AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

Beitrag von KejPi »

Hello everyone,
Today I have released new multiplatform SDR application for RTL-SDR sticks. It's based on Qt6 thus running at least under MacOS, Windows and Linux. Mac and Windows versions are provided as binaries while you have to build Linux version by your own. I plan to release AppImage later, currently I do not have Linux x86_64 machine to build it. Builds for x86 are for 64bits and require at least SSE3.

You can download version 1.0 here: https://github.com/KejPi/AbracaDABra/releases/tag/v1.0

Features:
  • Supports following input devices:
    • RTL-SDR (default device)
    • RTL-TCP (127.0.0.1:1234)
    • Raw file input (in expert mode only, int16_t or uint8_t format)
  • Band scan with automatic service list
  • Service list management
  • DAB (mp2) and DAB+ (AAC) audio decoding
  • Dynamic label (DL) and Dynamic label plus (DL+)
  • MOT slideshow (SLS) and categorized slideshow (CatSLS) from PAD or from secondary data service.
  • Audio services reconfiguration (experimental support)
  • Ensemble structure view with all technical details.
  • Raw file dumping from RTL-SDR or RTL-TCP sources
  • Only band III and DAB mode 1 is supported.
  • Simple user-friendly interface, trying to follow DAB Rules of implementation (TS 103 176) but expert mode is available too.
  • Multiplatform implementation
Enjoy and please report any issue you may find! This is very first release so please be nice :-)
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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KejPi hat geschrieben: So 22. Mai 2022, 21:36 [*] RTL-TCP (127.0.0.1:1234)
Maybe a nice software. How can I configure a different IP adress for RTL-TCP? Not local 127.0.0.1:1234. Like 192.168.1.1:1238? Manually in a .ini file? Sure, I can edit the source code and compile a fork. But I would like to ask first...
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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Thanks for the information. I will try later today.

Can you explain, what is the benefit of your software compared to Qt-DAB? I don't see any improvements except for CatSLS.
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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Dana Diezemann hat geschrieben: So 22. Mai 2022, 22:35
KejPi hat geschrieben: So 22. Mai 2022, 21:36 [*] RTL-TCP (127.0.0.1:1234)
Maybe a nice software. How can I configure a different IP adress for RTL-TCP? Not local 127.0.0.1:1234. Like 192.168.1.1:1238? Manually in a .ini file? Sure, I can edit the source code and compile a fork. But I would like to ask first...
This is planned for future releases. At the moment it is hardcoded, so the only possibility is to change the source code and recompile.
AbracaDABra: multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks | https://github.com/KejPi/AbracaDABra
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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andimik hat geschrieben: Mo 23. Mai 2022, 08:09 Thanks for the information. I will try later today.

Can you explain, what is the benefit of your software compared to Qt-DAB? I don't see any improvements except for CatSLS.
It needs less CPU power, has better sensitivity and cleaner UI (just my personal opinion). Both apps are free so you can pick the one you like and use it ;-)
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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The software works great on MacOS (Intel): Would your program work with special MacOS USB sticks? I also have a dual-tuner DVB-T stick eyetv diversity and eyetv T2 lite DVB-T/T2. I didn't get the last one to work with your software.
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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SeltenerBesucher hat geschrieben: Mo 23. Mai 2022, 09:12 The software works great on MacOS (Intel): Would your program work with special MacOS USB sticks? I also have a dual-tuner DVB-T stick eyetv diversity and eyetv T2 lite DVB-T/T2. I didn't get the last one to work with your software.
It works with HW supported by RTL-SDR, I have no experience with the HW you have.
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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Petr, I checked your code, cool. I guess as it is written from scratch the software is faster. :spos:

Seltener Besucher: if your stick can be used with rtl_tcp it might work.
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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Thanks, the code is still a mess, I need to clean it up later but for the moment I ma focusing on features and stability.
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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The software works great with Windows DVB-T sticks under MacOS but not with the MacOS sticks. There must be a third method of addressing them.
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Are you able to use that sticks with Welle.io on MacOS?
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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SeltenerBesucher hat geschrieben: Mo 23. Mai 2022, 10:10 ... but not with the MacOS sticks.
Are you sure, these 'MacOS sticks' are based on Realtek RTL2832U chip? Because only these kind of sticks is supported by rtl_tcp.
Sticks based on other chips are not supported.

Best regards,
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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First tests show Andis Dabplayer and Abraca DAB Radio plays the same time audio on fading Signals on my DX Antennas.
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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It doesn't start under Windows 7 / 64 Bit:
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Win 10 is working,
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Re: AbracaDABra - multiplatform SDR for RTL-SDR USB sticks

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And one will need Ubuntu 22.04 for compiling due to Qt6. But I just tested it under Win10.

Hint: In the About-Window place a link to the Github project ...

Do you want us to report issues on Github or here?

Remark: In DAB (old) the protection level can only be seen in a mouse over, see screenshot.

Maybe you could get in touch with Günter Lorenz in order to implement an upload function to FMLIST for the ensemble window?
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