SDR-Overview (HackRF, rad1o, PlutoSDR, rtl-sdr, LimeSDR, AirSpy)
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Hi,

I've gone ahead and tested a couple of SDRs on the Pinebook Pro running Manjaro. 
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So far the AirSpy and HackRF are my clear favorites.
Here's my notes on what worked, what didn't and how to get it running: 

HackRF / rad1o: 
Very painless experience. 
Just install (and run) gqrx via
Code:
sudo pacman -S gqrx
It'll depend on the HackRF driver.
To get it working without root-permissions create /etc/udev/rules.d/53-hackrf.rules.
Code:
sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/53-hackrf.rules
Code:
ATTR{idVendor}=="1d50", ATTR{idProduct}=="604b", SYMLINK+="hackrf-jawbreaker-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="plugdev"
ATTR{idVendor}=="1d50", ATTR{idProduct}=="6089", SYMLINK+="hackrf-one-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="plugdev"
ATTR{idVendor}=="1d50", ATTR{idProduct}=="cc15", SYMLINK+="rad1o-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="plugdev"
ATTR{idVendor}=="1fc9", ATTR{idProduct}=="000c", SYMLINK+="nxp-dfu-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="plugdev"
(save with Ctrl+O, Enter, Ctrl+X), then reboot.

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PlutoSDR:
Doesn't work! libiio segfaults at the moment (using software from 31.05.2020).
If you want to try yourself:
Code:
pacman -S soapyplutosdr

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RTL-SDR:
Works very well.
Just install (and run) gqrx via
Code:
sudo pacman -S gqrx
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AirSpy (non-HF+):
Works very well.
Just install (and run) gqrx via
Code:
sudo pacman -S gqrx

LimeSDR:
Didn't work with GQRX, worked with SDRAngel.
Code:
sudo pacman -S sdrangel-sse4.1 limesuite
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Have fun,
Tobias
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Nice work!  Using my RTL-SDR is the next project on my list for the PBPro.  Thanks for writing this up!
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