PiSDR Updated to Version 3.0: Now Supports the Airspy HF+

PiSDR is a Raspberry Pi distribution that is pre-loaded with multiple programs for various software defined radios. It currently supports RTL-SDR, LimeSDR, PlutoSDR, Airspy, and as of the most recent update the Airspy HF+. The currently pre-installed software packages include SDR Angel, Soapy Remote, GQRX, GNURadio, LimeUtil, and LimeVNA.

Recently version 3.0 was released, and this new version adds a few new features like Desktop shortcuts, Raspberry Pi 4 support, Airspy HF+ support and documentation.

The latest image can be downloaded from the PiSDR website at https://pisdr.luigifreitas.me. It can be burned to an SD card in the same way that you would with a standard Raspbian installation. This is a great image to start from if you're experimenting with RTL-SDRs on a Raspberry Pi, as it means that you don't need to go through all the steps of installing the drivers and software like GQRX and GNU Radio which can take a long time to install.

PiSDR Running a SDRAngel with a LimeSDR
PiSDR Running a SDRAngel with a LimeSDR
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Daniel Fox

I am having trouble with the audio. The previous card image I had worked fine, but the PISDR image audio is very distorted and low level. I think it has something to do with the ALSA sound plug-in. Any suggestions?


No SdrPlay support at all… well 4me and thousands of others that have SdrPlay devices this software is f!@#$%& useless! I h8 it when developers don’t add support for devices they don’t own.
Oh well their loss pretty sure SdrUno would run rings around their


You should ask for a full refund!


No need to be angry! SDRPlay have released their own Raspberry Pi image V0.6 loaded with lots of software, like GQRX, Cubic SDR etc. It’s on their website , free. https://www.sdrplay.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4884. I have it and it works just fine on my Pi-4. And I am going to obtain the PISDR when my new RTL-SDR dongle arrives. I have no need the PISDR to be working with SDRPlay because I’ve got the RPI V0.6 for that :). And I think there must be possible for me just to install some one or two apps which I like best later on onto my major SD card in order to run both my RSPDuo and my RTL-SDR with no need to swap entire OS each time :). Merry Christmas!

Robert Mihai

Hi there!
It is possible to include support for HackRF?


But SDR Play is not supported. Why?


Especially with the lower-cost “MSI” receivers on the market now, supporting them would be very useful.


aanything to recieve and decode P25 with pi?


The next version will have more options for digital formats.


I think it’s running PlutoSDR isn’t it =). ?