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Old December 31st, 2017, 01:42 PM
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Pete Pete is offline
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There are automation plugins today using RTL-SDR for the Domoticz open source automation program.

Here mini sizing my NOAA satellite weather maps downloading to an RPI2 / antenna that today is doing GPIO ZWave, 1-wire stuff and running Domoticz on the side. For text data and jpg images do a share drive to the data directory on HS3.

Many or most of the plugins are written in LUA. Very tight and easy peasy stuff that runs on OpenWRT OS...well like the Almond + or Vera or Wheezy or Stretch (linux in general).

Here only the water meter uses a tiny transmitter. Updates now to it allow for remote views from the entrance of the subdivision.

Just received this gift to tinker with from Ebay...(had one SDR radio from a few years back here). Note that you can get the USB radios for around $10 these days.

It's the little SMA connectors that you want with antennas. Earlier testing all of my test SMA connectors purchased cost more than the radio.

TCXO SMA Software Defined Radio Dongle With 2x Telescopic Antennas

This "kit" with antennas, sma connectors and radio was around $28 USD. I got mine from China in less than a week.

Lately Amazon Prime 2 day for this kind of stuff doesn't work for me and have noticed that the cost of the devices are more.

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- Pete


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