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  1.    21 Feb 2015 #131
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    I also haven't got it to work like a scanner. Not yet anyway. I listen to one frequency at a time and manually switch frequency's when need be. I think it can be done, I just haven't gotten that far yet. There is a way to get it to do trunk tracking, which I may try at some point. Neither one of my police scanners will do that and out local ambulance service uses that type of radio system. This is stuff I play around with in the summer when I can sit out on my deck in the evenings and relax. I have a gazebo that keeps most of the bugs away etc.
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  2.    21 Feb 2015 #132
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I also haven't got it to work like a scanner. Not yet anyway. I listen to one frequency at a time and manually switch frequency's when need be. I think it can be done, I just haven't gotten that far yet. There is a way to get it to do trunk tracking, which I may try at some point. Neither one of my police scanners will do that and out local ambulance service uses that type of radio system. This is stuff I play around with in the summer when I can sit out on my deck in the evenings and relax. I have a gazebo that keeps most of the bugs away etc.
    not sure if iam missing something in all the reading iam doing on this device and what it can do ,but is the software in the link capable of making it work like a scanner .??
    https://learn.adafruit.com/getting-s...stall-software
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  3.    21 Feb 2015 #133
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    not sure if iam missing something in all the reading iam doing on this device and what it can do ,but is the software in the link capable of making it work like a scanner .??
    https://learn.adafruit.com/getting-s...stall-software
    It won't scan through multiple frequencies like my police scanner does. Well I haven't got it to do that yet.
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  4.    21 Feb 2015 #134
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I probably should have mentioned this earlier, I also bought one theses, https://www.adafruit.com/products/1531. It lets me use some home made antennas that I use with my police scanner. The one that comes with it is very short and meant more for TV reception and FM radio. It will work but it will limit your range, depending on what your listening too. I did some shortwave single sideband listening and the AM Air band as well. This was from Windows 8 with the modded driver and SDR Sharp software.
    I figured that I would have to get something to adapt to another (outside) antenna. I LMAO at hackaday watching those solenoid motors on an old hard disk drive. That looks like another addictive site I'll add to my bookmarks
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  5.    22 Feb 2015 #135
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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I've had my Pi2 for about a week now and so far all I've done is played with it. I'm running Raspbian and have just tinkered with it, basically just have it setup like a mini desktop. Got wifi and Bluetooth dongles working on it, installed Firefox and LibreOffice and installed Samba so I can share files from my Windows computers.

    I had a Model B that I had setup with Raspbmc but always felt it was too underpowered so didn't use it much. A few months ago I got it out to play with it some more and found it no longer worked, won't boot.

    I've looked at some sites that show what others have used their Pi for but haven't found anything that caught my attention. I am looking forward to trying the IoT version of Win 10 when MS releases it. Other than that, the Pi2 is just a toy for me.
    Re flash/re image the SD card and try again. If you haven't already.
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  6.    22 Feb 2015 #136
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    not sure if iam missing something in all the reading iam doing on this device and what it can do ,but is the software in the link capable of making it work like a scanner .??
    https://learn.adafruit.com/getting-s...stall-software
    Just to add: You can save frequencies in a list and it will also save the settings for that frequency, if it's AM or FM, Single Sideband (BFO setting) etc. You can then switch from one to the other by clicking them in the list. I haven't figured out how to make is "SCAN" though the list of frequencies though. The actual on screen display is like a spectrum analyzer. The dongle continuously scans from freq A to freq B (left to right) but its a narrow bandwidth. You'll see other peaks for other signals but the only one you'll actually hear is the one you have tagged on screen. Usually the center of the screen. It's hard to describe unless you've seen it or worked in electronics with an actual spectrum analyzer. I've been fortunate enough to have done that. The screen shows the frequency your tuned to and a window to each side of it.
    My police scanner doesn't do it that way. First there is no spectrum display, just the tuned frequency displayed numerically. The bandwidth of the receiver is much narrower too, it only needs to receive that one frequency at that one time. The narrower the band width the better as it reduces interference from other signals. It scans though the list of stored frequencies automatically and stops on one if it detects a transmission. When the transmission stops, and after a small time delay while it listens for a possible reply on that frequency, it moves on to the next one.
    The SDR dongle works more like my shortwave radio where you listen to one frequency at a time and manually switch from one to the other. The other thing about shortwave radio is the interference you get on HF radio signals. There is so much background noise that you can't use a squelch to suppress it. If you do you more than likely will miss the actual transmission you want to hear. In my scanner, the squelch being broken by a signal is what triggers it to stop on that frequency. You can't do that with shortwave signals. Anyway to make a long story short this SDR Dongle is a Software Defined Radio, not a scanner. My shortwave radio will not tune police frequencies, and my scanner will not tune shortwave radio, this dongle will do both.
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  7.    22 Feb 2015 #137
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Re flash/re image the SD card and try again. If you haven't already.
    Done multiple times. No go. The red power LED lights up but the green disk activity LED never lights nor flickers like it should while booting from the SD card.
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  8.    23 Feb 2015 #138
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    Pi was in Halifax ,it on its way to my door very soon
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  9.    23 Feb 2015 #139
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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Done multiple times. No go. The red power LED lights up but the green disk activity LED never lights nor flickers like it should while booting from the SD card.
    That's a bummer.
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  10.    23 Feb 2015 #140
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Pi was in Halifax ,it on its way to my door very soon
    I just checked mine, showed the same thing. They must both be on that truck for sure.
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