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    SDR# [Solved] paDeviceUnavailable for some audio outputs, other SDR software OK.

    Hello, I've got an RTL-SDR and I have it working on Window8, Win10, and Ubuntu. On the Win8.1 machine, I can listen to it with HDSDR, SDRConsole, CubicSDR and SDRSharp. However, SDR# cannot output to my "default" audio device (Dell USB Audio); It only plays through the tiny laptop speaker...
  2. CopperWhopper67

    Good MDC Decoder Software?

    Does anyone know of a good MDC1200 decoder that I could used with either SDR# or on its own? I can't seem to find one. There seems to have been a mobile app for it, but any DL links have since disappeared or rotted away.
  3. O

    SDR#, Drone Camera Reciever?

    I have SDR# installed on a Windows 10 laptop hooked up to an Elonics E4000 Tuner (frequency range 55 – 2300 megahertz). I have this SDR# television plug-in installed: Обновлен TV плагин. Could my setup be used to share the view through drone cameras? If yes, would you (someone)...
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    SDR# and ACARSD

    Hi Guys Sorry if this has been asked before, I tried a search but didn't find what I was looking for. Just got started with SDR's and have the RTL-SDR dongle loaded with SDR#, this works fine and I ca hear transmissions fine. I then tried decoding ACARS with the Acarsd program and I can't see...
  5. O

    Aor ar 3000a + sdr#?

    I own two AOR AR 3000A scanners. I own a laptop running Windows 10 Pro. What do I have to do to control my scanners with the SDR# package installed on my laptop?
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    DSD+ audio issues

    Hello, I setup dsd+ with a nooelec HESDR Mini I think its called, and I am trying to decode my local police station in Tracy, CA San Joaquin County (https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=221) and all I see is a lot of errors and invalids and all of that, and it is making the sound skip...
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    How to transfer SDR# Frequency Manager data to new version?

    I recently got a new computer and installed .1664 on it. I want to transfer all the frequencies I have stored in the frequency manager plugin to the new version. I copied the SDRSharp.FrequencyEdit.dll and SDRSharp.FrequencyManager.dll files to the new folder as suggested in another thread...
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    Easy Voice Comms Listening - 450 MHz

    For background voice listening with my SDR dongle, I often use the 450-454 MHz band to find business radio comms. Particularly active are courier services in major metro areas, delivering stuff here and there. The interactions between drivers and their dispatchers, shop folks, etc. are...
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    NooElec NESDR SMArt Bundle Review

    This is the USB unit I bought for my first venture into SDR radio. Unlike some others, it's packaged in a metal housing, which is slim enough to allow two dongles to fit in adjacent USB sockets. It comes with three antennas, including two fixed-length and one telescopic which screw onto a...
  10. ladn

    Help ID This Signal

    I've been learning to use my RTL SDR and have come across a signal I can't identify: FREQ: 418.0250 - 418.035 MHz (the frequency jumps around from day to day MODE: DSB MY QTH: San Fernando Valley,Los Angeles, CA TIME: Different times throughout the day. My times are pdt. Link to a video...
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    Trunk Tracking with HackRF

    Hi there, TLDR; I have a HackRF and want to decode P25 and trunk track like a hardware scanner - what are my setup options vis a vis OS X , Windows or Linux New to the forum here so please be gentle : ) So I got a HackRF One at Christmas as I've loved fooling about with SDR dongles for ADSB...
  12. SamAltenberger

    DSD+ and MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus

    Greetings all, My university uses an unencrypted MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus radio system that I am trying to monitor/scan using a spare Windows 7 computer with a RTL-SDR unit, SDR#, and DSD+. As far as I can tell, my university's radio system has four frequencies across two channels (Channel 1: Rx...
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    I need some software

    Hey, Does anybody have some SDR software for Windows that has become very rare. The site that it comes from has been removed from the web and I am unsure how to get it. The software in question is ADSB Sharp and if anyone has an install file or knows where to get the software that would be very...
  14. K

    Current SDR software 2015

    I'm wondering what the current lineup is for software choices for the RTL-SDR and NooElec Mini 2+. I've read through the posts I can find but a lot are from 2014 or even 2013. Looking for Windows 8.2 x64, free, and on the simple side for my first exposure to SDR. The posts appear to point to...
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    SDR# & clackamas Fire

    I am hoping that someone will respond with a reason why I can not pickup any of the clackamas fire feeds. I am using the RLT NooElec dongle with SDR Sharp. I can see the radio frequencies in the bottom graph but cannot hear anything. I also can get a strong FM signal. Any help appreciated if...
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    Receive Alpha Tags/Identifiers with SDR#

    Is it possible to Receive Alpha Tags/Identifiers with the SDR# software ? I use this software to transmit my feed, any help would be appreciated ! Thanks
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    The " GoTenna " and other hardware like it

    Today, I was looking up ways to send data to others in my area via a PC. I'm new to packet / data radio on HAM bands. I was trying to find hardware or something similar that I could plug into a USB port on a PC, plug into an antenna ( mine is outside ) and send receive texts via my computer to...
  18. allandunn

    Where to Download Latest SDR#

    I am using SDR# with a R820T dongle, but with (what I thought was) a recent download, I no longer get AM demodulation, either with the upconverter or going bareback into the aviation band. DSB works but hardly readable; AM demodulation is totally silent. I have gone into sdrsharp.com for a...
  19. K

    DSD+ Metadata for Alphatags

    Hi All First, let me say a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in getting DSD+ to where it is today, it is an outstanding piece of software! I'm using SDR# and DSD+ to decode a local LEO for a feed using RadioFeed by proscan. I would like to add alphatags/metadata to the feed, but i'm not sure...
  20. K

    1 compatible devices have been found but are all busy

    Yes, I got this message, too, on my Win8 laptop. When I first installed SDR#, I allowed zadig to install the driver. The radio worked and my Logitech M325 wireless mouse (with the receiver plugged into a USB 2.0 port) stopped working. I had to use a wired mouse. Then Microsoft pushed out Win8.1...