QtRadio on Windows
QtRadio Client for Windows
Window users may be interested to know about some recent software developments in the Ham SDR Linux world. Now Windows can listen to Linux SDR servers (dspservers).
QT5 Build now available for Windows Users!
- A zip file of QtRadio using QT 5.02 can be downloaded from: http://napan.com/ve9gj/QtRadio-Qt5-master-2013-05-23.zip (Built May 23 2013)
Below is a list of older builds
- The latest zip of master branch (Dec 26 2012) can be downloaded from: http://napan.com/ve9gj/QtRadio-master-2013-01-28.zip (Built Jan 28 2012) This version has the "Master" Button
- The previous zip of master branch can be downloaded from: http://napan.com/ve9gj/qtadio-master-2012-11-11.zip (Built Nov 11 2012).
- A zip of the protocol-3 branch built for windows is at: http://napan.com/ve9gj/qtradio-protocol-3.zip (Built Mar 18 2012). This uses the new protocol-3 and should be able to connect with master and protocol-3 servers. Still experimental. It contains improvements to the spectrum and waterfall refresh rates for remote connections.
- A zip of the rxtx-rtp-symm branch built for windows is at: http://napan.com/ve9gj/qtradio-rxtx-rtp-symm.zip Feb 01 2012). This contains the new RTP code anfd TX passwords.
- A zip of the rxtx-rtp branch built for windows is at: http://napan.com/ve9gj/qtradio-rxtx-rtp.zip (Jan 8 2012). This contains the new RTP code.
- A zip of the rxtx-event branch built for windows is at: http://napan.com/ve9gj/qtradio-rxtx-event.zip (Jan 7 2012). (Before RTP)
- A zip of the current master branch with debug and map can be downloaded from: http://napan.com/ve9gj/qtradio-master-debug.zip (Built Feb 25 2012). This is only for debugging purposes.
Unzip to any folder and run the qtradio.exe file. It does not need an actual install just the included dll files in the same folder. I have built a new Windows QtRadio from the latest master branch at github.com/alexlee188/ghpsdr3-alex. Sources are included in the download and are in the win32 branch at the git same git repo. It includes the Quick Connect dialog window. This new addition will list all the current online dspservers. Look under the Receiver menu to get started.
Troubleshooting the Windows version.
- If windows is giving you the very helpful error :) QtRadio has encountered a problem and needs to close try deleting the registry key for QtRadio. The key can be found at: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\G0ORX] Use regedit to delete it.
Notes about the Windows version.
- Full RXTX has been accomplished but is still very much a work in progress.
- QtRadio is the only part of the project that is running on Windows at present. The servers components are only running on Linux.
- A lot of the current development chatter about the project can be followed in the http://groups.google.com/group/sdr-widget group. A widget is not required to set up a server but they sure work nice! :)
- Hopefully we can get some more dspservers running. Linux is necessary and there are pre-built binaries available for recent versions of Ubuntu.
- A README is available at: https://github.com/alexlee188/ghpsdr3-alex/blob/master/README
- A crude diagram of the components below. Between the dspserver and Antenna many options are available, softrocks, hpsdr, Ettus USRP and Perseus. QtRadio <->Internet<->dspserver<->softrock application<->soundcard<->softrock hardware->Antenna
- At this time the only application working in Windows is the QtRadio client which can connect to any dspserver. Download the zip file which contains all the needed dlls and qtradio.exe. Extract the qtradio folder to your windows drive and double click qtradio.exe to run.
- The source for building with QtCreator is included in the src directory of the download.
- Some users have found that QtRadio won't start at all or crashes shortly after startup. This may be caused by suspect settings in the Windows registry. You can safely delete the key "HKey_CURRENT_USER->Software->G0ORX" with regedit and then try QtRadio again. This will cause QtRadio to start with default settings.