Overview. The SDR Server supports one or more SDR radios located at a remote site, the internet is used to connect the SDR Console to the server. The server sends IQ data (In-phase and Quadrature), this is the same data your SDR radio creates so you are effectively running a SDR radio with the internet between.
What is a RTL-SDR server?
What is RTL-SDR. The RTL-SDR is an ultra cheap software defined radio based on DVB-T TV tuners with RTL2832U chips.
How do I set up SpyServer?
Server: Setting up SpyServer on Windows
Log on to the Windows PC that you want to be the remote server.
Go to www.airspy.com/download and download the latest version zip file of SDR#.
Run the install-rtlsdr.
In the SDR# folder find the file spyserver.
Edit the ‘device_type’ line to show ‘device_type = RTL-SDR’.
Can you broadcast with SDR?
On the Google Play store developer Knowle Consultants have recently released a new free application called “FM Radio (RTL-SDR)”. This is a simple app that allows you to use a connected or remotely networked RTL-SDR to tune into preset broadcast FM stations.
Why do we need SDR?
– modifying radio devices easily and cost-effectively has become business critical. Software defined radio (SDR) technology brings the flexibility, cost efficiency and power to drive communications forward, with wide-reaching benefits realized by service providers and product developers through to end users.
What is the use of RTL-SDR?
RTL-SDR is a very cheap ~$25 USB dongle that can be used as a computer based radio scanner for receiving live radio signals in your area (no internet required). Depending on the particular model it could receive frequencies from 500 kHz up to 1.75 GHz.
How does an SDR work?
An SDR performs significant amounts of signal processing in a general purpose computer, or a reconfigurable piece of digital electronics. The goal of this design is to produce a radio that can receive and transmit a new form of radio protocol just by running new software.
What is Rtl_tcp?
If you weren’t aware, rtl_tcp is a program that allows you to run your RTL-SDR remotely, and connect to it over a network connection.
What are the advantages of SDR?
Advantages of SDR technology
It is possible to achieve very high levels of performance.
Performance can be changed by updating the software (it will not be possible to update hardware dependent attributes though).
It is possible to reconfigure radios by updating software.
What can I listen to with RTL-SDR?
What are some RTL-SDR Radio Scanner Applications?
Use as a police radio scanner.
Listening to EMS/Ambulance/Fire communications.
Listening to aircraft traffic control conversations.
Tracking aircraft positions like a radar with ADSB decoding.
Decoding aircraft ACARS short messages.
Scanning trunking radio conversations.
How to start a SDR server in Windows?
Overview The SDR Server supports one or more SDR radios located at a remote site, the internet is used to connect the SDR Console to the server. Use the Server Manager (below) to configure and start the server (runs as a Windows service).
How to set up a remote server with rtl-sdr?
Log on to the Windows PC that you want to be the remote server. Go to www.airspy.com/download and download the latest version zip file of SDR#. Extract all the files onto a folder on your PC. Run the install-rtlsdr.bat file to download the RTL-SDR drivers. In the SDR# folder find the file spyserver.config.
Can a SDR radio be connected to the Internet?
The server sends IQ data (In-phase and Quadrature), this is the same data your SDR radio creates so you are effectively running a SDR radio with the internet between. By sending over IQ data you lose none of the features available when the radio is connected to your local computer.
What do I need to know about SDR console?
If you use SDR Console on more than one computer via the same router then you must select a unique UDP port for each computer and add a corresponding port forwarding entry. This window shows the station description for the remote server. The server build information is appended to this text.