SDR Dongle Compatibility

I thought I’d experiment and see if my NooElec NESDR SMArt with the .5PPM TCXO (found here:
would work with no luck, at least with the standard kit that is sold on this site with the CHIP. I use this SDR as part of a panadapter setup for my Kenwood TS-480sat (HAM alert) with great results so I know it works great otherwise.

The red LED on the LNA module doesn’t light up and there is no signal lock. So I guess only certain SDR dongles are compatible then?

did some checking. the SMArt doesn’t seem to have the bias-T for powering the LNA.

Makes sense. Thanks Abhishek!