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softwarewindows [2012/12/19 21:07]
roklobsta
softwarewindows [2014/03/23 03:08] (current)
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 Until recently the only quick and easy option for using RTLSDR was with WINSDR and HDSDR with the EXTIO plugin from spench.net. ​ This has all changed now and all you need is the very nice, fast and open source [[http://​www.sdrsharp.com/​|SDR#​]]. ​ It natively supports RTLSDR hardware (along with FUNCUBE and the audio card) and is much kinder on the CPU than the others. ​ It also has code to deal with the so called DC spike so that you don't see it. Until recently the only quick and easy option for using RTLSDR was with WINSDR and HDSDR with the EXTIO plugin from spench.net. ​ This has all changed now and all you need is the very nice, fast and open source [[http://​www.sdrsharp.com/​|SDR#​]]. ​ It natively supports RTLSDR hardware (along with FUNCUBE and the audio card) and is much kinder on the CPU than the others. ​ It also has code to deal with the so called DC spike so that you don't see it.
  
-You may converse directly with the authors ​"​prog"​ and "​dos_fan]" ​on IRC at Freenode on channel #sdrsharp.+You may converse directly with the author ​"​prog"​ and others ​on IRC at Freenode on channel #sdrsharp.
  
 ==== Installing SDR# ==== ==== Installing SDR# ====
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 Note that you will need to run Zadig for every USB port you use an RTLSDR dongle in as Windows seems to only apply this driver to the port in question at the time. Note that you will need to run Zadig for every USB port you use an RTLSDR dongle in as Windows seems to only apply this driver to the port in question at the time.
  
-  * Download the latest version of [[http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​libwdi/​files/​zadig/​|Zadig]]. ​ You will need to use [[http://​www.7-zip.org/​|7zip]] to extract it from the .7z file.+  * Download the latest version of [[http://​zadig.akeo.ie/​|Zadig]]. ​ You will need to use [[http://​www.7-zip.org/​|7zip]] to extract it from the .7z file.
   * Run the Zadig.exe file and you should see the following with an empty list.   * Run the Zadig.exe file and you should see the following with an empty list.
 {{:​zadig1.png?​nolink|}} {{:​zadig1.png?​nolink|}}
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 Download [[http://​sdrsharp.com/​downloads/​sdr-install.zip|sdr-install.zip]] and unzip it.  Double click on the ''​install.bat''​ file in the newly created ''​sdr-install''​ directory to have the script download everything you need including Zadig. Download [[http://​sdrsharp.com/​downloads/​sdr-install.zip|sdr-install.zip]] and unzip it.  Double click on the ''​install.bat''​ file in the newly created ''​sdr-install''​ directory to have the script download everything you need including Zadig.
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 +You might find on occasion when re-running ''​install.bat''​ to update SDR# that it doesn'​t seem to get the latest version. ​ In this case you will need to clear the cache in IE as shown [[https://​kb.wisc.edu/​page.php?​id=15141|here]].
  
 Once the script has completed it will have downloaded the latest SDR#, the latest RTL driver from Osmocom (and enabled use of RTL-USB) and Zadig and put them in a new ''​sdrsharp''​ directory. Once the script has completed it will have downloaded the latest SDR#, the latest RTL driver from Osmocom (and enabled use of RTL-USB) and Zadig and put them in a new ''​sdrsharp''​ directory.
softwarewindows.txt ยท Last modified: 2014/03/23 03:08 by roklobsta