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A cross platform Python frequency scanning GUI for the OsmoSDR rtl-sdr library.

The scanner attempts to overcome the tuner’s frequency response by averaging scans from both the positive and negative frequency offsets of the baseband data.

Installed size: 2.46 MB
How to install: sudo apt install rtlsdr-scanner

  • python3
  • python3-ipdb
  • python3-matplotlib
  • python3-numpy
  • python3-pil
  • python3-rtlsdr
  • python3-serial
  • python3-visvis
  • python3-wxgtk4.0
root@kali:~# rtlsdr-scanner -h
RTLSDR Scanner

usage: [-h] [-s START] [-e END] [-w SWEEPS] [-p DELAY]
                      [-g GAIN] [-d DWELL] [-f FFT] [-l LO] [-c CONF]
                      [-i INDEX | -r REMOTE]

Scan a range of frequencies and save the results to a file

positional arguments:
  file                  Output file (.rfs.csv, .plt, .m or .sdb2)

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -s START, --start START
                        Start frequency (MHz)
  -e END, --end END     End frequency (MHz)
  -w SWEEPS, --sweeps SWEEPS
                        Number of sweeps
  -p DELAY, --delay DELAY
                        Delay between sweeps (s)
  -g GAIN, --gain GAIN  Gain (dB)
  -d DWELL, --dwell DWELL
                        Dwell time (seconds)
  -f FFT, --fft FFT     FFT bins
  -l LO, --lo LO        Local oscillator offset
  -c CONF, --conf CONF  Load a config file
  -i INDEX, --index INDEX
                        Device index (from 0)
  -r REMOTE, --remote REMOTE
                        Server IP and port

Updated on: 2021-Nov-26