Important Note on Avoiding RTL-SDR SCAMS: Note that the profile "rtl-sdr-blog" is the official eBay account for RTL-SDR Blog. Please confirm the seller name before purchasing as it has come to our attention that there are scammers copy and pasting this listing and selling this item at a very low price, or sellers selling low quality counterfeit RTL SDR V3/V4's. Most of these scammers have no intention of posting anything out, and will simply take your money and run. 

Some scammers are also advertising green/blue and more squarish silver dongles under our brand name "RTL-SDR Blog". Those are not our units and do not offer the same performance/features.

Note: We are now shipping the new black enclosure design in this dongle and antenna set.

Includes 
  • 1x RTL-SDR Blog brand V4 R828D RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO HF Bias Tee SMA Dongle
  • 1x Dipole antenna base with 60cm RG174
  • 2x 23cm to 1m telescopic antenna
  • 2x 5cm to 13cm telescopic antenna
  • 1x 3m RG174 extension cable
  • 1x Flexible tripod mount
  • 1x Suction cup mount
P‚Äčlease note, this is the new V4 unit and not all software is compatible with it yet!
Compatibility with most programs on Windows and Linux is now OK, but MacOS and Android is still catching up.
Please consult the V4 users guide on our website for more information (sorry eBay does not allow links).

Applications

An RTL SDR is great for many applications including general radio scanning, air traffic control, public safety radio, ADSB, AIS, ACARS, VDL2, trunked radio, P25/DMR digital voice, TETRA, POCSAG, weather balloons, APRS, NOAA APT or METEOR M2 weather satellites, Outernet, Inmarsat, Iridium, GSM, Milsatcom, radio astronomy, meteor scatter monitoring, DAB, or for use as a low cost panadapter with a traditional ham radio.

Just search our RTL-SDR Blog website (sorry we cannot link to it here due to eBay rules) for your application of interest to see some ideas.

Improvements

This RTL SDR unit has several improvements over generic and other brands including:
  • R828D tuner
  • Improved passive component tolerances
  • A 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO)
  • HF mode via built in upconverter
  • SMA F connector
  • Aluminium shielded case with thermal pad for passive cooling to improve L-Band performance
  • Software activatable 4.5v bias tee circuit
  • Improved power supply and PCB design for lower noise and less spurs
  • A USB noise choke, more bypass capacitors, and built in ferrites for less PC noise
  • Improved ESD protection (additional ESD diode and extra ESD discharge paths)
  • An improved front end circuit designed for wideband use (other models still use a circuit designed for DVB-T only)
  • Improved front end filtering via triplexer
  • Several breakout pads on the PCB for advanced users

This is an RTL-SDR Blog V4 software defined radio receiver with RTL2832U ADC chip, R828D tuner, 1PPM TCXO, SMA F connector and aluminium case with passive cooling. Tunes from 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz with up to 3.2 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth (2.4 MHz max stable, 3.2 MHz if your application is tolerant to USB drops). Perfect for use as a computer based radio scanner with free software like SDR#, HDSDR, SDR-Radio, Linrad, GQRX or SDR Touch on Android. Works on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and even embedded Linux computers like the Raspberry Pi. 

The Dipole antenna kit is perfect for helping beginners get great reception. The short antennas are great for ADS-B, and the longer antennas work well at the lower frequencies. When used in a V-Dipole configuration the antenna is an excellent option for 137 MHz satellites such as NOAA/Meteor M2 weather and the ISS. In the vertical configuration it is great for terrestrial signals. The two mounts allow you to easily mount the antenna outdoors for best reception. Please note that you should not use the antenna permanently outdoors or during bad weather. It is designed for portable temporary outdoor use. For using custom antennas note that this dongle has an SMA F connector (not RP-SMA). 

This model has several key improvements over other models. It uses the improved R828D tuner, has a 1PPM TCXO (2 PPM initial offset, 1 PPM temperature drift), has improved component tolerances and an SMA F connector. It also comes with a software activatable bias-tee circuit for powering external devices such as LNA's and active antennas. It also has HF reception capabilities. Most standard RTL-SDR dongles can tune down to 24 MHz at the lowest. This model has a built in upconverter, and allows for tuning down to 500 kHz. There is a built in 28.8 MHz low pass filter for optimizing this mode.

Various other improvements over other models have also been applied. For example a choke has been added on the USB line and additional bypass capacitors and power line ferrites have been added for reduced internal & PC noise, the PCB has been redesigned for significantly lower noise performance, ESD protection has been improved, the front end circuit has been optimized for increased filtering, the LDO has been upgraded, and several break out pads have been added for advanced users.

Requires USB 2.0 (works on most USB 3.0 ports). Installation on Windows is simple, please Google for the RTL-SDR Blog Quickstart guide (links are not allowed on eBay sorry).


Shipping

Free Economy Shipping: China Post with tracking. Takes anywhere from 1-8 weeks for delivery, typically 3-6 weeks. May take up to 8 weeks or more during peak times (Christmas etc).

Taxes: Please note, in some countries like the USA/Australia etc, internet sales tax is now a legal requirement for eBay to charge, even for international shipments. This is not a charge from us directly.

Delivery times also depend on your countries local post and customs centers and other factors such as peak season demands, holidays, weather, customs security delays etc. In some cases if you order multiple items then we may upgrade you to express shipping for free, but no guarantees.