RTL2832U / R820T HF Reception
One of the bonuses you get with the RTL2832U / R820T DVB-T stick is some HF reception. The RTL2832U / R820T will cover HF between 24-30 MHz. Using SDR Sharp you can easily listen to the CB, 10 Meter, and 12 Meter bands. The working frequency range for the RTL2832U / R820T is roughly around 24MHz to 1850MHz when used as a SDR receiver. I did a quick test of the RTL2832U / 820T by connecting a random wire antenna to the screw on the stock antenna base. While by no means was this the best antenna for the HF reception, I still managed to pickup a few 10 Meter SSB broadcasts and some 12 Meter CW broadcasts. I suspect with a better antenna, performance would have been a bit better. However, the point is that the RTL2832U / R820T stick will receive in the 24 – 30MHz frequency range. If you decide to try one of these sticks out, be sure to up date to the latest RTL drivers for SDR Sharp. The RTL2832U / R820T can be purchased for around $10 -$15 shipped from Chinese dealers on Ebay (2 to 4 week delivery) or in the US from NooElec for about $21 shipped.
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Here is a quick video of the RTL2832U / R820T receiving a few HF signals.