SIGINT Tool: RTL-SDR Spectrum Analyzer

Posted: 03/11/2014 in Communications

Great research and info. by Sparks.

A question I posed to a commenter and to a group of like minded radio savvy individuals recently; what do you do after SHTF and you determine , by the use of your scanner/analyser, that someone is emitting in you AO/AI and they mean you harm? I got a lot of blank stares.
The point is to remember that communication equipment is just a tool that allows you to effectively coordinate actions with friendlies and understand the intentions of not-so-friendlies. Nothing more.

So now you have three options:
1. Bug out to your secondary retreat and hope the bad guys don’t follow/find you.
2. Conduct a recon patrol that will probably be frago’d to become a combat patrol and deal with the problem.
3. Die in place.

The first two options require some prior planning and rehearsal/training, the last, not so much. In order to put the first two in place you must:

Put together plans for and rehearse occupying a secondary retreat.

If you don’t have a group (No man is an island) it’s time to start putting one together. It’s hard to repel boarders when it’s just you and the wife. If you don’t have some serious weapons training under your belt and don’t know the difference between a recon, security or combat patrol, then those black rifles in your safe are pretty much useless. Take a look at the training Mosby or Max offer. Or find some prior service combat arms guy in your area that can get you spun up. Trust me, they are out there and they are conducting the training.

Or just pick option three.

  1. BakkenInsurgent says:

    I tried getting this to work and had a hard time doing it. Another program I was able to get to work though is SDRSharp. The interesting thing is there is also a plugin for it called UniTrunker. I’m quickly exhausting my ability to understand most of this commo stuff, but being able to track trunked systems seems useful to me. I know that it is what is used statewide by all levels of Law Enforcement. I would be really interested to see what you think of SDRSharp and UniTrunker,, mainly to know if I am going in the right direction or just spinning my wheels.

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