Tagged: sdr# plugins

New Audio Streaming TCP Server Plugin for SDR#

Over on his site rtl-sdr.ru, Vasilli has been back at work creating new plugins for SDR#. The latest plugin is a TCP server that takes the demodulated mono audio stream from SDR# and sends it over TCP (note that the site is in Russian but the Google translate button on the right can be used). This can be used to easily stream audio over the internet or a network, or even locally on the same PC to another program. If enough programs support TCP audio streams, then the plugin could potentially replace the need for software like Virtual Audio Cable or VBCable by allowing another method for piping the audio from SDR# into a decoding program.

Installing the plugin is the same as usual. Just extract the SDRSharp.TcpServer.dll file to the SDRSharp folder, open plugins.xml with a text editor and paste in the 'magic line' specified in MagicLine.txt.

To test the server you can connect to it with VLC media player. Some special commands need to be specified to VLC in order for it to understand the audio format. To enter them go to Media->Open Network Stream and make sure 'Show more options' is checked. Enter the network URL as 'TCP://127.0.0.1:20022' (without quotes), and enter the Edit Options field as ':demux=rawaud :rawaud-channels=1 :rawaud-samplerate=48000 :rawaud-fourcc=s16l' (without quotes). Ensure the first colon in the line is copied over properly. Then enable the TCP server in the SDR# plugin, and click Play in VLC. Ensure the SDR# is muted, and the volume in VLC turned up. Audio should now begin streaming through TCP.

Hopefully in the future we can see some audio compression algorithms and more decoding software supporting TCP audio connections.

Vasilli has also updated many of his other plugins too, including creating a DSD_TCP plugin which allows you to transmit the digital audio directly to DSD+ via a TCP connection.

The plugin streaming via TCP to VLC
The plugin streaming via TCP to VLC

SDR# Frequency Scanner Plugin Updated

The popular frequency scanner plugin for SDR# has recently been updated (in Russian, use Google Translate). The frequency scanner plugin allows you to quickly scan through a definable slice of spectrum, stopping to listen on active signals. The new features are outlined below

1. Added the selection of multiple ranges to scan. Ranges can be different modulation and bandwidth scanning step. To select multiple ranges, use Ctrl .

2. The scanner operates completely independently of native squelch SDR #. To determine the end of the activity, a new parameter Hysteresis – is the level below which the signal is considered inactive. When using the option Use Mute , you can disable the squelch SDR #.

3. In setting the added options – choose the scanning signal with the maximum level and the width of the spectrum used.

4. Parameter Detect moved from the window in the panorama scanner settings.

Updated fast scanner plugin.
Updated fast scanner plugin.

List of SDRSharp Plugins

There are a number of SDRSharp plugins that extend its functionality. Here is a collection of all the plugins and download links that I could find. The installation of most of these plugins will require editing the Plugins.xml file with a text editor such as notepad. Most files will contain a readme.txt or magicline.txt file that shows what line to add to the Plugins.xml file. Just copy and paste the plugin .dll into the SDR# folder and add the magicline line to the plugins.xml file to install the driver.

Note: Now that SDR# has updated to the .NET4.6 platform (October 2015), many old plugins that are not maintained may no longer work. However the actively maintained plugins have all been updated and are listed below.

Note 2: Many of these plugins may only work on the x86 version of SDR#.

Frequency Manager + Scanner and Scanner Metrics and Frequency Entry Package Plugin

This is a plugin package which comes with three plugins. It comes with a more advanced frequency manager than the one shipped with SDRSharp.

It also has a scanner option which can quickly scan through a group of your saved frequencies, looking for an active signal.

It also has a scanner metrics plugin, which records frequency activity to a database. Later this database can be analyzed to find out which frequencies are the most active, saving you time searching manually for active frequencies.

Finally, this package also has a frequency entry plugin, which works like the old SDRSharp frequency entry used to work. Basically, it just allows you to choose a center frequency and IF frequency easily by typing it in instead of adjusting it with the mouse.

Download the installation packager here

Frequency Manager + Scanner Plugin

Fast Scanner Plugin

Similar to the Frequency Manager and scanner plugin in that it automatically tunes to active signals above a certain power.

Download Link

Fast Scanner SDR# PluginFast Scanner SDR# Plugin

DDE Plugin

Allows programs like WXTrack to work with SDRSharp through a DDE interface.

Instructions and Download Link Here.

QPSK Demodulator Plugin

Used to demodulate QPSK signals from the Meteor M2 weather satellites. Used in conjunction with LRPT decoder. See tutorial here.

Download Here

DDE Tracking and Scheduler Plugin

Another plugin that allows software like WxTrack and Orbitron to interface with SDR#. This one is meant to be used with the QPSK decoder plugin for automatic scheduling of satellite passes. See tutorial here.

Download Here

DDE Orbitron Interface SDR# Plugin.

SDRSharp Net Remote

Allows you to remotely control SDR# through a network connection.

Download Here

CTCSS Detector and Squelch Plugin

Adds a Continuous Tone-Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) decoder.

Download Here

CTCSS SDR# Plugin

DCS Detector and Squelch Plugin

Adds a Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) decoder. Similar to the CTCSS detector.

Download Here

dcsplugin

TimeShift SDR

Allows signal reception to be timeshifted to allow for time to click on a signal.

Download Here

tssdr

Digital Audio Processor

Adds digital audio processing features such as an improved squelcher, an audio inverter and a bandpass and deemphasis filter.

Download Here

digital_audio_processor_sdrsharp_plugin

Audio Processor

Similar to the digital audio processor shown above, but adds the ability to graphically adjust the bandpass filter in the audio spectrum of SDR#.

Download Here

audio_proc

audio_proc_2

RDS Logger Plugin

Logs Radio Data System (RDS) data to a CSV file.

Download Here

RDS Data Logger SDR# Plugin

DSD+ GUI Interface Plugin

Adds a GUI interface for the popular DSD+ digital speech decoder program.

Download Here

DSD+ SDR# Plugin GUI

AUX VFO Plugin

Enables multiple VFO’s in SDR#. (In other words, you can tune to several stations simultaneously within the same swatch of live bandwidth)

Download Here

avfoplugin

IQ Plugin Autocorrection

Replacement for the standard IQ autocorrection. Helps improve performance on slow computers.

Download Here

iqcorrect

Audio Waterfall Plugin

Adds an audio spectrum waterfall to SDR#.

Download Here (Original plugin seems to be dead but the link is left up just in case it comes back)

Download Alternative Plugin Here

audiowaterfall

PAL/SECAM TV Plugin

Allows you to watch analogue PAL TV channels in black and white through SDR#.

Download Here

PAL / SECAM TV SDR# Plugin

IF Processor & Tracking Notch Filter Plugin

Adds the ability to set tracking notch filters in the IF stage and to asymmetrically filter the IF stage.

Download Here

if_notch

Modified Baseband Recording Plugin

An enhanced version of the recording plugin that comes standard with all SDR# installations. Adds a scheduler, a feature to record only when there is a signal, select samplerate, and choose file output location.

Download Here

baseband_rec

Modified Audio Recording Plugin

A modified version of the default audio recording plugin. Adds a scheduler.

Download Here

audio_plugin

IF Recorder Plugin

Allows you to record an IQ file of just the current IF bandwidth. An IQ recording of just the IF bandwidth will be much smaller than one of the entire bandwidth.

Download Here

IF (Intermediate Frequency) Recorder SDR# Plugin

CSVUserlistBrowser SDR# Plugin

Allows users to interface with the CSVUserlistBrowser plugin intended for use with Winradio products. The CSVUserlistBrowser is a program that provides a database of radio stations.

Download Here

csvuserlistbrowser_sdrsharpplugin

MPX Output Plugin

Allows programs like RDS Spy to work with the audio output from SDR#.

Download Here

MPX_Output

Radio Sky Spectrograph Plugin

This allows SDR# to interface with Radio-Spy Spectrograph which is radio astronomy software that allows fine control over a waterfall display.

Download Here

The Radio-Sky Spectrograph SDR# Plugin

Aviation band 8.33 Calculator Plugin

Automatically converts the current frequency input to an aviation one according to the standard 8.33 kHz channel spacing.

Download Here

aviationcalc

Frequency Lock Plugin

Simply locks the frequency settings in SDR# to prevent accidental changes.

Download Here

freqlock

Unitrunker Serial Based Trunking Plugin

Allows Unitrunker to interface with SDR#. For example it can be used to allow unitrunker to control the frequency setting in SDR# to following trunked conversations over various frequencies.

Download Here

serial

Passive Radar Plugin

Allows you to use the RTL-SDR as a passive radar detector.

Download Here

The Passive Radar plugin by Dr. Kaminski in SDR#.

IF Average

Averages the current bandwidth. Is useful for applications such as radio astronomy.

Download Here

The IF Average plugin by Dr. Kaminski.

Front End Plugins

Modified R820T FrontEnd with Manual Control and Decimation

Not really a plugin, but a modified front end interface and driver for the RTL-SDR that allows manual control over the LNA, Mixer and VGA gain stages. Also enables decimation which allows for better narrowband warefall views, and a easy control for activating a SpyVerter upconverter.

Download Here

rtl_sdr_frontend

File Player

This plugin give a playback interface when playing back recorded IQ files. Allows you to view the entire waterfall of the recorded file and quickly skip to any time.

Download Here

file_player

E4000 Gain Mod Enabler

A plugin which allows the E4000 Linrad gain profiles to be used in SDRSharp, via use of a modified rtl_tcp server.

Download Here

Plugins that no longer work

These plugins no longer work, but may still work with older versions of SDR#. Usually they stop working because of an SDR# upgrade that requires some minor modification to the plugin, but the plugin is no longer maintained. Some provide code so there may be hope in getting these running again if someone is willing to make the changes and recompile the code.

Orbitron Plugin (Not working with 1400+)

Superseeded by the DDE Tracking and Scheduler Plugin (shown in the above list)

Allows the Orbitron satellite tracking software to control the frequency in SDRSharp. This is useful as Orbitron can automatically correct for the Doppler shift when listening to satellites.

Download Here

Mirror At the bottom of this page

Satellite Tracker Plugin

Easy Scanner Plugin (Not working with 1400+)

Another scanner plugin similar to the scanners already shown above. Add frequencies to the database, then use the scanner to automatically find an active signal.

Download link and users guide here.

Easy Scanner SDR# Plugin

Audio FFT Plugin (Not Working with 1400+)

Adds a audio FFT display in the plugin window.

Download Here

Audio FFT SDR# Plugin

ScopeView Plugin (Not working with 1400+)

Adds a simple audio scope to the plugin window.

Download Here

Scope Viewer SDR# Plugin

Simple Audio EQ Balance Plugin (Not working with 1400+)

Adds a simple audio EQ balance setting option box in the plugin window.

Download Here

Audio EQ Balance SDR# Plugin

Level Meter Plugin (Not working with 1400+)

Adds a power meter for the currently tuned frequency and bandwidth.

Download Here

Level Meter SDR# Plugin

Signal Strength Logger (Not working with 1400+)

Logs signal strengths over time of specified stations.

Download Here

SignalStrengthLogger

SDR# short-wave.info Plugin (Not working with 1400+)

Enables SW station names to be displayed within SDR#.

Download Here

short-wave.info SDR# Plugin

GlobalTuners SDR# Plugin (Not working with 1400+)

Allows SDR# to associate with a GlobalTuners.com account.

Download Here

Unitrunker Trunking Plugin (Not working with 1400+)

Allows the trunking control software Unitrunker to control the frequencies in SDRSharp. This allows digital and analogue trunking systems to be followed. Note that Unitrunker can now directly interface with the RTL-SDR, so using SDR# together with Unitrunker is no longer recommended.

Download Here

SDRSharp Trunker Plugin

AutoTuner Plugin (Out of date)

Automatically tunes to signals that appear in the spectrum which are above a certain adjustable signal strength. Can also create null areas to prevent automatically tuning to unwanted signals. There seems to be only an outdated version, which is built in to an old version of SDRSharp available.

Download Here

Auto Tuner SDR# Plugin

ADSB# Plugin (Missing)

Runs the ADSB# ADS-B decoding program as a plugin in SDRSharp. The main advantage to using this plugin is that you get to visually see the waterfall whilst decoding. It also adds a 1-bit CRC error check.

Download from the files section of this Yahoo group. (You will need to register first) (Note: File is gone now, still looking for updates to this plugin)

ADSB# SDR# Plugin

Modified ScopeView Plugin (Missing)

A modified version of the scope view plugin with Decimation, HoldOff and Hold options resides in the SDRSharp Yahoo group files section under the name TXmonitorScopeView.zip (you will need to join the group first to download).

Download Here

ScopeViewPlugin

Other Plugin Lists

http://www.sdrsharp.com/#plugins

http://sdrts.amoti.ru/perechen_plaginov_i_modifikaciy_sdr___

http://rtl-sdr.ru/category/plugin

http://sdrsharp.pbworks.com/w/page/62589136/FrontPage

http://www.rtl-sdr.ru/page/komplekt-plaginov-dlja-priema-sputnikov