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Installing SDR# on windows …

How to install SDR# on windows …

You will need …

PC/Laptop (Recommended dual core, 4gb RAM)
RTLSDR dongle
(Optional antenna / adapter. *Recommended*)
.NET Framework 4.6

DO NOT PLUG IN THE DONGLE
DO NOT INSTALL ANY SOFTWARE IT CAME WITH
If you have uninstall the software, driver and unplug the dongle.

Goto airspy.com and download the ‘SDR Software Package’
Unzip the files somewhere
Run install-rtlsdr.bat
Plug in your dongle
Run zadig.exe (as administrator)
Click options
Make sure ‘show all devices’ is selected.
In the device drop down select ‘Bulk Interface 0’
Ensure WINUSB is selected in the other drop down.
Click install
Click OK to any warnings
Run sdrsharp.exe
Select the RTLUSB dongle
Click the play icon to start capture.
Tune to a known frequency (FM station)
Ensure WFM is selected
Open the options menu
Increase RF gain, but don’t let the signal distort.
If you can hear distortion try adjusting the volume control in SDR#

Give yourself a pat on the back and get scanning!

Moving on to gqrx and linux in the next video.

Recommended SDR shopping list for up coming content …
RTLSDR – RTL2832(u) DVB-T+DAB+FM Dongle (£10-£15)
MCX MALE TO BNC FEMALE (for connecting antennas) (Approx £2)
AIR BAND (or similar) antenna (usually with BNC male connector) (£3-£10)

Hakology Day 12 : Blog Entry

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Kettle is on. Coffee to be made. So day twelve begins.
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Tunes turned to 11 … its Friday!
Operation pre-weekend tidy up has begun.
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Slow start, written up all the notes for the SDR# tutorial, might have a go at recording it later, need to clear some space in the garage for some new equipment arriving soon.
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Just had a little jam on my drums .. its been way too long. Great warm up for some FPS.
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Right time to do something productive.
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Uploading SDR# tutorial, writing up notes in to a new post.
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Really quick video showing you how to install and setup SDR# under windows.
Moving on to linux and gqrx next.
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Hakology – Retropie HDMI audio fix

No audio over HDMI on retropie? No problem, here’s your solution i’ve seen a few fixes on the web lots varied some were overly complicated so I decided to write up a really simple fix. Tested and working on the RPi3MB.

Boot retropie
Go to the retro pie menu
Go to the audio menu and press ‘A’
Ensure HDMI is selected, also check the mixer volume is at 100%
Save settings and return to the retropie menu
Quit emulation station
Run …
sudo nano /boot/config.txt

uncomment the following …
#hdmi_drive=2
so it looks like this …
hdmi_drive=2

also uncomment …
#hdmi_force_hotplug=1
so it looks like this …
hdmi_force_hotplug=1

Press ctrl+x to save the file.
now run …
amixer cset numid=3 2
and ..
sudo reboot

Hopefully you should now have audio over HDMI

Hakology – Retropie steam controller setup guide

Notes to accompany the following video showing you how to setup and configure the steam controller for retropie. Tested and verified as working with python 2.7 on the rpi model B and rpi3 model B.

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install libusb1
sudo pip install enum34
git clone https://github.com/ynsta/steamcontroller.git
cd steamcontroller
sudo python setup.py install
sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/99-steam-controller.rules
Add these lines :
SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTRS{idVendor}==”28de”, GROUP=”games”, MODE=”0660″
KERNEL==”uinput”, MODE=”0660″, GROUP=”games”, OPTIONS+=”static_node=uinput”

sudo udevadm control –reload
sudo crontab -e
@reboot /usr/local/bin/sc-xbox.py start