Tagged: installation

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 Day 9 : Blog Entry

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So it begins, late night last night, got the SDR working under windows. Todays goals, get the SDR working under linux and gqrx, look at what I managed to capture in the log and start a video showing how to setup SDR#.
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Really don’t want to stop logging messages lol, but I suppose its time to start making notes. Once I can get this running on the RPi ill leave it logging 24/7 for a while so I can analyse the data. Still lots of data being sent that shouldn’t be, names, phone numbers, address information, IP addresses, email addresses, URLs … and I’m sure if I log for long enough the obligatory username and password.
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So I can’t show or share any of the data I’m collecting. Hibby just pointed me to (Legal stuff) … even though I can’t share the data I can show you how to demodulate the signals yourself.
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Written up notes for SDR# installation.
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Executing operation tidy up for recording later also doing a few other chores.
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Still tidying 🙁 b/c I’m a messy bugger.
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Random picture for today …
Since I’m working on radio stuff here’s my baofeng handset its the uv-5r, a great starting handset for people looking to get in to HAM radio and start learning. I bought one relatively cheap on ebay around £20, before I got my licence so I could scan and listen a little. I’ve some other scanners and sets but ill save those for another day.
baofeng
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meh RL … need to script my house work or hack together some sort of roomba capable of washing up and making tea/coffee on demand.
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Chilling out time for a coffee and some food. BBL
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A few pages of notes written and a rough idea for an introduction to SDR. Time for a brew and to record / talk through the audio. Will report back in a while.

Useful links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AM_broadcasting
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_broadcasting
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software-defined_radio
http://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/Signal_Identification_Guide

Captured a little extra audio for the hakology introduction too.
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Sleep required.
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Woke up after a few hours sleep been doing a little radio research, too early to start the next blog entry, too late to be editing this one hmmm.
No vblog for day nine either will have to make up for it later.
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Hakology – Zeya linux installation (HTML5 streaming music)

*repost for archiving purposes*

# Notes:
# Requirements
# Python 2.5+ (2.6+ recommended) tested on 2.7 (worked fine)
# python-tagpy (critical : boost lib)
# python-simplejson (critical : boost lib)
# oggenc (critical : ogg encoder for streaming)
# mpg123 (optional : for decoding MP3 files) (you will want this)
# flac (optional : for decoding FLAC files) (you might want this)

echo "Hakology - Zeya installation script for linux."
echo "Zeya is a client for streaming audio from a central servernto any device that supports html5"
echo "Zeya - web.psung.name/zeya/"
echo "Hakology - youtube.com/hakology"
echo "Visit the youtube channel for more coolness"

cd ~
sudo apt-get install python git mpg123 flac python-tagpy vorbis-tools faad python-simplejson
sudo git clone http://web.psung.name/git/zeya.git

echo "############################################"
echo "Installation complete"
echo "############################################"
echo "To run :";
echo "./zeya.py --path=/path/to/music";
echo "To add to crontab (crontab -e) add the following to start on reboot";
echo "@reboot /full/path/to/zeya.py --path=/path/to/music";
echo "You should add a htaccess file to use this on the web";
echo "./zeya.py --basic_auth_file=/path/to/.htpasswd --path=/to/your/music/";
echo "You can also run on a different port";
echo "./zeya.py --port=9000";
exit