Is there a list of spectrum analyzing software used on Linux?

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Is there a list of spectrum analyzing software used on Linux?

Post by bugdetector » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:43 pm

Is there a list of spectrum analyzing software used on Linux?

I searched this website, but the articles associated with them are more confusing than helpful, they have some paragraphs, some hyperlinks, but no name, or download link. Most of them seem for windows or other hardware. Is there any Linux spectrum analyzing software which will work with rtl-sdr?

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Re: Is there a list of spectrum analyzing software used on Linux?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:38 am

https://github.com/pavels/spektrum

https://github.com/xmikos/qspectrumanalyzer

What articles are you referring to with no name or download links?

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Re: Is there a list of spectrum analyzing software used on Linux?

Post by bugdetector » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:58 pm

rtlsdrblog wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:38 am
https://github.com/pavels/spektrum

https://github.com/xmikos/qspectrumanalyzer

What articles are you referring to with no name or download links?
Thanks for these, I found out about them few days after I asked about them here. I'm referring to articles here with the tag of spectrum analyzers.

I'm running spektrum a lot but I'm unable to see any bugs, do these hide themselves in commonly used frequencies of cellular phones. Or is it because Nooelec NESDR SMArt I have don't have sensitivity to find them.

Do you have any suggestions for finding bugs with an RTL-SDR?

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Re: Is there a list of spectrum analyzing software used on Linux?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:53 am

If there is truly an audio transmitting bug in your vicinity it would be quite narrowband and hard to see in a wide frequency scan. It would be best to search for it manually just by scanning through the spectrum slowly looking for anything transmitting. You could play music, and look for any FM signals playing the same music.

I don't know what frequencies bugs would use. I highly doubt they'd "hide" in cell bands. Apart from not being legal, the strong cell frequencies would likely interfere with it's operation.

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