Getting started with Software Defined Radio (SDR)
How to move on from the FM radio examples
yak shaving: 1. Any apparently useless activity which, by allowing you to overcome intermediate difficulties, allows you to solve a larger problem.
“Hal fixes a light bulb” - Malcolm in the middle
Getting started with Software Defined Radio (SDR) is increasingly difficult once you want to move on from capturing and demodulated FM Radio to demodulating and decoding other radio signals.
Hardware, software, physics, jargon. It can be intimidating. Putting some examples in one place that can be run by someone with a moderate understanding of computers will hopefully inspire and enable them to get started without too much difficulty.
I’ve put these scripts into a my SDR repository on GitHub and will update them as time permits.
These scripts will only require the bootable GNURadio LiveUSB version of Ubuntu and an SDR device such as the HackRF One, RTL-SDR etc.
- Gareth’s SDR
- Learning to programme