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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:20 am    Post subject: Looking for AM/FM hardware radio device [UNSOLVEDONGOING] Reply with quote

I am looking for an adapter either pci (prefered) or usb for AM/FM radio, or at least FM.

From what i have been reading so far, it seems that AM radio is not easy to come by.

Ebay has quite some usb adapters but i am unsure about what to get and or if it will even work.
As for apps i was thinking about something like http://gqmpeg.sourceforge.net or if there is something 100% ncurses even better.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should better use FM or internet radio (MP3 or FLAC coded).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: D-Link DSB-R100 USB FM Radio Reply with quote

I know but the idea is actually play with the air waves.

A found a few things out there and maybe someone has some input about it.

D-Link DSB-R100 USB FM Radio with MP3 Software

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True Plug and Play installation
Full FM radio band (no AM)
USB specification 1.1 compliant
Dipole FM radio antenna
FM recording software and MP3 conversion software included


http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x601.html
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The D-Link USB FM radio driver uses the Video4Linux interface, similar to the webcams discussed above.

If the appropriate device node entries do not exist, you should create them:

Code:
mknod /dev/video0 c 81 0
mknod /dev/video1 c 81 1
mknod /dev/video2 c 81 2
mknod /dev/video3 c 81 3
ln -s /dev/video0 /dev/video


After plugging the radio in, all you should you need to do is to start up an appropriate application - I normally use kradio and KTuner from KDE, although any Video4Linux radio application should work successfully.


I think this may be the best bet but since i am unsure about it i have not purchased it. Any feedback would be great.

Whats your feedback in regards the D-Link DSB-R100 USB FM Radio with MP3 Software ?


Other things found:
RTL-SDR and GNU Radio with Realtek RTL2832U [Elonics E4000/Raphael Micro R820T] software defined radio receivers.

Which looks like to be way more than what i need.

http://superkuh.com/rtlsdr.html

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DVB-T dongles based on the Realtek RTL2832U can be used as a cheap SDR, since the chip allows transferring the raw I/Q samples to the host, which is officially used for DAB/DAB+/FM demodulation


http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a DSB-R100 working for a number of years on Gentoo. I tossed it a few years back. Last I recall, the kernel driver was still working fine but the GUI I was using at the time (media-sound/gqradio) was bit-rotting severely.
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