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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Using an RTL Tuner with Windows

From: Ralph A. Schmid, dk5ras
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Using an RTL Tuner with Windows
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:41:22 +0100

www.sdrsharp.com tells how to use zadig, and which ones work, and which
don't. I am using only sdr# and hdsdr under Windows, both with RTL2832
sticks and USRP1, without any problems. The RTL stick is my all day
companion (with an exclusive place in my laptop bag :-) when traveling on
train and wanting to know what the RF spectrum has to tell :) Hopefully
bladeRF will replace it soon, then I even can talk back to the spectrum...


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> Koslowski, Sebastian (CEL)
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> Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Using an RTL Tuner with Windows
> Sylvain is right, you can use the pre-build binaries. I've worked with the
> sdr library on windows before [0], although not with gnuradio.
> If you can to compile the source block, it should work fine.
> For the driver installation I tried a tool called Zadig (it failed). So I
> the WinUSB drivers [2] myself and changed VID/PID in the inf-file to match
> my device before installing the driver.
> Sebastian
> [0] https://github.com/kit-cel/simulink-rtl-sdr
> [1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/libwdi/files/zadig/
> [2] http://libusb-winusb-wip.googlecode.com/files/winusb%20driver.zip
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