Using a Mac Mini (late 2011 model) with mixed results.
- Works fine, but max sample rate is 2400000. Somewhat limited feature set.
- Works fine, but limited feature set.
- No luck. Requires connection to IP server, son the SDR-XX Server app is required; said app won't recognize the USB dongle, despite numerous attempts. When connecting to the BorIP Server app in a Windows virtual machine, it connects but almost immediately crashes due to a kernel error. Same goes for rtl_tcp running under Terminal on the Mac.
- This is a much more feature-rich port of CuteSDR, and the results are the same, which is to say none other than an ignominious crash.
- Build issues with this Winebottler port of HDSDR cause it to not recognize the device.
When running the various WIndows ports of the above and others on a Windows virtual machine:
- Haven't tried yet.
- Connects to the BorIP server, then immediately drops the connection. BorIP shows it still connected until CuteSDR is closed. Ditto for rtl_tcp in the Mac terminal.
- Same as CuteSDR.
- After installing with these
instructions works OK. Meh. Needs better bandwidth for FM broadcast reception.
Seems to work OK when connecting to the BorIP server instance, but connecting directly to the device is hit or miss. Seems to work OK, but like HDSDR needs better bandwidth for FM broadcast.
SdrDx looks like one heck of an app with a feature set to satisfy just about anyone, but without being able to connect to it there's no way to give it a whirl. I know the server is working since I'm able to connect to it with other apps, the SdrDX (and CuteSDR) both seem not to like anything other than the SDR-XX Server apps found at the SdrDx site... which don't recognize the device.
Results for all are much the same on a 2006 Macbook, with the exception being that some of the apps built for the Mac won't run on a machine that old.
While I'm perfectly able to compile any number of apps out there for the Mac from available source code, I'm trying to avoid spending hours doing that. Life's too short.
Fun little device just the same, and I think my next project will be to get a few parts out of Ye Olde Junkbox and build a 100 MHz upconverter so I can look at the HF spectrum.