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).
A zip can be downloaded from: http://napan.com/ve9gj/qtradio.zip
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.
Some notes about the Windows version.
- This QtRadio is strictly RX only. Some of the controls are for the upcoming full RXTX version and do nothing. Full RXTX has been accomplished but is still very much a work in progress.
- A dspserver can only accept one client at a time hence the Busy/Idle status.
- 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 2.3.0 based on QT 4.7.4 is available via the win32 branch at: https://github.com/alexlee188/ghpsdr3-alex
- Note that codec2 is not working in the win32 version.