List of SDRSharp Plugins

There are a number of SDRSharp plugins that extend its functionality. Here is a collection of all the plugins and download links that I could find. The installation of most of these plugins will require editing the Plugins.xml file with a text editor such as notepad. More detailed instructions are usually bundled in a readme file with the plugin.

Note: SDR# has recently changed its plugin install procedure. Many plugin install instructions will refer to adding a line to the SDRSharp.config.exe file. Instead the line should now be added to the Plugins.xml file.

Note 2: Plugins that were once in the SDR# Yahoo group are gone as all the files were purged by the SDR# developer some months ago. We have been unable to find alternative download links for these files.

Unitrunker Trunking Plugin

Allows the trunking control software Unitrunker to control the frequencies in SDRSharp. This allows digital and analogue trunking systems to be followed.

Download Here

SDRSharp Trunker Plugin

Orbitron Plugin

Allows the Orbitron satellite tracking software to control the frequency in SDRSharp. This is useful as Orbitron can automatically correct for the Doppler shift when listening to satellites.

Download Here

Mirror At the bottom of this page

Satellite Tracker Plugin

Frequency Manager + Scanner and Scanner Metrics and Frequency Entry Package Plugin

This is a plugin package which comes with three plugins. It comes with a more advanced frequency manager than the one shipped with SDRSharp.

It also has a scanner option which can quickly scan through a group of your saved frequencies, looking for an active signal.

It also has a scanner metrics plugin, which records frequency activity to a database. Later this database can be analyzed to find out which frequencies are the most active, saving you time searching manually for active frequencies.

Finally, this package also has a frequency entry plugin, which works like the old SDRSharp frequency entry used to work. Basically, it just allows you to choose a center frequency and IF frequency easily by typing it in instead of adjusting it with the mouse.

Download the installation packager here

Frequency Manager + Scanner Plugin

Fast Scanner Plugin

Similar to the AutoTuner plugin in that it automatically tunes to signals above a certain power.

Download Link (Auto Google Translated to English from Russian)

Fast Scanner SDR# PluginFast Scanner SDR# Plugin

DDE Plugin

Allows programs like WXTrack to work with SDRSharp through a DDE interface.

Instructions and Download Link Here.

Audio FFT Plugin

Adds a audio FFT display in the plugin window.

Download Here

Audio FFT SDR# Plugin

ScopeView Plugin

Adds a simple audio scope to the plugin window.

Download Here

Scope Viewer SDR# Plugin

Simple Audio EQ Balance Plugin

Adds a simple audio EQ balance setting option box in the plugin window.

Download Here

Audio EQ Balance SDR# Plugin

Level Meter Plugin

Adds a power meter for the currently tuned frequency and bandwidth.

Download Here

Level Meter SDR# Plugin

CTCSS Detector and Squelch Plugin

Adds a Continuous Tone-Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) decoder.

Download Here

CTCSS SDR# Plugin

DCS Detector and Squelch Plugin

Adds a Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) decoder. Similar to the CTCSS detector.

Download Here

dcsplugin

TimeShift SDR

Allows signal reception to be timeshifted to allow for time to click on a signal.

Download Here

tssdr

Modified Recording Plugin

An enhanced version of the recording plugin that comes standard with all SDR# installations. Adds a feature to record only when there is a signal, select between mono/stereo, select samplerate, and choose file output location.

Download Here

record_plugin

Digital Audio Processor

Adds digital audio processing features such as an improved squelcher, an audio inverter and a bandpass and deemphasis filter.

Download Here

digital_audio_processor_sdrsharp_plugin

DSD+ GUI Interface Plugin

Adds a GUI interface for the popular DSD+ digital speech decoder program.

Download Here

DSD+ SDR# Plugin GUI

IQ Plugin Autocorrection

Replacement for the standard IQ autocorrection. Helps improve performance on slow computers.

Download Here

iqcorrect

Audio Waterfall

Adds an audio spectrum waterfall to SDR#.

Download Here

audiowaterfall

E4000 Gain Mod Enabler

A plugin which allows the E4000 Linrad gain profiles to be used in SDRSharp, via use of a modified rtl_tcp server.

Download Here

Easy Scanner Plugin (Missing)

Another scanner plugin similar to the scanner already shown above. Add frequencies to the database, then use the scanner to automatically find an active signal.

Download from the files section of this Yahoo group. (You will need to register first)
New download link and users guide here.

Easy Scanner SDR# Plugin

AutoTuner Plugin (Out of date)

Automatically tunes to signals that appear in the spectrum which are above a certain adjustable signal strength. Can also create null areas to prevent automatically tuning to unwanted signals. There seems to be only an outdated version, which is built in to an old version of SDRSharp available.

Download Here

Auto Tuner SDR# Plugin

ADSB# Plugin (Missing)

Runs the ADSB# ADS-B decoding program as a plugin in SDRSharp. The main advantage to using this plugin is that you get to visually see the waterfall whilst decoding. It also adds a 1-bit CRC error check.

Download from the files section of this Yahoo group. (You will need to register first) (Note: File is gone now, still looking for updates to this plugin)

NOTE: This plugin appears to be dead. If you are just looking for the ADSB# software (not the plugin), it comes in the standard SDR# software download from sdrsharp.com.

ADSB# SDR# Plugin

Modified ScopeView Plugin (Missing)

A modified version of the scope view plugin with Decimation, HoldOff and Hold options resides in the SDRSharp Yahoo group files section under the name TXmonitorScopeView.zip (you will need to join the group first to download).

Download Here

ScopeViewPlugin

Other Plugin Lists

http://www.sdrsharp.com/#plugins

http://sdrts.amoti.ru/perechen_plaginov_i_modifikaciy_sdr___

http://rtl-sdr.ru/category/plugin

http://sdrsharp.pbworks.com/w/page/62589136/FrontPage

34 comments

  1. gerald

    hi ,I have got sdr and virtual audio cable running to to try some decoding … how do I get command prompt running on sdr software ………I have seen videoes on utube with command prompt running on the screen…look forward to your reply

  2. Terry Gaff

    Hi, I’m successfully decoding DMR voice traffic using SDR Sharp and DSD+ via VB Cable software. When the VB Cable is selected as the ‘Output’ I hear only the decoded speech that DSD+ outputs to my speakers. Is there a way that I can hear the un-decoded signal also ?
    Many thanks.
    Terry

    • Marcin Kowalski

      Terry,

      To hear the undecoded signal from SDR# piped to VB Cable, go to Volume Mixer / Recording Devices, select VB Cable Input properties, Listen tab, check “Listen to this device” and select your speaker or headphones as playback device.

      Regards,
      Marcin

  3. Peter van Stralen

    Hi There,

    Is it possible to make a update or new plugin for the AutoTuner?
    I only can find a old version of SDR Sharp where is can not correct the AGC settings.
    For the rest the functions are fine. I love the software.

  4. Leandro

    To enable the “Level Meter Plugin” in sdr# v.1299 must add the plugin key in the file “Plugins.xml” present in the root of the program, not inside the general config file as stated today in the plugin package.

    • Danie

      Hi
      The Level meter and SDR# is working but I can’t do anything, like freq, mode or change anything els on the program, the spectrum an waterfall is working.

      TNX
      Danie

  5. Danie

    I miss a signal strength meter plugin, must be able to calibrate and read in S units and db……..There is one but does not work in the later versions of SDR#
    73’s
    Danie

  6. alexander

    can someone make a plugins or dll file, to “sum up” the reception bandwidth three RTL2832 dongle so you have about 6-8MHz?
    for example, to set the desired frequency in the first dongle and dll file or plugins to the second dongle to gather F +2.5 MHz 3rd f+5 MHz ( or F+2, F+4 )
    Something like this ..

  7. James C Miller

    How do I get the SDR SHARP to display the converted Freq from the HAM UP converter?
    Is this a manual calculation Subtracting 125MGHZ from the Freq Displayed on the SDR SHARP ?
    Thanks
    KB2RSK

    • Tehrasha

      Under the modulation type, there is a checkbox labeled ‘Shift’ and to its right a field to enter a frequency.
      Enter -125000000 in the field and click the checkbox. SDR# will now display the shifted frequency in the HF range. The crystal on your upconverter will not be a perfect 125Mhz though. Tune to a known frequency (such as WWV on 10Mhz) and adjust the value in that field appropriately. For example, mine ended up being -125,000,580

  8. Mike

    I have downloaded the satellite tracker plugin and added the line from the readme file to the sharp plugins section of the sdrsharp.exe.config file. But when I open SDRSharp and I go to the Satellite Tracker plugin next to the Tracking Software title is an empty box. There is no dropdown to choose Orbitron from. I have uninstalled the plugin and re-installed it but it does the same thing every time. Anyone have any idea why the plugin acts that way?
    Thanks

  9. Pingback: SDR (Software Defined Radio) mit einem DVB-T- oder DAB-Stick | TomiXNet Blog
  10. Pingback: Rtl-sdr | Pearltrees
  11. MasterAccurate

    Hello, I have a Problem with unlocking locked frequencies in the Fast Scanner Plugin, when I am scanning like in this Picture: http://imageshack.us/a/img5/8389/pudg.png It will be better if the scanned frequencies where stored in a XML file, so after a scan I could edit this file how I like.
    The other Problem is when I am scanning and switching with skip, I could get angry If it do not swith to the next band, there should be a button in the scanner which can tell the scanner it not to Switch only the frequency, it have to Switch to the higher band I am scanning.
    Do you dudes think you can code it? – I would be very happy for this and I think not only me wanne tank you for this modification in the next Version of the fast scanner plugin! ;D

    greetz from Germany, EU
    – MasterAccurate(R), SEC(RM), EU – http://SEC.de.com/

  12. IK3ERY Sergio

    Dear,

    I’m currently looking for a plugin (Autotuner) previously downloaded from this website: http://www.rtl-sdr.com/sdrsharp-plugins“; on the webiste I may still find the presentation and a link to download it. Once downloaded the file named “Release-latest.zip” (with a size of 1046 Kb), then unzipped it, I have tried to run the “SDRSharp” but it does not contain anymore
    the desired plugin (Autotuner).
    Does anyone know where I can find an Autotuner plugin?
    Thanks for your help
    73 de Sergio
    omradio49@yahoo.it

    • admin

      Hi Sergio, I have tested the download and I see that the AutoTuner plugin is there and it is working. Perhaps you have missed it as by default it is minimized. Underneath the Frequency Manager you must click the [+] button next to the word AutoTuner to maximize the AutoTuner options.

  13. IN3IEX Giorgio

    I am very interested in the scope plugin.
    I develop old style AM transmitters and the scope view is very useful to see the envelope (rx in USB or LSB)
    It should be necessary to have two “speed” controls for the scope.

    1) trace speed, like ms to have a full trace, going from maximum speed to about 1 second for a full trace (to see individual words)

    2) hold off time, that is time between one plot and the following one, useful to have time to “see” the individual plot, going from the minimum possible to a full second or even more.

    Super accuracy or calibration is not necessary, so do not invent anything new, just change actual speed cotrol to these two suggested controls.

    Thank you again.

    • IN3IEX Giorgio

      After a week spent learning C# I was able to write two new oscilloscope plugins.
      The first one is the one I needed for TX monitoring, the second one is the “stereo panoramic” oscilloscope display, a rotated XY unipolar plot, similar to a plot I saw on Sequerra FM tuners.
      Both available on SDRSharp Yahoo group files section (you will need to join the group first to download).
      Regards. Giorgio IN3IEX

  14. steven potter

    i purchased a dongle,,a small square dongle to get radio aircraft frequency,,but it doesnt work,,i plug into a windows and a mac,,both do not even recognize the dongle,,nothing happens,,i have a small mini disc i loaded into windows machine,,nothing in it,,nothing worked,,it doesnt work on my mac,,disc wont load on mac,,to small,,this thing is worthless or i dont know how to work it,,what do i do??how do i get this dongle to work,,it is,,dvb-t r820t 2832u dongle,,why doesnt it work,,why doesnt computer even recognize and driver loads??no driver at all,,where to get drivers and other plug in,,,?????help.

  15. Petri Toivonen

    Has anyone considered using GPU in SDR? I think that many DSP processes could benefit from using CUDA or ATI STREAM, or just OpenCL.

  16. Jeff Knapp

    Hi, just a note to say thanks for including my plugins in your list and to say thanks for updating your link to the installer. I appreciate it.
    Cheers,
    Jeff N8GJL

Post a comment

You may use the following HTML:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>