SDR# Radio Experimentation

Details of my experimentation with the SDR# software application.

The Software Defined Radio in C# (SDR#) website is: http://sdrsharp.com/


SDR# Configuration

I use the SDR# (Software Defined Radio in C#) application, on Windows 7, connected to my rooftop TV antenna using an EZCap dongle running remotely on Fedora Linux.

For further details about using SDR#, RTL-SDR and the EZCap dongle visit http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr#rtl_tcp and http://rtlsdr.org/softwarelinux .

Hardware

I use my TV antenna in the living room and forward the radio data via my ethernet to my remote Windows 7 workstation. I am using an ASUS EeeBox PC in the living room with an EZCap USB DVB-T dongle. I installed the RTL-SDR Linux application on the Fedora Linux Nettop.

On my Windows 7 workstation I installed the SDR# desktop application and connected it to the RTL-SDR applications port on the network.

TV Antenna Wiring

TV Antenna Wiring

I purchased an EZCap DVB-T FM DAB USB receiver from ebay for $22.

EZCap Dongle

EZCap Dongle

RTL-SDR Software on Fedora Linux

Here is an example screenshot for streaming 149,400,000 Hz from my Fedora Linux receiver.

Start up the RTL-SDR receiver program on the Fedora Linux PC that has the EZCap dongle installed.

RTL_TCP start up command

SDR# Software on Windows 7

Here is an example screenshot for receiving 149,400,000 Hz on my Windows 7 desktop.

Start up the SDR# interactive program on the Windows 7 desktop. Don't forget to set it to the same starting frequency as the receiver program.

SDR# Example Screenshot 1

SDR# Example Screenshot 2


FM Radio Data System (RDS)

Here are example screenshots of using SDR# to display the Radio Data System (RDS) data from local Melbourne FM radio stations.

The RDS data is on screen towards the top of the window, in white on black, just below the receive frequency.

You may click on the displayed SDR# window to enlarge it.

Light FM 89.9

Smooth FM 91.5

SBS Radio FM 93.1

Nova FM 100.3

Mix FM 101.1

Fox FM 101.9

Gold FM 104.3

Triple M FM 105.1