Electronic enthusiasts searching for a way to listen to radio broadcasts via an Ethernet connection may be interested in a new piece of hardware created by developer Kazunori Miura in the form of the RTL-SDR. “Radio that can share RTL stick on net. RTL SDR stick and Orange Pi zero on one board.You can listen to radio broadcast via Ethernet.”
The creators of the RTL-SDR hardware explain more about its features, inspiration and functionality. “This is a radio server that allows RTL-SDR dongle to receive from the Web. RTL-SDR is widely used as a software radio that can be enjoyed at low prices. We have already finished development, we thought that many people would like to use a radio server, and built a project. Funds we collect are mainly used for ordering parts, boards and cases for mass production.”
“In the radio server, a 50 MHz upconverter and RF amplifier are built in to constitute a broadband receiver covering the shortwave band to 1 GHz. This have incorporated a single board computer inside, and running OpenWebRX which distributes on the Web. You can also use HDSDR by switching the switch. If even a network is connected, it will be possible to receive shortwave broadcasting, VHF etc. wherever you are.”
For more information and to make a pledge to be one of the first to own the RTL-SDR hardware jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below.
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