous applications for this little gem and where you can obtain freeware software.  To purchase this item, scroll to the very bottom of this page. 

 

 

  • Full coverage reception from 100 kHz to 2000 MHz SDR (less 800 MHz cellular)
  • Independent antenna inputs for Shortwave and VHF, selectable by a toggle switch
  • USB computer connection (micro-usb)
  • Pass-through micro-USB connection for charging when using an Android phone or tablet
  • Very high dynamic range receiver
  • Low noise pin-diode band switch
  • Accurate and efficient band filters
  • Very clean audio reception
  • Gold plated SMA antenna connectors
  • LED power and band indication
  • 40 MHz local oscillator for HF conversion
  • DBM balanced diode ring mixer
  • Small size board
  • Freeware software
  • Up to 3.2 M Sample rate
  • OTG USB cable included
  • SMA-BNC male adapter included

 

 

 

Click here to read the DXPatrol operation manual

 

A few ideas for how DXPatrol can be utilized:

 

Amateur radio applications

 

Band-hopping WSPR receiver

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/receiving-wspr-rtl-sdr/


Listen for meteor-scatter signals on 6 or 2 meters

http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html


Monitor for band openings at 6 or 10 meters

Monitor HF propagation beacons (NCDXF) with FAROS or DXView

http://www.dxatlas.com/Faros/

 

Create a single-band CW or RTTY activity skimmer

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/how-to-setup-cwskimmer-with-an-rtl-sdr-and-hdsdr/

 

Create an VHF or UHF APRS Gateway

http://e.pavlin.si/2014/12/09/raspberry-pi-rtl-sdr-dongle-aprs-rx-only-gate/

 

Create a band-tracking panoramic signal display for your existing HF analog receiver.

https://squashpractice.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/using-the-rtl-sdr-pan-adapter/

 

whole-band I/Q recording and playback

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/new-sdr-plugin-if-recorder/

 

Extra utility receiver for your emergency jump bag

 

Satellite and Space

 

Amateur Satellite Telemetry

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/video-tutorial-setting-satellite-tracking-sdrsharp-orbitron/

 

Amateur Satellite downlink reception using FM and SSB

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/receiving-the-fo-29-amateur-satellite-with-rtl-sdr/

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/receiving-50-saudisat-1c-rtl-sdr/

 

Near-space balloon tracking and telemetry

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/receiving-weather-balloon-data-with-rtl-sdr/

 

Pulsar and hydrogen-line Radio astronomy

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-for-budget-radio-astronomy/

 

Shortwave, VHF, UHF listening

 

Shortwave DRM broadcast monitoring and DXing

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/tutorial-drm-radio-using-rtl-sdr/

 

Analog and digital VHF and UHF public service radio monitoring

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-radio-scanner-tutorial-decoding-digital-voice-p25-with-dsd/

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutorial-following-trunked-radio-unitrunker/

 

High-resolution NOAA and METEOR weather satellite reception

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutorial-receiving-meteor-m-n2-lrpt-weather-satellite-images-rtl-sdr/

 

Monitor air-traffic control and watch real-time aircraft position using ADS-B and ACARS

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/adsb-aircraft-radar-with-rtl-sdr/

http://flightaware.com/adsb/

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-radio-scanner-tutorial-receiving-airplane-data-with-acars/

 

Monitor the marine vessel position using AIS

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutorial-cheap-ais-ship-tracking/

 

Non-directional beacon (NDB) DXing

http://ve7sl.blogspot.com/2015/03/ndb-band-wakes-up.html

 

Clandestine signal monitoring in HF

http://www.dxing.com/clandest.htm

 

Part-15 reception DXing

http://www.part15.us/radio-station-listings

http://www.swling.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_radio


 

 

Free Software:

 

The “software” part of the SDR.  Below are just a sample of the general-purpose software available, with more created frequently.

A great resource to watch is: http://www.rtl-sdr.com/big-list-rtl-sdr-supported-software/

 

Here are some of the most popular packages to use with the DXPatrol:


SDR# (Windows, Free): http://airspy.com/download/

 

 

 

 

SDR-Radio v2 (Windows, Free): http://sdr-radio.com/Software/Download1

SDR-Radio v3 (Preview; Windows, Free): http://sdr-radio.com/v3_help

 

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HDSDR (Windows, Free): http://www.hdsdr.de/

 

 

PowerSDR (Windows, Free): http://openhpsdr.org/download.php

 


Gqrx SDR (Linux/Mac, Free): http://gqrx.dk/

Linrad (Windows/Linux/Mac, Free): http://www.sm5bsz.com/linuxdsp/linrad.htm

 


CubicSDR (Windows/Linux/Mac, Free)

 

 

DXPatrol DSP receiver

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