Software-defined Radio on FreeBSD

Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov rambiusparkisanius at
Mon Mar 12 00:11:38 UTC 2018


Thank you for your response.

On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 6:00 AM, Bruce Ferrell <bferrell at> wrote:
> 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
>> 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:
> There are a number of tutorials and comparisons of devices.
Yes, I was checking this site as well. By comparison of devices do you
mean this link:


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