SDRplay remote on raspberry
I recently bought myself a SDRPlay receiver to play with this technology and maybe build a ground station or meteor scatter detector. The original plan is to setup a receiver on the Motionlab roof with an raspberry pi and send the IQ data via network down to a local server and extract the interesting information. One great software to work remotely with an SDR receiver is the Soapy project.
Install the raspberry pi part
Install the latest raspberry pi lite version from raspberrypi.org
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install cmake g++ libpython-dev python-numpy swig git
The soapy part consist of 3 parts. The Core system must be installed first.
git clone https://github.com/pothosware/SoapySDR.git cd SoapySDR mkdir build cd build cmake .. make -j4 sudo make install sudo ldconfig
The SDRplay part consist of two parts one are the proprietary binary libraries from SDRplay itself the the other part is the soapy wrapper for SDRplay.
The driver can be downloaded from the SDRplay homepage https://www.sdrplay.com/rpi2dl.php
chmod 777 SDRplay_RSP_API-RPi-2.11.1.run ./SDRplay_RSP_API-RPi-2.11.1.run
The SDRplay Soapy wrapper
git clone https://github.com/pothosware/SoapySDRPlay.git cd SoapySDRPlay mkdir build cd build cmake .. make -j4 sudo make install
Test the Soapy access
SoapySDRUtil --info Soapy Server for Remote Access git clone https://github.com/pothosware/SoapyRemote.git cd SoapyRemote mkdir build cd build cmake ../ # -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug make -j4 sudo make install
Run the server
If you want to run it as a service have a look here on how to autostart stuff in linux.