SDR-Server: An Advanced Open Source RTL-SDR Streaming Server
Developer @dernasherbrezon has recently released a new program called "sdr-server" which is a streaming server. Unlike the more basic rtl_tcp server, sdr-server has some more advanced features like being able to serve multiple clients a slice of the bandwidth simultaneously. When compared to SpyServer, another advanced RTL-SDR compatible streaming server, sdr-server has similar features, however, sdr-server is open source. Some of the key features include:
- Share available RF bandwidth between several independent clients:
- Total bandwidth can be 2016000 samples/sec at 436,600,000 hz
- One client might request 48000 samples/sec at 436,700,000 hz
- Another client might request 96000 samples/sec at 435,000,000 hz
- Several clients can access the same band simultaneously
- Output saved onto disk or streamed back via TCP socket
- Output can be gzipped (by default = true)
- Output will be decimated to the requested bandwidth
- Clients can request overlapping RF spectrum
- Rtl-sdr starts only after first client connects (i.e. saves solar power &etc). Stops only when the last client disconnects
- MacOS and Linux (Debian Raspberrypi)
I have installed it, but not exactly sure how to run it and use it.
Is there a guide somewhere?
What are the commands to run: ./sdr_server configuration.config ?
Do I connect with programs like SDR# the same way I would connect to rtl_tcp?
So its possible to split the Band into Multiple one and now decode multiple Channels at many Rasperry Pi at the same Time?