Originally Posted by AB5ID
Is there a way to add auto-tune to the nightly releases of SDR#?
I just got into SDR with these cheap SDR dongles. I cobbled together a patch on an old scanner for a discriminator tap to feed to Unitrunker and was directed to this version of SDR# for trunk tracking. It looked nice, until I realized it didn't give any options but "IQ Stream" and "WAV"... "IQ stream" only recognizes sound cards in the audio panel, unlike the regular version of SDR# which has the drop down selector, one of which is the USB/RTL. Perhaps I missed something, but it doesn't seem to have a way to select the RTL-DVB device.
SDR# is a fascinating program, but without any ability to scan or track trunking systems, it is no more than a table radio with a slide tuner and wide bandwidth. Without a focus on automatic tuning or trunker decoding, SDR# is nothing more than a novelty radio or wide band spectrum analyzer.
Furthering the project in this direction would be a definite benefit for the field of SDR and the radio community at large!
Perhaps someone with an interest in marketing the more expensive "WinRadio/Excalibur" hardware is culling the development and interest in this incredibly inexpensive method of software tuning. I can think of no other plausible explanation at present! Take a look at the "Stickies" in the SDR section of this forum and you might agree with me!