gqrx SDR Software: Questions On, Please ?

Discussion in 'Mac Ham Radio on macOS & iOS' started by BOBR, Mar 4, 2020.

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  1. BOBR

    BOBR QRZ Member


    Looking for SDR software to run on my Mac.

    Sr. Citizen now, so please bear with me a bit.

    Tried CUBIC, but all sorts of glitches and problems with.

    Anyone running gqrx on a Mac ?

    Like it ? (How does it compare to CUBIC ?)

    Does it install "easily," e.g., one package containing all the API's, etc. ?

    Any other software for the Mac that I should consider ?

  2. WV8A

    WV8A Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have GQRX 2.11.5, the latest updated version (mid 2018). Installed via macOS binary posted on the download page. There are also links to videos and user guides at the site.
    I don't do too much SDR-ing, but it compares favorably with Cubic, slightly simpler interface. I'm using a NooElec SDR dongle and HamItUp prescaler. macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on MacBook Pro 2016.

  3. N6YWU

    N6YWU Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are two SDR apps in the Mac App Store, for RTL-SDRs, Airspy HF+, SDRPlay RSP's, etc. But both apps require installing a separate command-line server utility. So probably not very convenient or easy to use.
  4. KM6YDJ

    KM6YDJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've been using 2.11.5 and it seems to work. I don't have anything to compare it with but I recommend it for Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6. I did as WV8A and used a downloaded binary.

    Attached Files:

  5. BOBR

    BOBR QRZ Member


    Pretty new at this also.
    Using SDRConsole on W10 pc, but would love to run qrz on my Mac.

    Will blame it on old age now, but might you tell me, please, very specifically
    what I should download, and from where ?

    And, any other hints to get it going ?

  6. WV8A

    WV8A Ham Member QRZ Page

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