Author Topic: Use Cubietruck and Software defined Radio [RTL-SDR] to read smart meter.  (Read 1012 times)

ClassicCrazy

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Re: Use Cubietruck and Software defined Radio [RTL-SDR] to read smart meter.
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2017, 08:00:06 PM »
12 bucks was a good deal . I would have gotten one for that price.
I have an older SDR but it doesn't have the SMA connector - has a different smaller one - but wasn't too much problem because I just removed the supplied antenna and used the coax on there to make my own adapter.

I recently got an HF SDR kit .  Got it all put together except for the last two connnections - tiny wires from that were wound around a ferrite  about the size of a hair that needed to be soldered onto two pins of a surface mount chip that were so close together . I tried everything in my resources - doubled magnifying glasses but just could not get it . Even have a very fine pointed solder iron but my magnifiers were so close I couldn't get the solder iron in there and hold the wire at the same time. So I just shipped it off to a friend who has better skills and a nice stereo magnifying scope.

Larry

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Classic 150 , 20 Kyocera 135watt , 12s Soneil 2v 540amp lead crystal for 24v pack , Outback 3524 inverter
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Classic 150 ,5s 135 watt Kyocero , 16s Calb 100AH LiFePO4 , Outback VFX 3648 inverter
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