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Nooelec NESDR SMArt v5 Bundle - HF/VHF/UHF (100kHz-1.75GHz) RTL-SDR Kit with 3 Antennas. 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: 100700


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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
✔ Antenna base w/ 2m RG58 cable
✔ Telescopic antenna mast (variable frequency)
✔ 433MHz (ISM) antenna mast (fixed frequency)
✔ UHF antenna mast (fixed frequency)

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

Antenna Specifications:

✔ Wide base with super-strong magnet within base for easy mounting
✔ Low-loss RG58 feed cable
✔ 2m (6.5') cable, twice as long as most low cost SDR antennas
✔ Male SMA connector for direct connection to the SDR or our other SMA-connected accessories

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 100700
UPC 0616469145857
USB Interface IC RTL2832U
Tuner IC R820T2
Frequency Range (approximate) 0.1MHz - 1750MHz
TCXO clock Yes
Antenna Connector Type SMA Female
Antenna Included? Yes
Remote Included? No
Additional Accessories 3 antenna masts for included antenna base


Cool PerformerReview by Doyle
Good reception. Antennas work great. There was a troposphere ducting inversion last week on the 162mhz NOAA Weather Radio band. So I tried this dongle on it. It brought in a weather station 210 miles or 338km from me. On a normal day i see 3 other distant NOAA stations on the waterfall (35-65 miles). That's with the 433mhz ISM antenna which is the longer air coiled whip.

This dongle's 0.5ppm TCXO is solid. Happiness can begin at zero when the ppm offset sticks to zero in Unitrunker's auto drift correction on various voice frequencies.

On ADS-B using the telescoping whip all the way down, indoors, I can see planes up to 80 miles away.

The custom power supply and filters help it a lot.The R820T/T2 tuner chip inside is actually a excellent performer but it's limited by the the dongle's ADC which only allows 7-8 bits resolution. Still enough there to use.

It works well for me on FM Broadcast with stereo demodulation. Can receive FM Broadcast relays which are weaker than parent transmitters.

Its design is very sturdy. Held together by 4 screws. Two on each end. SMA connector is bolted down tight. Feels like a tiny metal brick.

As far as heat, it depends if you use the RTL Tuner Gain or not. If you use it it'll get warm to the touch but not to warm to handle. If you do not use any automatic gains it barely gets warm. That does depend on your room's ambient temperature. Certainly cooler than the Nooelec Mini (The first version of the R820T in which mine are 3 years old and still working).

For UHF I got best results using the smallest antenna with RTL AGC ON and manual gain at 32 dbm. It kept a little warm. Signals came in good.

I hope you enjoy this little SDR as much as I am.

(Posted on 3/11/2017)
Fine NESDR SMArtReview by Hans
top product, cheap but very good quallity. (Posted on 3/6/2017)
SolidReview by Richard - K9WG
Solid built and solid performance. SMA connector is a big plus. A little difficult to set up and use (all software issues) but I expected that. For the price you can't beat it as an entry level SDR. (Posted on 12/15/2016)
ExcellentReview by radiofalken
Quick delivery. Works with gqrx-sdr on my Debian Jessie (Nonfree) box
Be sure to do "lsusb" and check for the "Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T" entry.
If it's not there, you are missing firmware, installing package "rtl-sdr" should fix that. (Posted on 9/20/2016)
Excellent so far, some drawbacks.Review by Alan
Got it up and running on my Macintosh, OS X 9.5 (Mavericks) after much trial and error. Both a GUI application ( CubicSDR) and a command line (( rtl_fm -g 30 -f 91500000 -M fm -s 170k -A fast -r 32k -l 0 -E deemp | play -q -t raw -r 32k -b 16 -es -c 1 -) (The last dash is default output )). My ears tell me it is more sensitive than my Sony radio on the commercial FM band, which is really my goal. Happy so far.

Dings: No provided Mac/Linux software. And since the unit is destined to be connected to a Raspberry Pi, the lack of Linux software is going to be a pain. Second - it runs rather warm so I'm a bit worried about lifespan. (Posted on 8/9/2016)
Works very well!Review by Wolfgang Termy
I live in Germany and i am excited about the product . The metal case is well screened , get only hand warm and the three antennas can be changed via the adapter quickly . The antenna cable is 2 m long enough up to the antenna . The only negative point is that there was no information sheet or guidance with it and software and driver y has to search via the Internet cumbersome . If it is installed ( I use GQRX-SDR) it works fine and i am happy to scan the wide range of Frequency. Thanks for the great Product. (Posted on 8/7/2016)

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