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NAME

       rtl_test - a benchmark tool for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers

DESCRIPTION

       Test  tuning  range  and functional sample rates of your device on your
       system.  Uses a re-purposed DVB-T receiver as a software defined radio.
       Written for and incorporated into the osmocom rtl-sdr project.

       Much  software  is  available  for  the RTL2832. Most of the user-level
       packages rely on the librtlsdr library which comes as part of the  rtl-
       sdr codebase. This codebase contains both the library itself and also a
       number of command line tools such as rtl_test,  rtl_sdr,  rtl_tcp,  and
       rtl_fm.  These  command  line  tools  use  the  library to test for the
       existence of  RTL2832  devices  and  to  perform  basic  data  transfer
       functions to and from the device.

       Because  most  of  the  RTL2832  devices  are  connected using USB, the
       librtlsdr library depends on the libusb library to communicate with the
       device.

SYNOPSIS

       rtl_test [OPTIONS]

OPTIONS

       -s samplerate (default: 2048000 Hz)

       -d device_index (default: 0)

       -t enable Elonics E4000 tuner benchmark]

       -p enable PPM error measurement

       -b output_block_size (default: 16 * 16384)

       -S force sync output (default: async)

EXAMPLES

       To  check  the  possible  tuning  range  (may  heavily vary by some MHz
       depending on device and temperature), call
               rtl_test -t

       To check the maximum samplerate possible on your machine, type  (change
       the rate down until no sample loss occurs):
               rtl_test -s 3.2e6

       A  samplerate  of 2.4e6 is known to work even over tcp connections (see
       rtl_tcp above). A sample rate of 2.88e6 may work without  lost  samples
       but this may depend on your PC/Laptop's host interface.

SEE ALSO

       RTL-SDR wiki documentation: http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr

       Other rtl-sdr programs:

       rtl_adsb(1), rtl_eeprom(1), rtl_fm(1), rtl_sdr(1), rtl_tcp(1)

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Maitland Bottoms for the Debian project
       (but may be used by others).

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2013 A. Maitland Bottoms <bottoms@debian.org>

       This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under  the  terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at  your
       option) any later version.

       This  program  is  distributed  in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTY;  without   even   the   implied   warranty   of
       MERCHANTABILITY  or  FITNESS  FOR  A  PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.