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#1 Post by OnMontauk » 22 May 2013 11:56

I Bought the RTL2832U dongle & Have PP installed. Cant seem to get it to work. Can anyone help


#2 Post by cacti21 » 22 May 2013 15:06

KD2CJW wrote:I Bought the RTL2832U dongle & Have PP installed. Cant seem to get it to work. Can anyone help
Steven, I don't know anything about the dongle, however, there's a nice video here that might be of use to you ... %20RTL1090 give it a try and see if it helps you.

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#3 Post by N1BHH (Silent Key) » 22 May 2013 18:16

Somewhere on the site Scott did a write up on using the dongle for monitoring MotoTrbo, but I thought someone else wrote something up in this thread: ... ega-Thread

Hope that helps. It takes a little bit of searching and then playing with the settings. I haven't gotten one yet because my secondary machine is on life support until I can afford something newer to replace my main machine, then this machine will be ready, then I'll have a go at it. Welcome aboard and have fun.
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#4 Post by jwb8734 » 22 May 2013 18:43

It is sort of a pain to install.
I still have a hard time getting mine to work.

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#5 Post by codfish » 24 May 2013 11:10

I'm using the dongle with ADSBsharp+ADSBscope software. Setup wad easy and it works great. If you can't get PP to work you might want to give them a try. They're free.


#6 Post by OnMontauk » 30 May 2013 10:57

I don't know what Im doing wrong, but I am unable to download any software for the RTL1090 & the Zadig drivers. Why cant they make this easier?

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#7 Post by Matt SNE Moderator » 30 May 2013 12:48

Instructions on installing SDR# and the drivers are here:
Download shortcut which has all software/drivers needed to get started:

Once you have the zadig drivers installed, you can use SDR# or any other software including RTL1090.
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