SDRplay is pleased to announce the release of SDRuno v1.3. This is a major upgrade to SDRuno, which adds a number of important new features and is intended for all RSP models (RSP1, RSP1A, RSP2, RSP2pro and RSPduo)
The introduction of a fast frequency scanner for SDRplay products has been greatly anticipated and this will make SDRuno the first fully featured SDR package with integrated frequency scanning. The scanner has 2 modes; it can scan an arbitrary frequency range with a defined raster or it can scan through a list of frequencies from the memory panel. It can store found signals, has a number of built in pre-sets (including the marine and air-bands) and has the ability to both wait on signal and hold for a period of time on a signal. Creating, sharing and storing your own preferred set of frequencies for scanning is straightforward too.
Major new features of SDRuno V1.3 include:
- Frequency Scanning (for both frequency ranges and stored memory panel lists)
- I/Q → Audio Output (for CW Skimmer for example)
- A new configurable IF AGC scheme
For a full list of additions/changes and bug fixes, please see the release notes at: https://www.sdrplay.com/docs/SDRplay_SDRuno_Release_Notes.pdf
This release of SDRuno uses a new version of the Windows Service based API (3.02) and so users that also used other applications such as dump1090 and HDSDR with the previous version of the Windows Service based API (3.01) will need to download and install the latest versions of API, dump1090 and the ExtIO plugin from our website at https://www.sdrplay.com/downloads
We have produced two new video guides which describe the use of the Frequency Scanner and I/Q Output functions:
https://youtu.be/ndMWIK1JLbQ (New Features in SDRuno 1.3 - Scanning and AGC)
https://youtu.be/w_pH56aOdE0 (SDRuno IQ output and CW Skimmer guide)
The ExtIO version of SDRuno can still be downloaded from our downloads page and is included in the SDRuno 1.22 release. Make sure to install it in a different directory to 1.3 otherwise it will stop 1.3 from working.
For any questions or help regarding this new release, please contact SDRplay support via our dedicated support system at: https://www.sdrplay.com/support
For any other suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we recommend that all users join our community forum where there is a wealth of knowledge and help available for using our products and software in a wide range of applications and circumstances. This forum can be found at: https://www.sdrplay.com/community
Other (public) SDRplay news:
We recently released an updated version of the RSP TCP server which runs on a Raspberry Pi, Windows and MAC platforms. The standard “RTL-compatible” mode has been revisited to improve things like the gain control and options have been added to start the server with RSP-specific options such as “Antenna select”, “Bias-T enable” and enabling of specific hardware broadcast notch filters. The extended mode allows any EXTIO based RTL-SDR compatible client software (like HDSDR) to remotely access the full ADC resolution of the RSP.
For anyone new to trying this out, this video guide talks through the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi 3B and RSP1A remotely accessible over the internet using HDSR. It makes use of the downloadable SD card image which we also provide: https://youtu.be/3DhBBCt0p2I (This video shows how you can download and create a Raspberry Pi SD Card image which you may wish to sell to your customers – bulk cost of 16GB micro-SD Card is $4 and you could reasonably charge $10 or more)
We continue to add to our searchable “Applications and Support” catalogue – see https://www.sdrplay.com/apps-catalogue/ This useful facility helps people to find information and video guides more easily. There is a category called “reviews” as well. If you have videos or local language content – let me know – we can then make links from our catalogue to your documentation/videos/website– this way you can include links to your company and increase your customer base.