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Date:      Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:00:46 -0800
From:      Bruce Ferrell <bferrell@baywinds.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Software-defined Radio on FreeBSD
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On 03/10/2018 06:50 PM, Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I would like to experiment with software-defined radio on FreeBSD. I
> installed gnuradio and my understanding is that I need some minimal
> hardware, presumably USB dongles. After some search I found several
> vendors - RTL-SDR. HackRF, AirSpy, etc. I found
> https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/rtl-sdr-on-freebsd-or-hey-cool-i-live-near-an-airport-i-wonder-if-adsb-works.52157/
> and it says RTL-SDR is support by FreeBSD.
>
> My father who is a radio engineer asked me to find him such a
> hardware. He is a Linux user and my impression is that those devices
> are supported on Linux. I found the topic interesting enough to buy
> one for me and as a FreeBSD user I want to use it on FreeBSD.
>
> What other recommendations can you give me about such chips? What to
> buy, where to buy? I am looking for cheap ones - something up around
> $100. Will I need any drivers for FreeBSD?
>
> Regards
> rambius
>
May I suggest you have a look here:

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/

There are a number of tutorials and comparisons of devices.






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