The RTL-SDR can be used as a wide band radio scanner
first build the core libs with the following softwares :
Ensure that everything is working with rtl_test ( this tool will continuously read from the device, and report if samples get lost ).
then, listening to radios with softwares builded on top of rtl-sdr :
- multimode (python gnuradio companion)
Now that we get signals , we might want to improve to signal-to-noise ratio with proper shieldings and a good antenna’s design.