Things used in this project

Hardware components:
R8326274 01
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
rtl-sdr cheap radio receiver dongle
( tuner based on R820T chip, any brand )
HF up-converter
any HF up-converter made for 0 to 50 MHz should be ok - I've used this one but is already sold out:
antenna wire, insulators, poles, connectors per the radio jove antenna manual (page 22 of pdf)
SMA male connector
SMA female to MCX male adapter
optional (depends on connector type on the rtl-sdr dongle you purchased, see text)
aluminum cases by Hammond
found them on eBay, also has them
Software apps and online services:
Ha 2up iot
Amazon Web Services AWS IoT
Rm web services amazon s3
Amazon Web Services AWS S3
Iam logo
Amazon Web Services AWS IAM
Hand tools and fabrication machines:
09507 01
Soldering iron (generic)
5V filtered power source
you should avoid using a phone charger or similar switching power sources since they can produce RF interference depending on their quality
for making holes in metal cases for connectors


overall connection diagram
use this to connect all the devices
Overall design
5 V power supply
adding the diagram of my old power supply
Power source 5v with url


radio astronomy python programs for Raspberry PI 2 and 3
use these to run radio scans with rtl-sdr dongles on frequencies 24 - 1750 MHz and share spectrograms via AWS cloud


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Mario Cannistrà
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Working on IoT, sensor fusion and Kalman filters since May 2014; Amateur (radio)astronomer; member of IEEE, ComputerSociety, ACM.