The digital TV card arrived yesterday and of course, I couldn’t resist getting it going straight away. I followed Richard, G4WFR’s instructions and all went very well. There was a slight issue getting the USB driver installed with ZADIG.EXE. The problem wasn’t the program but no doubt my VISTA laptop! Anyway, after an initial failure to install the driver, I rebooted the laptop, tried again and it all worked well.
The first experiments have just been using an internal antenna. However, I’ve been able to receive a number of Band II FM stations, some in stereo, my own transmissions on 70, 144 and 432MHz on a variety of modes as well as some aircraft on AM around 120MHz and weather stations in the 433MHz band.
What I need to do is to pop into Maplins, hopefully tomorrow lunchtime and grab some plugs to make up an adapter, so I can plug the various external antennas into the receiver. I’m hoping we’ll see some good results.