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Can any SDR software be used with Linux

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  • ian mcphedran
    My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA s Rocky . However, that can t be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will? Ian GM3GTQ
    Message 1 of 11 , May 5 8:26 AM
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      My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
      Ian GM3GTQ
    • Gordon JC Pearce
      ... Quisk works, but I found it so fundamentally horrible to use that I wrote my own (for receiving, I haven t got an SDR that will transmit). Grab it here:
      Message 2 of 11 , May 5 8:33 AM
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        On Mon, May 05, 2014 at 04:26:19PM +0100, ian mcphedran wrote:
        > My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
        > Ian GM3GTQ

        Quisk works, but I found it so fundamentally horrible to use that I wrote my own (for receiving, I haven't got an SDR that will transmit). Grab it here:

        https://github.com/gordonjcp/lysdr/archive/807f24a11845d80dd14d62ed6cf5f6fc7e756816.zip

        The current HEAD in git is a bit broken, and I don't have a lot of time to work on it just now. Patches welcome ;-)

        --
        Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
      • n4fbz
        I use Quisk and find it to be effective and fairly powerful, and IMO fairly easy to use. The more recent edition I ve started using has some really decent
        Message 3 of 11 , May 5 9:08 AM
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          I use Quisk and find it to be effective and fairly powerful, and IMO fairly easy to use.  The more recent edition I've started using has some really decent features added to it (like stored frequencies).  About the only thing that doesn't work that well with it is filtering out plasma TV like noise... which runs as much as S9 and more here just about every day.

          There are a few others "out there" for Linux, but I'm not that familiar with them.  I've tried a few of them (may still have notes somewhere), but what I remember is that one was for CW only (which because of neurological problems I can no longer reliably copy) and the others - I don't remember that much about.

          I should add that I haven't transmitted with Quisk... I'm still working on my station (over a period of years) and have to make some more mods to my old softrock (RXTX 6.3) so it will do what I want, before I start trying to transmit with it.  Others that have used Quisk (that I've 'talked' with) say once it's set up properly, it does a good job.

          Bob
        • MIKE DURKIN
          Lots .. ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... thereÆs more .. but those are the ones i use regulary .. Mike KC7NOA To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
          Message 4 of 11 , May 5 9:29 AM
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            Lots ..

            ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... there’s more .. but those are the ones i use regulary ..

            Mike KC7NOA


            To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
            From: gm3gtq@...
            Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:26:19 +0100
            Subject: [softrock40] Can any SDR software be used with Linux

             

            My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
            Ian GM3GTQ

          • Iz Oos
            A very good piece of software for RTL-SDR dongles that worked for me first time is  GQRX. You find it at gqrx.dk. QUISK was a bit harder to install but I was
            Message 5 of 11 , May 5 10:56 AM
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              A very good piece of software for RTL-SDR dongles that worked for me first time is  GQRX. You find it at gqrx.dk.
              QUISK was a bit harder to install but I was greatly helped by people in this forum. Quisk does work well and I would certainly prefer it to the Rocky software.

              73
              Franco iz2oos
              Il Lunedì 5 Maggio 2014 18:29, MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...> ha scritto:
              Lots ..

              ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... there’s more .. but those are the ones i use regulary ..

              Mike KC7NOA


              To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
              From: gm3gtq@...
              Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:26:19 +0100
              Subject: [softrock40] Can any SDR software be used with Linux

               

              My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
              Ian GM3GTQ



            • Simon Thompson
              GQRX is the bomb. ... GQRX is the bomb. On Monday, May 5, 2014, Iz Oos wrote:   A very good piece of software for RTL-SDR dongles that
              Message 6 of 11 , May 5 12:03 PM
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                GQRX is the bomb.

                On Monday, May 5, 2014, Iz Oos <iz2oos@...> wrote:
                 

                A very good piece of software for RTL-SDR dongles that worked for me first time is  GQRX. You find it at gqrx.dk.
                QUISK was a bit harder to install but I was greatly helped by people in this forum. Quisk does work well and I would certainly prefer it to the Rocky software.

                73
                Franco iz2oos
                Il Lunedì 5 Maggio 2014 18:29, MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...> ha scritto:
                 
                Lots ..

                ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... there’s more .. but those are the ones i use regulary ..

                Mike KC7NOA


                To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                From: gm3gtq@...
                Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:26:19 +0100
                Subject: [softrock40] Can any SDR software be used with Linux

                 

                My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
                Ian GM3GTQ



              • jim whitaker
                I d like to thank you for that also! I ve been beating my head trying to get SDR# to run under Ubuntu and couldn’t. Gqrx installed and ran perfectly after
                Message 7 of 11 , May 5 12:17 PM
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                  I'd like to thank you for that also!  I've been beating my head trying to get SDR# to run under Ubuntu and couldn’t.  Gqrx installed and ran perfectly after adding its repository.

                  de n8xyn jim


                  On 05/05/2014 01:56 PM, Iz Oos wrote:
                   
                  A very good piece of software for RTL-SDR dongles that worked for me first time is  GQRX. You find it at gqrx.dk.
                  QUISK was a bit harder to install but I was greatly helped by people in this forum. Quisk does work well and I would certainly prefer it to the Rocky software.

                  73
                  Franco iz2oos
                  Il Lunedì 5 Maggio 2014 18:29, MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...> ha scritto:
                   
                  Lots ..

                  ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... there’s more .. but those are the ones i use regulary ..

                  Mike KC7NOA


                  To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                  From: gm3gtq@...
                  Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:26:19 +0100
                  Subject: [softrock40] Can any SDR software be used with Linux

                   

                  My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
                  Ian GM3GTQ




                • Sid Boyce
                  Seconded and lots more for other SDR hardware. They also run on ARM hardware ... at the moment running quisk RX/TX on a ODROID-X. If you need help, just ask,
                  Message 8 of 11 , May 5 12:33 PM
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                    Seconded and lots more for other SDR hardware.
                    They also run on ARM hardware ... at the moment running quisk RX/TX on a ODROID-X.
                    If you need help, just ask,
                    Download quisk-3.6.16.tar.gz from http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/index.html, it's the simplest to get going.
                    73 ... Sid.

                    On 05/05/14 17:29, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                     

                    Lots ..

                    ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... there’s more .. but those are the ones i use regulary ..

                    Mike KC7NOA


                    To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                    From: gm3gtq@...
                    Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:26:19 +0100
                    Subject: [softrock40] Can any SDR software be used with Linux

                     

                    My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
                    Ian GM3GTQ



                    -- 
                    Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                    Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                    Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                    Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                    
                  • ian mcphedran
                    Thanks Sid, I ll check out Quisk. 73 Ian GM3GTQ On Monday, 5 May 2014, 20:34, Sid Boyce wrote:   Seconded and lots more for other
                    Message 9 of 11 , May 6 10:00 AM
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                      Thanks Sid, I'll check out Quisk.
                      73
                      Ian GM3GTQ
                      On Monday, 5 May 2014, 20:34, Sid Boyce <sboyce@...> wrote:
                       
                      Seconded and lots more for other SDR hardware.
                      They also run on ARM hardware ... at the moment running quisk RX/TX on a ODROID-X.
                      If you need help, just ask,
                      Download quisk-3.6.16.tar.gz from http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/index.html, it's the simplest to get going.
                      73 ... Sid.

                      On 05/05/14 17:29, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                       
                      Lots ..

                      ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... there’s more .. but those are the ones i use regulary ..

                      Mike KC7NOA


                      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                      From: gm3gtq@...
                      Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:26:19 +0100
                      Subject: [softrock40] Can any SDR software be used with Linux

                       

                      My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
                      Ian GM3GTQ



                      -- 
                      Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                      Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                      Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                      Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                      


                    • ian mcphedran
                      Hi Franco, Thanks for the information, I ll take a look at GQRX also. 73 Ian GM3GTQ On Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 18:00, ian mcphedran wrote:  
                      Message 10 of 11 , May 7 4:06 AM
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                        Hi Franco, Thanks for the information, I'll take a look at GQRX also.
                        73
                        Ian GM3GTQ
                        On Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 18:00, ian mcphedran <gm3gtq@...> wrote:
                         
                        Thanks Sid, I'll check out Quisk.
                        73
                        Ian GM3GTQ
                        On Monday, 5 May 2014, 20:34, Sid Boyce <sboyce@...> wrote:
                         
                        Seconded and lots more for other SDR hardware.
                        They also run on ARM hardware ... at the moment running quisk RX/TX on a ODROID-X.
                        If you need help, just ask,
                        Download quisk-3.6.16.tar.gz from http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/index.html, it's the simplest to get going.
                        73 ... Sid.

                        On 05/05/14 17:29, MIKE DURKIN wrote:
                         
                        Lots ..

                        ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... there’s more .. but those are the ones i use regulary ..

                        Mike KC7NOA


                        To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                        From: gm3gtq@...
                        Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:26:19 +0100
                        Subject: [softrock40] Can any SDR software be used with Linux

                         

                        My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
                        Ian GM3GTQ



                        -- 
                        Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
                        Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
                        Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
                        Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
                        




                      • ian mcphedran
                        Hi Sid, I m not sure what that means! Ian On Monday, 5 May 2014, 20:08, Simon Thompson wrote:   GQRX is the bomb. ... Hi Sid, I m
                        Message 11 of 11 , May 7 4:07 AM
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                          Hi Sid, I'm not sure what that means!
                          Ian
                          On Monday, 5 May 2014, 20:08, Simon Thompson <simonthompson67@...> wrote:
                           
                          GQRX is the bomb.

                          On Monday, May 5, 2014, Iz Oos <iz2oos@...> wrote:
                           
                          A very good piece of software for RTL-SDR dongles that worked for me first time is  GQRX. You find it at gqrx.dk.
                          QUISK was a bit harder to install but I was greatly helped by people in this forum. Quisk does work well and I would certainly prefer it to the Rocky software.

                          73
                          Franco iz2oos
                          Il Lunedì 5 Maggio 2014 18:29, MIKE DURKIN <Patriot121@...> ha scritto:
                           
                          Lots ..

                          ghpsdr3-alex, quisk, Linrad, FLdigi, JT65/9 .... there’s more .. but those are the ones i use regulary ..

                          Mike KC7NOA


                          To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
                          From: gm3gtq@...
                          Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 16:26:19 +0100
                          Subject: [softrock40] Can any SDR software be used with Linux

                           

                          My favourite SDR software is VE3NEA's "Rocky". However, that can't be run on Linux. Is there anyting else that will?
                          Ian GM3GTQ





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