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Raspberry Pi Images

Please note: All of these images contain the Raspbian Operating System and SDR software. They are intended for RPi 3B, 3B+ or 4B. Writing the image to a micro SD card will wipe the micro SD card of any other data that is on there, so we recommend you make sure you have backed up any data on your existing micro SD card or you use a new micro SD card.

This video guide shows how easy it is to download the Raspberry Pi SD=card image and get up and running:  https://youtu.be/K1UPFWlfoMM

Please also note the following:

1. This software is made available purely for the convenience of users to save them from having to build the software themselves from source code.
2. All software apart from ADS-B is provided by third party developers and SDRplay can take no responsibility for any faults or bugs and is unable to provide support. For any support for these applications, we recommend that users contact the original authors.
3. Where the RSPduo is supported by applications on the V0.6 image, it can only be used in single tuner mode.
4. The current version of SDRuno cannot access a remote Raspberry Pi running the server software on these images.  This will be addressed in V1.42 – meanwhile there are alternatives such as VirtualHere (our YouTube video shows this) or   the older  “EXTIO” version of SDRuno can be used.  Windows SDR software which supports an EXTIO interface,  like HDSDR,  can be used as long as you download and include the SDRplay “EXTIO” plugin in the directory used by your SDR software.

V0.6 Image (RSP1, RSP1A, RSP2/2pro, RSPduo - single tuner mode)

This is the V0.6 release of the RPi image with SDRplay compatible software.

Note: During our testing using GQRX, we noticed high CPU load and some audio stuttering using RPi3B/+ with sample rates of greater than 500 kHz, so we recommend not using the RPi3 if you want to use GQRX. None of these issues were seen using the RPi4

The list of software on this image is: SoapySDR/SoapySDRPlay, SoapyRemote, Cubic SDR, GNU Radio Companion, GQRX, ADSB (Dump1090), QT-DAB receiver and the updated RSP TCP Server

List of known issues:

CubicSDR
The version of liquid-dsp on this image can cause an audio issue in AM mode. Update the liquid-dsp build after booting the image to fix the problem.

SoapyRemote
Will only work over LAN connections and locally. It will not work over Wide Area Networks

GQRX
Some limitations with tuner hardware control
Audio only via USB and HDMI audio
CPU load is quite high and may cause audio stuttering

Note: To use the TCP server, the ExtIO client plugin should be v1.1 and can be downloaded here

Download the image from here:
https://www.sdrplay.com/software/SDRplay_RPi_V0.6.img.xz

Checksum Information

Name: SDRplay_RPi_V0.6.img.xz
Size: 1834953912 bytes (1749 MiB)
CRC32: 872713C4
CRC64: 5984959DF053C932
SHA256: DA7E8EEBB6ACA289316D6D9D487AF818F4F42C4994213C396E81B496B0F5EEAA
SHA1: 09AEE81434AC63D18818D8C0D03BB61499A8A58C
BLAKE2sp: 3E8049A47682BB7EA5A69062FE09495F6116AED58C96B6444AB60C56A752BDF0

V0.7 Image (RSPdx, RSPduo - master/slave mode)

This is the V0.7 release of the RPi image with SDRplay compatible software.

This is the first build to support the RSPdx and RSPduo in master/slave mode. The image also supports RSP1, RSP1A and RSP2/2pro

The list of software on this image is: SoapySDR/SoapySDRPlay, SoapyRemote, Cubic SDR, ADSB (Dump1090), and the updated RSP TCP Server

GQRX and QT-DAB have not been included because we were unable to get them working with the current API. Gnu Radio source blocks are not available yet for the RSPdx. We expect to put Gnu Radio back onto the image when they become available.

List of known issues:

SoapyRemote
Will only work over LAN connections and locally. It will not work over Wide Area Networks

Note: To use the TCP server, the ExtIO client plugin should be v1.2 and can be downloaded here

Download the image from here:
https://www.sdrplay.com/software/SDRplay_RPi_V0.7.img.xz

Checksum Information

Name: SDRplay_RPi_V0.7.img.xz
Size: 1049593456 bytes (1000 MiB)
CRC32: DD0C88AD
CRC64: 5CF4BD770686E2E8
SHA256: 4BA29DD284F10913AEB02647D05379F3022116CB90DA92619A4E6AA388D83399
SHA1: 0F4C25A391DE1D33C4B88A1B9E014DB24DA538A9
BLAKE2sp: 669DC690A9E7D7E4E47B1C3248C4A55F173A443FDE2B2D62D2F286D496060191

Headless Server V0.1 (All RSPs)

We’ve also put together a headless server image that can run in 4 different server modes. Download the image and put it onto a micro SD card (in will fit onto a 2 GB card). Then, with the SD card still in the PC, create a file on the card with one of the following names, according to which server you wish to use…

Name      Description
rsp_server_16bit  RSP TCP Server running in 16 bit Extended mode
rsp_server_8bit  RSP TCP Server running in 8 bit Extended mode
rtl_server     RSP TCP Server running in 8 bit RTL compatible mode
soapy_server    SoapyRemote Server, for LAN use only

(make sure the files have no file extension and are exactly as shown in the Name column above).

Then remove the SD card and put it into the SD card slot on the RPi. Boot the RPi as normal and the selected server will start.

Note: The files are looked for in that order, and the first one found will be used (even if there are others on the card).

Note: To use the TCP server, the ExtIO client plugin should be v1.2 and can be downloaded here

Download the image from here:
https://www.sdrplay.com/software/SDRplay_RPi_HeadlessServer_V0.1.img.xz

Checksum Information

Name: SDRplay_RPi_HeadlessServer_V0.1.img.xz
Size: 357556832 bytes (340 MiB)
CRC32: DA971B52
CRC64: 65DD7F0EFCEAC706
SHA256: F6C38BA38C9DDD9532E80B87099B26EBCCC048734619690EAE82F3875EBF6353
SHA1: A869698FA6EA0801E70610373CFDBFAFC77C7387
BLAKE2sp: 099E5DEDB1DCF86819349678C0D12763CCE4341D52E7CD75B5BA8973A7F7ADDB

Any of the images can be burned easily using applications such as Etcher onto the micro SD card. – https://www.balena.io/etcher

Put the micro SD card into the Raspberry Pi micro SD card slot and boot the system. Allow the system to fully boot and on the images that boot to a desktop, you will see a menu that will allow you to run each of the applications or read further information.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: For remote operation, all of the images have SSH enabled.
Username: pi
Password: raspberry

So that the image can be used headless straight away, a key has been added. However it is recommended that you replace the key with a new one using this process…

sudo rm /etc/ssh/ssh_host_*
sudo dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server