PiSDR Ready to use SDR Raspbian Image Updated to V4.0
It's been a good time for ready to use SDR Linux OS images recently, as we've seen the release of two new images, DragonOS and gorizont-rtlsdr over this lock down period. And now the already popular and mature PiSDR image has also been updated.
PiSDR is a ready to use Raspbian based operating system for Raspberry Pi's which comes pre-loaded with many programs for software defined radios. It currently supports the RTL-SDR, LimeSDR, PlutoSDR, Airspy, and Airspy HF+ and has preinstalled software such as SDR Angel, Soapy Remote, GQRX, GNURadio, LimeUtil, and LimeVNA.
The latest update includes various bug fixes as well the following new features:
- Three times smaller.
- HackRF Support.
- Verified Compilation on GitHub Actions.
- New Software: Quisk, CygnusRFI, rpitx, rtl_433, acarsdec, gpredict, multimon-ng, and leansdr
Giammalo T.: entry by invitation only
I’ve been using a B205min from Ettus Research.
This device is not in the list of the supported radios.
But Ettus ist in a strong relationship to GNURADIO since the early days.
So, I’m a little bit confused that in the GNURADIO installation integrated in this PiSDR image doesn’t contain the USRP source and sink blocks. I have installed the UHD driver and my B205mini is correct detected. But I’m not sure what is to do that the USRP sink and source occurs in the tree.
I have it running on RPi4 headless with the idea to use Server function.
It’s nice to see this is being done, but I have a question on performance. I’ve used normal raspbian releases before and have self installed gqrx and cubic SDR and have found both to be very laggy when using a Pi 3 model B. Do these dedicated images significantly improve that performance?
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