Here I am adding my experiences to the crowd. What I will describe are the steps required to use one of these devices as a full-band pan-adapter for a conventional receiver. Once that is working, then we can look more closely at the actual RTL-SDR receiver performance, compared with the native performance of the parent receiver. For now, let us get this up and running. The device can tune from about 30 to MHz. To be useful for the HF ham bands, some up-conversion is required. Tapping into the IF after the first mixer is easy on the ICA since there is an unused connector on the RF board that is designed for scope monitoring of signals at this location.
Call Search. New to Ham Radio? My Profile. Installed it on my TS and after some tweaking it works well for what it is. Good communication with seller.
Ham radio operators have a long history of using pan adapters to visualize an entire range of the radio spectrum. Traditionally, an adapter was essentially a spectrum analyzer that shows a trace where the X-axis is the frequency, and the Y-axis shows the signal strength at any particular frequency. You can quickly find either busy frequencies or empty frequencies at a glance.