Using an SDR With The Raspberry Pi 4B.


Recently, I got the Nooelec NESDR Smart HF Bundle. Today, I wanted to connect it to the Raspberry Pi 4. No drivers are necessary simply, plug the SDR in and it is ready to go. The software used in this post is CubicSDR. CubicSDR also has a windows version. The Linux version of this software looks and operates the same as the Windows version. In this post, we will only be using the SDR. In a future post the Ham It Up Upconverter will be attached and tested.


In the main menu click on “Preferences” and “Add Remove Software”.

In the search bar type “SDR”. It may take a minute to finish the search. Once finish click the box next to “cubicsdr-0.2.5+dfsg-1”. Once the box is chacked click “OK”.


The package will begin to install. Once it is finished installing, reboot the Raspberry Pi.


When you start Cubic SDR, it will search for available devices. After it is done searching, Click on the device and start.


To test, change the frequency to a local radio station.



The Raspberry Pi 4

Backing up the Raspberry Pi SD card.

Power for the Raspberry Pi 4 using the LM338 Power Regulator.


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3 thoughts on “Using an SDR With The Raspberry Pi 4B.

  1. David Pickering May 7, 2020 — 11:24 am

    Would be better if it was Airspy or SDR# as this is supported more with plugins. I ditched Cubic within minutes of trying it when I first got into SDRs.


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