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Software-Defined Radio - Recieving & Transmitting Analogue Radio

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/about-rtl-sdr/ - RTL-SDR: Cheap and powerful USB radio reciever - open source hardware

Many different manufacturers sell their own RTL-SDR, including antennas whatever, they may also sell upconverters to access even smaller bandwidths, im using the NooElec NESDR Smart https://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/sdr-receivers/nesdr-smart.html and the Ham-It-Up upconverter https://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/sdr-addons/ham-it-up-304/ham-it-up-plus.html - also open source hardware

https://airspy.com/download/ - SDRSharp (SDR#): Probably the simplest SDR software out there, supports RTL-SDR and many plugins exist, some software are also compatible with it - open source (A LOT of SDR stuff is open source)

https://greatscottgadgets.com/hackrf/one/ - HackRF One - Open source transciver hardware, you need an amateur radio license to transcieve

Band plans: http://www.arrl.org/band-plan (USA) https://rsgb.org/main/operating/band-plans/ (UK)

GNU Radio: https://wiki.gnuradio.org/index.php/Main_Page - another popular SDR software

Getting started guide: https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-quick-start-guide/

http://www.websdr.org - an SDR website, if you don't own a reciever - I don't recommend it, HTTPS cannot be used there

Site that lists Web SDR services are here: https://sdr.hu/ - to read radio stations nearby pick one thats closest to you



Thanks to mak in chat for links and info.