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Old 05-25-2013, 9:18 PM
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Default Anyone providing feed using SDR#

As the title states?

I was reading that using these Realtek DVB adapters you can now use unitrunker, dsd, and another virtual cable program to basically replace the hardware scanner? I serve a P25 digital trunked feed and thought it could be cool to do it all with these adapters and free my expensive bcd396 scanner again?
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Old 05-25-2013, 9:54 PM
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I wouldn't mind doing it so I don't need to buy a scanner for a couple of vhf channels.

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Old 05-26-2013, 6:50 AM
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I think I will have to grab a few to try.

Although the youtube videos of dsd show the audio quality to not be that great.
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Old 06-16-2013, 9:17 PM
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They work well PM me and i will help you with software "settings"



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this feed is using a sdr# interface with a super expensive SDRboard
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I have ordered several of the tuner sticks to play with - I currently have my PRO-197 running my feed since our town went digital and I'd like to put it back into my truck.. So I'm hoping I can make SDR work. And if it works, I'd be able to separate police/sheriff/fire/ems into their own feeds to eliminate them stepping on each other - plus add another town that just went digital too without needing 10 grand worth of scanners.

Which brings me to my question.. How demanding is a single feed of an SDR P25 (using two sticks for control and voice) on an antique computer? My current streamer is an old Compaq Pentium 2 with 256MB RAM (max supported) and Windows XP. Would it be able to run an SDR feed? How about two? More? I have other antiques that I can dust off (but I don't really want to have too many running for my electric bill's sake), and I have also been looking at some of the older Mini ITX boards with 12v power supplies (so I can make efficient use of batteries for extended backup if needed)..

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Old 08-01-2013, 10:54 PM
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I p][ will not even come close to running sdr# let alone DSD. I think the bottom of the bottom is at least a p4 if your going to try and use DSD on the same box as the feeds and at least 2 gigs of ram.
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Ok I finally got my sticks off the slow boat from China, and I played around a bit.. Is there no 'command line' or non-graphical way to do this? I tried it on my laptop (Turion X2 Ultra ZM-88@2.5GHz w/8GB RAM and SSD) and it crawled. It's not the freshest machine in the bunch, but it's not a turd either. The second instance of SDR# for the voice channel just kept crashing. It seems that it is wasting a ton of resources doing graphical things like the waterfall display, which seem to be basically useless after the intial lock-on and fine tune. It also doesn't seem like with all the things that have to be set up and made to work, that it is a viable option to be left unattended and trusted not to crash or restart properly after a reboot.

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Sir- I joined this forum because of your post about your computer-- Specifically about the processor. I'm doing some research on AMD processors, particularly the Turion ZM line. I've been told that AMD did not release this processor, but on doing a google search, this page came up. Wondering if you could do me a favor and double check to confirm that indeed you're running the ZM-88 2.5 and not the ZM-87 2.4? Sorry to hijack the thread, but I'd appreciate it! Best, jb
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Frankly the computer power needed to run SDR# outweighs any advantages. On my old dual core Athlon SDR# works but barely. Maybe if you could turn of the waterfall and spectrum analyzer display a leser machine would work.

As far as I can see SDR# does not scan, so you are wasting a computer to monitor one frequency?

A cheap scanner and a Raspberry PI would be a more cost effective solution.
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I use two SDR receivers, 2 instances of SDR#, UniTrunker, and DSD+ to monitor a Motorola P25 trunked system and stream it to RR with ScannerCast. I'm running it on a 2.1GHz Dual-Core with only 2.5GB of ram and Windows 8 x64. I use a 4GB USB flash drive with ReadyBoost to allow faster caching. I've also had it running on a virtual machine under VMware ESXi. It runs and sounds just fine.
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As far as I can see SDR# does not scan, so you are wasting a computer to monitor one frequency?
There are a couple different plugins for SDR# that will add scanning abilities. You can find the list of available plugins HERE
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I'm running 2 scanner feeds with SDR#, Unitrunker and scanner plugins using a total of 3 dongles.
Digital P25
Marion County Public Safety - Digital
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Marion County Public Safety - Analog

Computer is a HP Corei3 laptop with 8GB Ram

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