Back in March Vi Vitaliy wrote in to let us know about an RTL-SDR compatible SDR program called UnoSDR that he had been working on. Vi now writes that the software has been updated, and the name has been changed to QuestaSDR to avoid confusion with SDRUno – SDRplays official software package. Vi writes:
In new version I added support AirSpy r2, AirSpy mini, Perfomance Window, Record AF, record and play iq raw data, frequency bookmarks, waterfall color scheme, change fft size, fps … calibrate options, support if converter.
The software is still in beta, and Vi would be interested in hearing any feedback or bug reports if you have any.
UnoSDR is a simple, modern, intuitive interface, small and fast PC-based DSP application for Software Defined Radio (SDR). It’s written in C++ and Qt Quick cross-platform framework. Typical applications are Shortwave listening, Ham Radio, Radio Astronomy and Spectrum analysis.
UnoSDR supports both the RTL-SDR and soundcard based SDRs. With the RTL-SDR UnoSDR must be run via an rtl_tcp server. The software is for the Windows platform, but it seems that there is also an Android version, although this may not yet support the RTL-SDR as we could not get it to connect to our rtl_tcp server.
We tested the Windows version and it ran well despite a few glitches with trying to get the software to connect. There is also a bit of a delay when tuning due to the use of rtl_tcp, and the delays that using a network stream entail even when connected to the localhost. Also we only saw support for AM, USB, LSB and WFM modes. The other modes may be added later as the software still appears to be in development.