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