Please explain differences in SDR software

Discussion in 'Software Defined Radio (SDR)' started by KX5ALC, Oct 7, 2021.

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  1. G0VKT

    G0VKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    As Uno is designed for the RSPs I have stuck with it. Yes, a learning curve. But for me it's worth it.

    Paul G0VKT.
     
  2. N2DTS

    N2DTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think the airspy hf+ discovery is much better on HF and vhf then the rsp radios and I think it costs less.
    Its as good or better then any other sdr I have used, including the Flax 6400m, the Icom 7610 and 7300, the Flex 6300, etc.
    The ONLY reason I would bother with anything else is to get an ethernet or usb 3 interface.
    But, for $160.00, it can't be beat.
    SDR sharp has features used with it that even the most expensive radios do not have.

    I do not own stock or have anything to do with the company.


     
  3. KX5ALC

    KX5ALC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks, Mike. That's the kind of information I can sink my teeth into. Much appreciated.

    And I thank you for the suggestion. I've been watching as many videos as I have time for. In fact I stayed up until 1am watching them last night.......much too late for this old bird.

    So far, I'm thinking the "company" software, SDRuno, is most likely the way I'll go. Screen captures of the others I've seen don't excite me that much. And, at this point, "what it looks like" is all I have to go on.
     
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  4. WA7F

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    I was having all kinds of issues with SDRuno. Probably a fair share of it was due to operator error. Switched to SDR Console, all the problems went away and I haven’t looked back.
     
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  5. KX5ALC

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    Boy, this question is one I almost wish I'd not asked! :D The guys and gals in my club have always said "If you ask 10 ham operators a question, you'll get 25 answers!" Guess that's true. I like hearing all the comments though. They help.............but they also confuse. Several have suggested I just download one and try it..............and if I don't like it download another, etc., etc., etc. Only problem is I'm such a danged newbie to all of this it's going to take a lonnnnnnnng learning curve to figure out how to use them. But I guess that's my only solution. I've only seen one waterfall screen from an SDR box and I have no idea which box or software the operator was using. :confused:
     
  6. AI5DH

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    That is because none of them know what they are talking about and just making it up. Like asking what is the best car to drive.
     
  7. KX5ALC

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    Don't think I'd classify it as "not knowing what they are talking about". I'd think it's that everyone has their own opinions based on their own experiences. Just as you said, it's the old "Ford or Chevy" thing.
     
  8. G8FXC

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    I like SDRUno - it's a slightly unusual GUI style, but I find it works well. My only reservation about it is that it seems more demanding of the PC hardware than some of the alternatives. My style of operation is highly dependent on the PC - I run both Win4ICOM and Win4Yaesu simultaneously (IC-7300 and FT-991A), Log4OM for logging, WSJT-X, FLDigi and JS8Call plus an SDR package connected to my RSP1A functioning as an additional receiver and enhanced panadaptor. The combination loads my shack PC close to its limit and I do find that SDRUno can sometimes tip it over to become unusable. As an alternative, I have been experimenting with SDR Console - it follows the Windows application conventions more closely and I do believe that it is less demanding of the PC.

    Martin (G8FXC)
     
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  9. WA4SIX

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    I use SDR-Console on several different SDRs (2-Hermes Lite 2s, 2-Lime SDR-USBs, 2 V3 RTLSDR dongles)
    The V3 RTL-SDR dongles are a great & cheap way to see what you like before diving into the deep.

    Ed
     
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  10. KX5ALC

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    I already have an RSP2 from SDRplay sitting on my desk. Just trying to figure out which software I want to install and "try" to learn how to use. I've been watching every video I can find. At this point, I like the look of SDRuno the best...........but I don't know anything about it other than it's looks. Like marrying that beautiful redhead you saw walking down the street without finding out anything about her first! :D Kind of gettin' the "cart before the horse".:rolleyes:
     

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