SDR++ with Alex Rouma

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Open Source, Cross Platform, and Free SDR Software

In this episode, Phil talks to Alex Rouma, author and creator of SDR++.

They discuss how Alex got into SDRs, where SDR++ is now and where he hopes it can go, and how you can contribute to this open source software’s development, whether you’re a programmer or not.

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What You Will Learn in This Week’s Podcast:

  • SDR++ is free, open-source, cross-platform software for your SDR.
  • Alex got into SDRs after watching a video of someone receiving weather satellites, piquing his interest in radio in general.
  • Alex is currently building SDR++ as general purpose SDR receiver software with more modern functionality like multi-VFO and multi-platform support.
  • SDR++ supports anything Alex has or that companies have sent him, including SDR Play, HackRF, RTLTCP, and more.
  • Alex considers the software still in beta, but thinks he’ll have stable code with the features he wants within 3-4 months.
  • He wants to add audio filtering features and more options for the file source.
  • SDR++ is fully modular so you can add plugins as you need them.
  • Alex aims to make the software as automatic as possible.

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