LimeSDR Mini

by Lime Microsystems

An open, full-duplex, USB stick radio for femtocells and more.

View all updates Nov 18, 2019

Field Report: Amateur Digital TV Broadcast with LimeSDR Mini

by Harold G

Harold Giddings, a host on Signals Everywhere shared with us a couple of video episodes explaining how he put together a fully functional amateur digital TV station using a LimeSDR Mini and hardware that is either cheap or you likely already have.

The hardware setup consists of the Mini, a web-cam, a laptop, and a cheap consumer FTA satellite receiver. Harold uses DATV Express software to process the audio and video into a dvb-s digital stream which is then broadcast using the Mini. By correctly setting up the FTA receiver, he is able to receive broadcasts on multiple digital channels.

You may have noticed that the hardware setup does NOT include an LNB. To see how he pulls off this trick, check out the videos:

Make Your Own TV Station Using Amateur Radio With LimeSDR Mini

DATV DVB-S Transmitter With a LimeSDR

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Product Choices


LimeSDR Mini

The LimeSDR Mini is the perfect way to start experimenting with and building your own wireless networks, protocols, and testers.


Grove Starter Kit for LimeSDR Mini

A collaboration with Seeed Studio, this 21-piece kit comes with a LimeSDR MIni, two antennas optimized for the 433/868/915 MHz unlicensed bands, a GrovePi+, an acrylic base plate, a USB extension cable, and a wide variety of Grove sensors and actuators: Ultrasonic Ranger, Temp&Humi Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Rotary Angle Sensor, Button, Light Sensor v1.2, 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer (±1.5 g), Relay, Sound Sensor, LCD RGB Backlight, Buzzer, Red LED, LED Bar 2.0, Touch Sensor, and Piezo Vibration Sensor. Compatible with Scratch. Raspberry Pi, power supply, and microSD card not included.


LimeSDR Mini with Aluminum Case

This custom-made aluminum case comes with a LimeSDR Mini and two antennas. The case not only keeps your LimeSDR Mini safe, but it also helps reduce noise interference. Perfect to slip into your pocket for all your on-the-go wireless adventures.


Acrylic Case

Keep your LimeSDR Mini safe in this custom acrylic case.


Two Antennas

A pair of omni-directional antennas with SMA connectors, optimized for frequency ranges of 800-960 MHz, 1710-2170 MHz, and 2400-2700 MHz.


Lime Microsystems

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