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Gqrx supports many of the SDR hardware available, including Funcube Dongles, rtl-sdr, HackRF and USRP devices.

Includes AM, SSB, FM-N and FM-W (mono and stereo) demodulators, and Special FM mode for NOAA APT. Displays FFT plot and spectrum waterfall.

It is powered by GNU Radio and the Qt GUI toolkit.

Installed size: 2.07 MB
How to install: sudo apt install gqrx-sdr

  • libc6
  • libgcc-s1
  • libgnuradio-analog3.8.2
  • libgnuradio-blocks3.8.2
  • libgnuradio-digital3.8.2
  • libgnuradio-fft3.8.2
  • libgnuradio-filter3.8.2
  • libgnuradio-osmosdr0.2.0
  • libgnuradio-pmt3.8.2
  • libgnuradio-runtime3.8.2
  • liblog4cpp5v5
  • libpulse0
  • libqt5core5a
  • libqt5gui5 | libqt5gui5-gles
  • libqt5network5
  • libqt5svg5
  • libqt5widgets5
  • libstdc++6
  • libvolk2.5
  • pulseaudio

Software Defined Radio GUI application

root@kali:~# man gqrx
GQRX(1)                          User Commands                         GQRX(1)

       gqrx - Software Defined Radio GUI application

       Gqrx  is  a software defined radio (SDR) receiver implemented using GNU
       Radio and the Qt GUI toolkit. It works with hardware supported  by  gr-
       osmosdr,  including  Funcube  Dongle, RTL-SDR, Airspy, HackRF, BladeRF,
       RFSpace, USRP and SoapySDR.

       Gqrx can operate as an AM/FM/SSB receiver with audio output  or  as  an
       FFT-only  instrument. There are also various hooks for interacting with
       external applications using network sockets.

       It is strongly recommended to run the volk_profile utility before  run-
       ning gqrx. This will detect and enable processor-specific optimisations
       and will in many cases give a significant performance boost.

       The first time you start gqrx it will open a device configuration  dia-
       log.   Supported devices that are connected to the computer are discov-
       ered automatically and you can select any  of  them  in  the  drop-down

       If  you  don't see your device listed in the drop-down list it could be

       o      The driver has not been included in a binary distribution

       o      The udev rule has not been properly configured

       o      Linux kernel driver is blocking access to the device

       You can test your device using device specific tools, such as rtl_test,
       airspy_rx, hackrf_transfer, qthid, etc.

       Gqrx  supports multiple configurations and sessions if you have several
       devices or if you want to use the same device under different  configu-
       rations. You can load a configuration from the GUI or using the -c com-
       mand line argument.

       -h, --help
              Display the help page

       -s, --style style
              Use the given style (fusion, windows)

       -l, --list
              List existing configurations

       -c, --conf file
              Start with a specific configuration file

       -e, --edit
              Edit the configuration file before using it

       -r, --reset
              Reset the configuration file


gqrx 2.14.4                    December 28, 2020                       GQRX(1)

Updated on: 2021-Nov-26