Raspberry Pi RTL Dongle Server

(2 customer reviews)


This card is configured to automatically connect to a network (Ethernet) and start the RTL-SDR server so you can be on the air with minimal effort. The supplied card will be either 8GB of 16GB and is supplied with printed instructions to help you get started. If you run into problems I offer direct support.

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This card contains all the software you need to use the Raspberry Pi as a remote server for an RTL based SDR Dongle. This card has been built using the latest Raspbian build and operates with all Raspberry Pi models. To help you get on the air quickly the card is configured to automatically start the dongle server and the network.  You just have to provide the RTL-SDR dongle and an Ethernet connection.

NB: Whilst this card can be configured to work on a Wi-Fi network I don’t recommend it because Wi-Fi networks are generally too slow to support the popular sample rates.

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2 reviews for Raspberry Pi RTL Dongle Server

  1. Pierre VE2JPH (verified owner)

    Just superb!

    I got it yesterday, tock less than fifteen minutes to install. It worked flawlessly; the document is very well written, easy to understand. I highly recommend this product.
    I am using it with a HF capable RTL Dongle to monitor wide part of the ham bands. It is to be a permanent installation in my shack.
    Thank you Mike,


    Pierre VE2JPH

    • Mike Richards

      Hi Pierre,

      Glad to hear it’s working well for you. I always appreciate some positive feedback. :-))

  2. William Rains (verified owner)

    Hello Mike,

    New here. Does the dongle server software include the rtl-sdr “client” to view the frequencies? I mean do I need another app to attach to the server and begin monitoring on my screen?


    • Mike Richards

      Hi Bill, I sent you a direct email answering this but I haven’t heard back. The RTL-SDR Dongle Server only contains the server. It is designed to make the SDR dongle available on your local network so you can access it using SDR Sharp/SDR Console from another machine. There are two main scenarios where this is useful:
      1 – For VHF/UHF monitoring the dongle and server can be located close to the antenna therby avoiding the high feeder losses.
      2 – Simply to make the SDR dongle available on your local network. The dongle could be located in the shack but, with the latest WiFi6 or Ethernet connection you could listen on another computer on the local network,

      I have you’re order on hold currently as my card may not be what you’re looking for.

      Please either respond here or via the email I sent to let me know how you would like to proceed.


      Mike – G4WNC

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