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Package rtl-sdr @ 0.6.0

Synopsis

Software defined radio driver for Realtek RTL2832U

Description

DVB-T dongles based on the Realtek RTL2832U can be used as a cheap software defined radio, since the chip allows transferring the raw I/Q samples to the host. rtl-sdr provides drivers for this purpose.

The default Linux driver managing DVB-T dongles as TV devices doesn't work for SDR purposes and clashes with this package. Therefore you must prevent the kernel from loading it automatically by adding the following line to your system configuration:

(kernel-arguments '("modprobe.blacklist=dvb_usb_rtl28xxu"))

To install the rtl-sdr udev rules, you must extend 'udev-service-type' with this package. E.g.: (udev-rules-service 'rtl-sdr rtl-sdr)

Home page
https://osmocom.org/projects/sdr/wiki/rtl-sdr
Location
gnu/packages/radio.scm (line: 109, column: 2)
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