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Raspberry PI and DSD+

Post by thanh03041993 » 12 Jan 2018, 09:52

morning folks just wondering if it was possible to use a raspberry PI and DSD + as a portable scanner for incar use making use of an SDR.. if so what would be required as im a total noob when it comes to the PI and which one to get and the builds? and extras :lol: :lol:

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Post by welshevo » 18 Jan 2018, 21:46

if you go to https://forums.radioreference.com/voice ... ry-pi.html it kind of explains there.... ive been looking at similar myself
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Re: Raspberry PI and DSD+

Post by Admiral » 19 Jan 2018, 10:51

In my experience of the Pi and it's Chinese clones it won't have enough grunt to be usable. It would have to be a CLI setup to even consider things, an X manager would hog the CPU. I struggled even on a dual-core 1.6GHz Atom 64bit with 2Gb of RAM, the Net installer versions of Debian and Debian based OS's were needed as you get a minimal base CLI environment without any crap, just enough system to fire it up and add what you need to keep it lean.

If you are doing it 'because I can', then crack on and good luck, if you actually want to use it as a scanner replacement then forget it, it will be sub-par and the $$$ will soon rack up, a cheaper solution for portable is to use a modern Android phone with an SDR via an OTG cable, I don't know if DSD is supported though.

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Re: Raspberry PI and DSD+

Post by Admiral » 25 Jan 2018, 21:12

**EDIT**

It seems things have moved on since I had a dabble, I tried Gqrx on a Pi3 and an eight quid RTL and it worked for analogue, I am looking at digital add-ons at the moment. Go here if you want to give it a bash.

http://gqrx.dk/download
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