Raspberry pi 3 b+ and rtl-sdr

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Jekko
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Raspberry pi 3 b+ and rtl-sdr

Post by Jekko » Mon May 20, 2019 10:06 am

Hello,

A friend of mine gave me as a gift for my bitrhday a raspberry pi 3 b+.
I would like to use it with the rtl-sdr v3 dongle.

My question is: does exist a distribution for raspberry pi ready to use for the rtl-sdr? I know that it exists for the rsp1a but i don't know if it works for the rtl-sdr too.

I am open to every kind of raccomandation :)

hotpaw2
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Re: Raspberry pi 3 b+ and rtl-sdr

Post by hotpaw2 » Mon May 20, 2019 11:46 am

Would you like to use your Pi with a monitor and keyboard attached? Or headless, as a remote RTL-SDR rtl_tcp server? For the latter, I just use the Raspbian Stretch Lite OS image, boot it up, then download and and run the rtl-sdr install scripts via ssh. There are a bunch of SDR client apps that will talk to an rtl_tcp server (iPhone, Android, Linux, PC, macOS, etc.)

Jekko
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Re: Raspberry pi 3 b+ and rtl-sdr

Post by Jekko » Mon May 20, 2019 12:13 pm

I would like to use gqrx to record iq streams, if the pi is powerful enough to handle the duty

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