WSPR reception setup using RTL-SDR dongle V3

WSPR reception setup using RTL-SDR dongle V3

What you need:

  1. Windows XP / 7 / 10 OS PC (Linux possible too but with different SDR program: GQRX)
  1. Make sure to sync your PCs clock to NTP server before reception as WSPR use strictly scheduled 2min time frames!
  2. RTL-SDR dongle: http://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/
  1. Installing SDR# and the RTL-SDR dongle drivers
    A. download “SDR sofwtare package”: http://airspy.com/download/
    B. run “install-rtlsdr.bat” to install drivers for the dongle

        C. start SDR# and to the following configuration:

WSPR reception setup using RTL-SDR dongle V35. Instal VB-Audio Virtual Cable
http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Cable/

6. Set “Audio Output” in SDR# to CABLE Input (VB-Audio Virtual Cable)

  • Download and install WSPR-X program:
    http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wspr.html
  • In WSPR-X go into setup and configure “Audio In:”to CABLE output (VB-Audio Virtual Cable)
  • Configure your callsign and other parameters
  • After starting SDR# the green signal strength indicator bar in WSPR-X should move, set the volume to normalize that.
  • Enjoy! 🙂

 

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