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Nooelec NESDR SMArt v5 SDR - HF/VHF/UHF (100kHz-1.75GHz) RTL-SDR. RTL2832U & R820T2-Based Software Defined Radio

Turn your computer, phone or tablet into a radio scanner/ham radio receiver that can receive nearly all RF signals! Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Android

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SKU: 100701


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This premium RTL-SDR was designed, developed and fabricated by Nooelec in the USA and Canada. It allows you to turn your computer, phone or tablet into a radio scanner/ham radio receiver that can receive nearly all RF signals! Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Android.

NESDR SMArt RTL-SDR v5 can be used for the reception of broadcast AM radio, broadcast FM radio, shortwave radio, CB radio, public security radio, trunked radio, air traffic control, ACARS (plane-ground communications), ADS-B (plane tracking), AIS (ship tracking), POCSAG (pagers), NOAA and GOES weather satellites (weather images), weather balloons, radiosondes, DAB radio, DVB-T video, Inmarsat, Iridium, and so much more!

The best-performing low-cost RTL-SDR available anywhere! Compared with RTL-SDR v3, HF SNR is improved by up to 15dB, VHF & UHF SNR is improved by up to 6dB, tuning accuracy is improved by an average of 4x, and the frequency range is expanded all the way down to 100kHz.

v5 has a frequency capability of 100kHz to 1.75GHz and up to 3.2MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. HF reception below 25MHz is accomplished with direct sampling and requires a suitable antenna. We recommend using a Balun One Nine to make a DIY long wire or dipole antenna (sold separately).

Though the direct sampling implementation of NESDR SMArt v5 is much better than any other RTL-SDR, we still recommend using an upconverter like the Ham It Up for a more fulfilling HF experience (sold separately).

With a much narrower form factor than RTL-SDR v3, you can run multiple NESDR SMArt v5 side-by-side with any USB-compliant device, including tightly-spaced embedded devices like the Raspberry Pi.


✔ NESDR SMArt SDR in black brushed aluminum enclosure

SDR Specifications:

✔ RTL2832U Demodulator/USB interface IC
✔ R820T2/R860 tuner IC
✔ 0.5PPM, ultra-low phase noise TCXO
✔ RF-suitable voltage regulator
✔ Shielded primary inductor
✔ Integrated custom heatsink
✔ Female SMA antenna input
✔ High-quality black brushed aluminum enclosure

TCXO Specifications:

✔ Frequency stability: 0.5PPM (max)
✔ Phase noise @1kHz offset: -138dBc/Hz (or better)
✔ Phase noise @10kHz: -150dBc/Hz (or better)
✔ Phase noise @100kHz: -152dBc/Hz (or better)

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 100701
UPC 0616469145864
USB Interface IC RTL2832U
Tuner IC R820T2
Frequency Range (approximate) 0.1MHz - 1750MHz
TCXO clock Yes
Antenna Connector Type SMA Female
Antenna Included? No
Remote Included? No
Additional Accessories No


Excellent SDR UpgradeReview by Douglas
I'm building a small SDR farm, and just added 4 SMart v5 radios.

They fit well in a confined space and the receivers are better than I had expected, I was upgrading from another brand SDR I've used for a couple of years with very good success and the improvement was quite noticeable.

I run DUMP1090, DUMP978, OP25, GQRX and GnuRadio under Linux for my SDRs, and these fired up the first time and worked beautifully.

The only thing I did (not necessary to use them)... was use rtl_eeprom to reprogram the serial numbers to help identify each radio since they''re connected to the same PC. (Posted on 11/19/2022)
Excellent ProductReview by Matthew Luka
bought the product for use in RF propagation modelling. The product provides high quality and good performance (Posted on 9/30/2021)
yatesReview by Tony
Excellent piece of kit (Posted on 9/1/2020)

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