fuzzy_bunny Posted March 15, 2014 Share Posted March 15, 2014 (edited) I am grateful to the Hak5 crew for bringing these to my attention, and having me salivating over the idea for over a year now, since the badges were given away at various cons. In any case, in the interest of sharing, I came across _Legal_ software, which is always nifty. And this one appears to be quite a power house as far as controlling the dongles and getting something useful out. I haven't tapped all of its potential yet, but you will need sdr_tcp for windows, available here:http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/attachment/wiki/rtl-sdr/RelWithDebInfo.zipAnd SDRRadio, available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b1kqas6o5ofpdy0/SDR-RADIO-Pro_v2.1b1640.exe(More info at: http://v2.sdr-radio.com/Home.aspx )In any case, get the rtl_tcp running from the first link, and then configure the radio you install from the second link to point to localhost port 1234 ( 127.0.0.1:1234 ). Don't worry about the serial number of the rtl dongle, it isn't needed. Yes, you can use the network connectivity to connect to one hanging off of a pi, beagle bone, whatever, or your friend in Angola, if he has the server running on an open port.Then, you will have fun setting up the software so you get something more than static and a pretty waterfall.In the Frequency section on the left, click on the direct tab. I used 200khz. This only affects the display, but for some reason seemed to allow me to adjust the radio to 192 khz, in the FM broadcast dialog above it. You can also crank it up to 2 mhz, if you want. 2mhz is probably more useful. Then, on the FM tab, choose fm broadcast, ( stereo if you want ) and click on 192 khz under the options for fm broadcast. At the bottom of your screen, the very bottom, is a freq slider. Slide it to an FM station with a good signal strength (SNR ratio), and you should be in business!The software is licensed in the link I gave you for something like 1 year. After that, who knows what will be happening?In any case, I thought I would share, because I know not everybody loves linux, a lot of people like things to just work, and frequently this means windows ( sorry ).I hope some of you have found this helpful. I think this software really rocks. Literally. Finally something polished to use that I don't have to spend two days compiling. ( I love you GnuRadio, I think. I just haven't learned all of your "features".... ) -Fuzzy Bunny Edited March 16, 2014 by fuzzy_bunny Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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