How to receive FM on your Laptop without Internet?
Yes, it’s possible but you may need to purchase a USB Dongle similar to the shown below from Amazon or any other shops which sell “RTL-SDR”
- RTL-SDR Dongle
- Antenna (Necessary but you can make your own antenna)
Once you have pre-requisites ready, you need to follow the below steps as shown
Step 1: Download the software from RTL-SDR.com (you can find a quick start guide here)
Step 2: Install the drivers downloaded from RTL-SDR.com (By following the steps)
Step 3: Go to the folder and launch SDRSharp.exe
Step 4: Click on the Settings
Step 5: Set the sampling rate to 2.56 MSPS and check the boxes as shown
Step 6: Once you tune your FM frequencies you will be able to receive the FM radio on your Dongle as shown below
Incase you don’t buy an Antenna, you can always make your own.