Universal Radio Receiver

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In this post we are going to talk about SDR software defined radio and how with just our mobile and a USB TV tuner for 15 euros we will be able to have our own portable SHIP LOCATOR (AIS) or a RADAR with nearby AIRCRAFT, a universal radio SCANNER to listen to any broadcast and even a TV on the mobile. All WITHOUT the need to consume data or INTERNET connection, and being able to carry it in our pocket. A super simple invention, but very powerful.

To be able to do all this you are going to basically need an OTG cable and a USB DTT tuner with the RTL2832U chip:
For our assembly you will need the following:
✅ USB OTG Cable (Micro USB or USB-C):
🔶 Options on AliExpress:
🔵 Micro USB: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DEgy6Er
🔵 Tiny USB-C: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DeBFGqn
🔵 Standard USB-C: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_Dko1iNV
🔶 Options on Amazon:
🔵 Micro USB: https://amzn.to/3V7qDE3
🔵 Tiny USB-C: https://amzn.to/3rF3mvu
🔵 Standard USB-C: https://amzn.to/3ehnnFC
✅ TV tuner kit (SDR-RTL) with antenna:
🔵 On AliExpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DdQWGmB
🔵 On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3CEJyyE
✅ Higher quality RTL-SDR specific kit with telescopic antenna:
🔵 On AliExpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DdYuM6n
🔵 On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ROhvRD
✅ The one I use on the raspberry and with which I am very happy:
🔵 On AliExpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DEvEIQf
✅ Extendable dipole antenna for the latter:
🔵 On AliExpress https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DkoJllZ

Then it will only be a matter of installing some applications:

✅ Essential Drivers:
🔵 SDR driver https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=marto.rtl_tcp_andro&gl=ES
🔵 DVB-T Driver https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.martinmarinov.dvbdriver&gl=ES
✅ To use as a universal radio receiver:
🔵 SDR Touch https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=marto.androsdr2&gl=ES
🔵 MagicSDR https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sdr_labs.magicsdr&gl=ES
✅ As a spectrum analyzer, any of the above or:
🔵 RF Analyzer https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mantz_it.rfanalyzer&gl=EN
✅ To use it as an AIS receiver you will need the driver and navigation software to display the data:
🔵 RTL SDR AIS Driver https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.ebctech.rtl_sdr_ais_driver&gl=ES
🔵 OpenCPN https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.opencpn.opencpn_free&gl=ES
🔵 Navionics https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.navionics.singleAppMarineLakesHD&gl=ES
✅ To use it as aircraft radar:
🔵 Dump1090 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.ebctech.dump1090&gl=ES
✅ To use it as a TV:
🔵 Aerial TV https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.martinmarinov.aerialtv&gl=ES