• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

SDR Sharp and Frequency Manager XML file

daratt

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 9, 2019
Messages
10
Hi Folks

I have the SDR# frequency manager plugin which has the scan tick boxes and works fine at present with the groups I have setup. I wish to create a group of frequencies for lets say...

450.0000 to 450.9875 MHz in 12.5KHz increments, another group for 451.0000 to 451.9875 MHz and so on and so on - effectively creating a scan bank like on a hardware scanner. Entering a small amount of frequencies into groups can be time consuming so imagine 80 frequencies for the groups I wish to create.

My question is...

  1. is there a way make an Excel with all the syntax of a frequencies.xml file
  2. increment the cells containing the frequencies by 0.0125KHz (which is the easy part using formulas)
  3. and finally, export it as XML which SDR# can read?
Thanks in advance.
 

dave3825

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Feb 17, 2003
Messages
2,481
Location
New York
I wish to create a group of frequencies for lets say...
450.0000 to 450.9875 MHz in 12.5KHz increments, another group for 451.0000 to 451.9875 MHz and so on and so on
That is actually a frequency range.

My question is...
  1. is there a way make an Excel with all the syntax of a frequencies.xml file
  2. increment the cells containing the frequencies by 0.0125KHz (which is the easy part using formulas)
  3. and finally, export it as XML which SDR# can read?

Why not just use sdr# frequency scanner plug in?

Click on it, then hit edit scan ranges, and enter all your ranges with the steps you wish. It creates an xml file called scanner_entryes.xml in the sdr# folder


.

I have many ranges set up. It also lets you select more than one to scan or any combination you wish.. I normally scan 758 - 788 mhz and 849 - 868 mhz at the same time.


75196

75197
 

daratt

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 9, 2019
Messages
10
Thanks for the suggestion but I could never get that plug in to run successfully. I currently run SDR# 1708 - do you have a link to the plugin that you use or upload it somewhere? I could give it another go maybe.

With the frequency manager/scan plugin you can exclude a frequency by unchecking the tickbox which is useful when it comes to frequencies with constant carriers on them.
 

KE5MC

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
833
Location
Lewisville, TX
Having sold my airspy recently I can't easily verify my information. I seem to recall a built-in frequency scanner part of the limited manager supplied with SDR# along the lines of what dave.... suggested. Or try the supplied link which has a number of other useful plug-ins plus the one you are looking for. Link comes from the Airspy download page near the bottom under the authors name Jeff Knapp.
Good Luck!

P.S. I see he already referenced Jeff Knapp's application suite by the "Frequency Scanner*". I believe the "*" is an indication of third party plug-ins. My bad... If it doesn't run sometimes it mismatch between 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Another issue is MS Framework version if I have the name correct.

Frequency Manager Suite
 
Last edited:

BM82557

Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2006
Messages
2,604
Location
Berkeley Co WV
Thanks for the suggestion but I could never get that plug in to run successfully. I currently run SDR# 1708 - do you have a link to the plugin that you use or upload it somewhere? I could give it another go maybe.

With the frequency manager/scan plugin you can exclude a frequency by unchecking the tickbox which is useful when it comes to frequencies with constant carriers on them.

See post # 12 in this thread for a link - SDR# - SDR SHARP V 1.0.0.170 @ Frequency Scanner
 

DRL-XM43

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 23, 2015
Messages
387
Location
Durham Region
Thanks for the suggestion but I could never get that plug in to run successfully. I currently run SDR# 1708 - do you have a link to the plugin that you use or upload it somewhere? I could give it another go maybe.

With the frequency manager/scan plugin you can exclude a frequency by unchecking the tickbox which is useful when it comes to frequencies with constant carriers on them.
I have 1708 and the plugin works fine.
 
Top