Tagged: windows

Hakology Day 18 : Blog Entry

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Feeling a lot better today but still a little under the weather. Have to do a few jobs this morning but should be online and creating later.
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Picked up a PC for an upgrade 256gb SSD and PCIE wireless card. Just sorting that out and having a brew.
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Waiting for images to burn, files to copy etc. Had a good play with kodi whilst I’ve been ill an I’m pretty impressed, makes it easier in some ways to watching content on your PC.
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This program http://download.wsusoffline.net/ has been a real time saver, when people ask me to install windows 7 for them usually the update service is borked and needs fixing, quite frankly the MS tools are diabolical this seems to be the best / quickest way to patch and repair the windows update service.
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Setting up wordpress for a new web client. Almost done with all my jobs for the day then hopefully get down to some recording even if its only a vblog.
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Knackered and my head is aching, going to call it one for today. Finished all the updates on that build and also dropped debian jessie into a separate partition for them to try as they’d asked about linux. Need to be up early tomorrow and get that website online. Honestly not worth me recording a vlog b/c I’m still pretty flued up.
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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 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 Day 3 : Blog Entry

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Good morning hakologists, mental note go to bed earlier. Coffee time then on with some research think I’ve decided on doing a really boring video tonight we’ll see. I need more time to compile a decent SDR episode but may well do a little v-blogging today, need to get the garage sorted out. So glad to be back computering.
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Now I’m more awake I’m going to have a look at setting up my SDR rig the question is under linux on an old dual core atom or under windows on an i5 …. urgh windows.
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Major panic over located my SDR, time to get the environment setup and working … oh fun 🙂 will post some bonus twitter / WP content when I can get a decent picture of what I’m working on.
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Tea break, have some defcon vids on in the background, looking for a little inspiration and mental refreshment, realised I wasnt following Balint Seeber @spenchdotnot … well I am now.

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Well I’ve got the sdr working! Progress.
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Taking a breather for a while, need to start noting frequencies and gathering some stock footage. So far my refresher today has taught my its gqrx for linux, sdr# for windows and rtl-sdr gets installed with gqrx, need to also sort out a ‘better’ antenna so much noise in my flat. Anyway …. break time.
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Spent the last hour or so taking a ‘break’ scanning with the SDR made me remember how critical height and position are when transmitting / receiving RF. Also have the ALFA sitting next to my rig might do a little war driving for shits and giggles.
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Social, doom4 and insurgency time.
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So my social time over ran, lol, back to the grindstone.

As promised random bonus content for the blog. Here’s a picture of an old swiss army knife and yes its seen better days and is missing a few parts/utilities its a very special one. This was my dads, dads, pen knife who I never got to meet but my dad gave me this a few years ago, dug it out tidying the other day. Will try and keep posting one original picture every so often.
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[1.31] [06/10/2016]

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Really gone to town on the rpi retropie tutorial, signing off.
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Hakology – LinkStats – Introduction and demo (http(s) data mining)

In this video we’ll be looking at a tool I programmed about 12 months ago for mining data from web pages. Easily find file extensions and embedded objects. Let me know what you think. More soon. Peace Tea

Git hub page : https://github.com/caffeinemonster/LinkStats