Forum: GNU Radio Is here a way to use a rtl-sdr with direct sampling mod on GNU Radio.

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02c5ccf2683e7d13b22c871b11bd8a46?d=identicon&s=25 Markus K. (piuwiu)
on 2015-10-04 20:17
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I have a pre modified rtl-sdr like this
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which can receive vhf and shortwave directly.
On windows shortwave listening works fine with hdsdr if I enable
direct-sampling on Q branch in extIO.
Now I am on Linux and I am tested gnu radio.
GNU Radio is by building with blocks a very powerful tool. But it seems
there is no way to receive HF except with a HF up converter.

I there any other way to receive shortwave on GNU radio?

Thanks for your answers in advance.
D3acea3e9003ec4a7fabd83ea786b0f0?d=identicon&s=25 Etaoin S. (klirrfaktor)
on 2016-02-24 22:56

the solution is to use "direct_samp=2" in the device arguments.

Tested with both GNU Radio and GQRX (the latter has to be restarted
after switching to direct sampling mode). I also have a modified RTL-SDR
(PCB says it's by BA5SBA), which looks just like the OP's one.

Arguments for the Osmocom/RTL-SDR source block are documented here:
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