Video Tutorial: Installing GQRX and RTL-SDR on a Raspberry Pi

Over on his YouTube channel AVT Marketing has uploaded a new beginner friendly video that shows how to easily install and use GQRX on a Raspberry Pi single board Linux computer. GQRX is a Linux based general purpose SDR receiver program which is compatible with the RTL-SDR. The Raspberry Pi 3 has enough processing power run this software easily with the RTL-SDR.

The tutorial is a 2-part series, with the first video showing how to install the software from scratch. AVT shows every necessary step including installing git, cmake, build-essential, getting and installing the drivers from the Osmocom github and installing libusb. For someone very new to Linux this tutorial is a simple step by step start. The second video goes on to show how to actually use GQRX on the Raspberry Pi.


  1. jim

    [email protected]:~ $ rtl_test -t
    rtl_test: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    I have reviewed all my entries and find no mistakes…

    [email protected]:~ $ history
    1 sudo apt update
    2 sudo apt install git
    3 sudo apt install cmake
    4 sudo apt install build-essential
    5 sudo apt install libusb-1.0-0-dev
    6 sudo git clone git://
    7 cd rtl-sdr/
    8 sudo mkdir build
    9 cd build
    10 sudo cmake ../ -DINSTALL_UDEV_RULES=ON
    11 SUDO MAKE
    12 sudo make
    13 sudo make install
    14 #sudo ldconfig
    15 sudo cp ../rtl-sdr.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/
    16 cd
    17 cd /etc
    18 cd modprobe.d
    19 sudo touch blacklist-rtl.conf
    20 ls
    21 sudo nano blacklist-rtl.conf
    22 cat blacklist-rtl.conf
    23 sudo halt
    24 rtl_test -t

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