SDR Touch – Android TV dongle software

I’ve had a little V dongle for a while and it works as a reasonable receiver but is let down by my puny Atom based PC. It gives me the Norman Collier effect. So I was very keen to try out some software from Martin Marinov that lets you use your Android tablet / Phone that replaces your PC. Low and behold it works and at £6 is a lot cheaper that buying a new PC.

I have a Google Nexus 7 and you’ll need a way of connecting the device to your mini USB socket on the tablet but there are plentiful from eBay or Amazon for minute sums of cash. I suspect some may be better than others but if it works it works!

SDR Touch

There is a stinge-ware version that has a few limiting features but I would recommend trying it out and paying out. Its only the price of a couple of pints!

The software sets itself up and downloads a driver (from the same developer). My first attempts had a few issues with the software not finding the device at first but a quick reset had it all ship shape in no time. All in all a great App and a lot less hassle than the SDR set up I originally had to do.

Available via Google Play

Alex Hill, G7KSE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cumbria, UK. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “SDR Touch – Android TV dongle software”

  • Matt W1MST:

    Alex, that’s super cool! Really turns it into a portable operation.

    Anyone else played around with Android and SDR? I’m interested in hearing more.

  • alex, g7kse:

    Shows how bad my PC is when a tablet works better. I hope the clever sod gets a load more sales as its really worth it. How long until we get txrx ability

  • Robert ak3q:

    works great on the nexus 7. sometimes needs to be restarted if sdrtouch doesn’t sync, but not really an issue.

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