RTL SDR Passive cooling using thermal pad and old CPU cooler.

As the temperature in my shack can be between 25 and 35 C on the warmer days I decided to make a cooler for on of my ADS-B DVB-T SDR dongles. This because I found out that the dongle I use for receiving ADS-B signals becomes very hot at times. I found a method and a reason to try this on RTL-SDR.com describing the use of thermal pad. Ordered some at Aliexpress as I wanted to try this myself. Continue reading “RTL SDR Passive cooling using thermal pad and old CPU cooler.”