Interesting radio frequency: pirates on SATCOM — 255 MHz
This video highlights another interesting frequency to try with your SDR dongle: 255 MHz. trylleklovn reports that, “Using gqrx with my newsky dvb-t dongle (rtlsdr) to listen to the geostationary SATCOM which is frequently utilized by Brazil radio pirates.”
Gqrx is a free and open source SDR for Linux and Mac designed by amateur radio operator Alexandru Csete, OZ9AEC. It was originally designed for use with the Funcube Dongle (FCD) and Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) devices, and it apparently also works with the RTLSDR. It is powered by GNU Radio and the Qt GUI toolkit.
You can download gqrx from OZ9AEC’s website, where you will also find links to the source code and project details.
What interesting frequencies are you monitoring with SDR?This entry was posted in open source, RF, SDR and tagged 255 MHz, gqrx, pirates, RTLSDR, SATCOM.