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Category: Technology

New Headphones!

I’ve had many headphones, but for a long time I really settled on the JBL Reference 220 headset.  The ones I had were actually rejects from the factory that were fixed by the acoustic engineer at the time (he’s great, you can check out some of his stuff at www.ifitmakesnoise.com)…

Put it in a box!

After buying the budget RTL-SDR I decided that I needed to go lower. The Nooelect upconvertor was just a bare board though, and the adapters and cables started to piss me off almost immediately. USB->RTL->upconvertor->antenna, plus another USB to power the upconvertor. Just didn’t seem right. Also it was obvious running the…

Scanners

Recently I ran across a neat hack. If you buy one of the low priced HDTV tuners that plug into your USB port, there are drivers that can use the internal sampler which runs at above 2.4Ghz to sample RF. Boom, software controlled radio. The best part is that these…