• February 14, 2017

    HDSDR OSX version 2.76 released

    Once again, with Mario’s permission, I bundled the latest revision of HDSDR to be run on OSX. I also created a new rtl_sdr launcher that should be more stable, easier to use and that incorporates the bleeding edge version of librtlsdr. I tested this on Yosemite, El Capitan and Sierra. My CPU is a quad i7…. Continue

  • January 20, 2016

    HDSDR on OSX the EASY way – SDRplay edition

    Hello, Today I updated my HDSDR OSX bundle to include support for SDRplay. Nothing much has changed… If you want to enjoy SDRplay + HDSDR on OSX, all you need to do is the following: Install the SDRplay drivers (available here) Download my bundle Copy ‘HDSR OSX’ and ‘rtl_tcp SDRplay’ on you hard drive Run the… Continue

  • October 16, 2015

    HDSDR on OSX the EASY way (reloaded!)

    Introduction A while ago I published a bundle that easily allowed anyone to run HDSDR and the RTL2832U on OSX. To my surprise the bundle was quite successful, a demonstration that there weren’t (yet) many available alternatives to use the cheapest (and funniest!) SDR radio in the world on a Mac. After a few years… Continue

  • July 26, 2015

    K1FM Mini Magnetic Loop 2.0

    In the effort of improving my ultra-portable HF antenna setup, I first looked into a Capacitively Coupled Magnetic Loop, better known as the Army Loop (or Patterson Loop). The Army loop performed well. It was so portable that enjoyed using it before, during and after numerous Tennis matches… Here is one example:   The Army… Continue

  • August 16, 2014

    I finally got my HackRF and I have a Mac… Now what?

    If you are reading this I can probably imagine what’s going on: You’ve been waiting for a year to get your HackRF and, now that you finally have it, you don’t know what to do with it. The problem is that you have  Mac and – surprise surprise – the only “easy to use” programs (SDR# anyone?)… Continue