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Re: [SDRSharp] Re: Weather satellite reception need some help

Owen Gallagher
 

It doesn't have to be a Raspberry pi, any old PC would do. However the Pi is great because it's uses less electricity. I guess an old laptop would also be OK?


On 5 July 2013 22:54, Lew <lew247@...> wrote:
 


Not the Geos downlink but the 137Mhz downlinks from the LEO satellites not geostationary



--- In SDRSharp@..., "graham787" wrote:
>
> The GOES downlink frequency used for the 9600 baud EMWIN datastream is 1690.725 MHz, 275 KHz lower than the standard WEFAX 1691.0 MHz signal. The signal is passed through a down convertor, received as if a Radio signal at 137.225 MHz for example, and then demodulated to 9600 baud.
>
> Will the 820 dongle rx at 1700 MHz ? if so , could be another way ?



Error message when trying to run the SDR sharp app

chuckmfspd
 

I just installed the sdr sharp, everything went as listed on the install page. When I opened the sub folder it created (srd install) and
click to run the application a message pops up on the screen:


SDR Sharp has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry
for the inconvenience. [close]



This happens everytime I click on the app icon?


Re: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB

jdow <jdow@...>
 

On 2013/07/07 06:54, jollyrgr3 wrote:

I run with non administrator accounts to provide some measure of safe guard from malware. I am fully aware of installing software with administrative rights and accomplish that by Right click > Run as Administrator. This IS what I did for installing the SDRSharp and Zadig drivers.

It turns out I have to run as administrator SDRSharp.exe, rtl1090.exe, and the command prompt window for rtl_test.exe. All of these programs will run but cannot see the dongle. I have not yet figured out why this is the case. It would be like I installed a printer under the administrator account, installed an office suite under the administrator account, and then ran office as a user and could not print.
Hm, find everything you can about Zadig. When I tried to scan quickly
yesterday I found a caveat about installing with one account and using
with another.

On Win 7 even with administrator privileges you still must run as
administrator and still get the UAC prompt. If your account does not
have administrator privileges it MAY not be able to actually run as
administrator. I've never tried it.

And normally speaking there is no way to actually spend your life as
administrator never seeing another UAC warning. Now, somebody here did
figure out how to do this. I personally figure he's earned every bit
of trouble this may bring him. I'm not going to do it. And I suspect
you are not the sort to do this, either.

{^_^}


Re: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB

jdow <jdow@...>
 

And you STILL get the UAC popup to deal with. That should not be needed.
There is some security setting different on your machine than on most
Win 7 machines. And it's related to Zadig operation.

You may have to go bug the Zadig developers.

{^_^}

On 2013/07/07 06:42, jollyrgr3 wrote:
I am aware of that option and did implement it. I have not found what file(s) require administrator access to make this run.



--- In SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk, "Mike Simpson" <agene@...> wrote:

To save you having to right click/Run as administrator every time. Right
click on the SDRSharp.exe and from the pop-up menu select
Properties/Compatability and at the bottom of the window tick the box
'Always run this program as administrator' and that should be that...

Regards, Mike Simpson
Penrith, NSW, Australia
http://www.rstools.info



------ Original Message ------
From: "jollyrgr3" <jollyrgr3@...>
To: SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: 7/07/2013 1:16:50 AM
Subject: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB


I have been doing everything correctly. There is a piece of
information MISSING (or at least for my computer) in the instructions.
I shall explain.

I have been using the Right Click > Run as Administrator for years. I
used this for the install.bat and for Zadig.exe. Everything appeared
to have installed correctly and as far as I know it DID every time.
When I found a working version of rtl_test.exe it told me I didn't have
any supported devices installed. Running SDRSharp.exe gave an error
message and no choice showed up for RTL-SDR / USB.

As a hunch I ran SDRSharp.exe with the Right Click > Run as
Administrator. No error message! In the pull down there was a RTL-SDR
/ USB choice! I selected this and hit play. STATIC. But the spectrum
analyzer had all sort of peaks. Punching in a known good frequency
brought in a local FM station. I exit and run SDRSharp.exe without
Administrator and I'm back to the error message and no RTL-SDR / USB.

Same thing with rtl_test.exe. If I run command prompt as a user "No
Supported Devices Found". If I run command prompt as Administrator it
finds the device.

There is some wanky Windows permissions settings somewhere that I'll
have to track down.





.




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Re: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB

WB8CJW <delshoff@...>
 

I am running xp and have no way to check what specific files require running as administrator.  Reading a number of posts on the web by others with a similar problem a possible solution may be to register the specific file(s) that are preventing the software operation and not require the administrative elevation for everything.
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249873#method2

"OLE controls, such as DLL or ActiveX Controls (OCX) files, must be registered. Registering an OLE control updates the Windows registry with the location and the capabilities of the file so that a program runs correctly."

Dale, WB8CJW


On 7/7/2013 9:54 AM, jollyrgr3 wrote:
 


I run with non administrator accounts to provide some measure of safe guard from malware. I am fully aware of installing software with administrative rights and accomplish that by Right click > Run as Administrator. This IS what I did for installing the SDRSharp and Zadig drivers.

It turns out I have to run as administrator SDRSharp.exe, rtl1090.exe, and the command prompt window for rtl_test.exe. All of these programs will run but cannot see the dongle. I have not yet figured out why this is the case. It would be like I installed a printer under the administrator account, installed an office suite under the administrator account, and then ran office as a user and could not print.



Re: RTL-SDR / USB

jollyrgr3
 

I run with non administrator accounts to provide some measure of safe guard from malware. I am fully aware of installing software with administrative rights and accomplish that by Right click > Run as Administrator. This IS what I did for installing the SDRSharp and Zadig drivers.

It turns out I have to run as administrator SDRSharp.exe, rtl1090.exe, and the command prompt window for rtl_test.exe. All of these programs will run but cannot see the dongle. I have not yet figured out why this is the case. It would be like I installed a printer under the administrator account, installed an office suite under the administrator account, and then ran office as a user and could not print.


Re: RTL-SDR / USB

jollyrgr3
 

I am aware of that option and did implement it. I have not found what file(s) require administrator access to make this run.

--- In SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk, "Mike Simpson" <agene@...> wrote:

To save you having to right click/Run as administrator every time. Right
click on the SDRSharp.exe and from the pop-up menu select
Properties/Compatability and at the bottom of the window tick the box
'Always run this program as administrator' and that should be that...

Regards, Mike Simpson
Penrith, NSW, Australia
http://www.rstools.info



------ Original Message ------
From: "jollyrgr3" <jollyrgr3@...>
To: SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: 7/07/2013 1:16:50 AM
Subject: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB


I have been doing everything correctly. There is a piece of
information MISSING (or at least for my computer) in the instructions.
I shall explain.

I have been using the Right Click > Run as Administrator for years. I
used this for the install.bat and for Zadig.exe. Everything appeared
to have installed correctly and as far as I know it DID every time.
When I found a working version of rtl_test.exe it told me I didn't have
any supported devices installed. Running SDRSharp.exe gave an error
message and no choice showed up for RTL-SDR / USB.

As a hunch I ran SDRSharp.exe with the Right Click > Run as
Administrator. No error message! In the pull down there was a RTL-SDR
/ USB choice! I selected this and hit play. STATIC. But the spectrum
analyzer had all sort of peaks. Punching in a known good frequency
brought in a local FM station. I exit and run SDRSharp.exe without
Administrator and I'm back to the error message and no RTL-SDR / USB.

Same thing with rtl_test.exe. If I run command prompt as a user "No
Supported Devices Found". If I run command prompt as Administrator it
finds the device.

There is some wanky Windows permissions settings somewhere that I'll
have to track down.





.


Re: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB

agene
 

To save you having to right click/Run as administrator every time. Right click on the SDRSharp.exe and from the pop-up menu select Properties/Compatability and at the bottom of the window tick the box 'Always run this program as administrator' and that should be that...
 
Regards, Mike Simpson
Penrith, NSW, Australia
http://www.rstools.info
 
 
 

------ Original Message ------
From: "jollyrgr3" <jollyrgr3@...>
Sent: 7/07/2013 1:16:50 AM
Subject: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB
 

I have been doing everything correctly.  There is a piece of information MISSING (or at least for my computer) in the instructions.  I shall explain.

I have been using the Right Click > Run as Administrator for years.  I used this for the install.bat and for Zadig.exe.  Everything appeared to have installed correctly and as far as I know it DID every time.  When I found a working version of rtl_test.exe it told me I didn't have any supported devices installed.  Running SDRSharp.exe gave an error message and no choice showed up for RTL-SDR / USB.

As a hunch I ran SDRSharp.exe with the Right Click > Run as Administrator.  No error message!  In the pull down there was a RTL-SDR / USB choice!  I selected this and hit play.  STATIC.  But the spectrum analyzer had all sort of peaks.  Punching in a known good frequency brought in a local FM station.  I exit and run SDRSharp.exe without Administrator and I'm back to the error message and no RTL-SDR / USB.

Same thing with rtl_test.exe.  If I run command prompt as a user "No Supported Devices Found".  If I run command prompt as Administrator it finds the device.

There is some wanky Windows permissions settings somewhere that I'll  have to track down.

 

 

.


Re: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB

Ron Hayes <ka2rrz@...>
 

On this topic of windows administrator, anyone got a how 2 web site on this? I think this is a big part of the problem when installing SDR software. When people have devices installed (downloaded) but keeps saying not found some times this is the problem, it bit me for a while. I am not great with windows 7 and wish to learn more also. If it wasn't for the administrator problems me and windows 7 would get a long.

From: jdow
To: SDRSharp@...
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB

 
On 2013/07/06 10:17, Alberto I2PHD wrote:
>
>
>
>> /As a hunch I ran SDRSharp.exe with the Right Click > Run as Administrator.
>> No error message! /
>
> Never understood why people do run their Windows installations under a user that
> does not have
> full administrative rights.... I run as administrator, with UAC fully turned
> off, I am on Internet since
> when the name "World Wide Web" did not exist yet, and I still have to catch my
> first virus...
>
> 73 Alberto I2PHD

All it takes is one typo these days. I did that during an install for XP
when it was fairly fresh. A quick scan from another computer showed the
virus. I restarted the install formatting the disk in the process. Of course,
I had no AV running interference at the time. With an AV your probability
drops a couple orders of magnitude. But it's still non-zero.

{^_^} Joanne/W6MKU



Re: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB

jdow <jdow@...>
 

On 2013/07/06 10:17, Alberto I2PHD wrote:



/As a hunch I ran SDRSharp.exe with the Right Click > Run as Administrator.
No error message! /
Never understood why people do run their Windows installations under a user that
does not have
full administrative rights.... I run as administrator, with UAC fully turned
off, I am on Internet since
when the name "World Wide Web" did not exist yet, and I still have to catch my
first virus...

73 Alberto I2PHD
All it takes is one typo these days. I did that during an install for XP
when it was fairly fresh. A quick scan from another computer showed the
virus. I restarted the install formatting the disk in the process. Of course,
I had no AV running interference at the time. With an AV your probability
drops a couple orders of magnitude. But it's still non-zero.

{^_^} Joanne/W6MKU


Re: RTL-SDR / USB

Alberto I2PHD
 


As a hunch I ran SDRSharp.exe with the Right Click > Run as Administrator.� No error message!�

Never understood why people do run their Windows installations under a user that does not have
full administrative rights.... I run as administrator, with UAC fully turned off, I am on Internet since
when the name "World Wide Web" did not exist yet, and I still have to catch my first virus...

73� Alberto� I2PHD



Re: [SDRSharp] Re: No rtl-sdr/usb in dropdown menu

jdow <jdow@...>
 

I'm pretty sure it's involved with Zadig. They have a forum for discussing
it. I think you can find it via their SourceForge entry. There might even
be an answer already - heck - I'm sure there is. I don't have time to go
find it, though.

{^_^}

On 2013/07/06 09:55, jollyrgr3 wrote:
Rodney,

I went through the same problems. Try running SDRSharp.exe as an administrator. Right click > Run as Administrator. My install was correct as I see nothing different in what I have now VS numerous previous attempts. If I simply double click SDRSharp.exe and run it I get an error message and no rtl-sdr/usb. Run as Administrator and no error message and the USB device is there. I've confirmed this is the case, for me at least. I have not found where the issue resides but it is a Windows permission setting. This could be a file permission or something buried in the registry. Considering the suggestions I've received pointing to the "driver" not working I theorize the drivers are only available to "Administrator" (the Windows user).

I had downloaded the ADS-B software rtl1090.exe (my original inspiration for buying the dongles in the first place). It did not work either. I tested it after getting SDRSharp working. It was broken. I ran it as an administrator and no issues; I can see data from aircraft transponders.

I lock down my "user" logins to my computers for my normal day to day access. (I am an IT professional, specializing in security, and know the hazards of running as an administrator. I do not run as root on even my Linux boxes.)

When installing programs I am aware of the Right Click > Run as Administrator and use that when needed (as with Zadig.exe). I am kicking myself for not trying to run the base program as Administrator sooner. My guess is most of the people that run these programs (rtl1090, SDRSharp, etc.) are geeky like me but prefer to run as an administrator. I am far less reckless and avoid doing that. Or maybe I'm paranoid? :) I wish you luck and hope this helps you.

Hopefully someone is monitoring this thread that develops the software and can help troubleshoot where the problem lies. Based on previous experience with commercial software developers have coded as an administrator and don't see the permission problems.








--- In SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk, "luthsurgitech" <luthsurgitech@...> wrote:

I downloaded SDR# v1.0.0.1000 and there is no rtl-sdr/usb in the drop down menu. The only help screen shots for configuration I can find so far relate to a previous version of SDR# so the screen shots are different and thus some instructions are outdated. Need help.

Rodney


Re: No rtl-sdr/usb in dropdown menu

jollyrgr3
 

Rodney,

I went through the same problems. Try running SDRSharp.exe as an administrator. Right click > Run as Administrator. My install was correct as I see nothing different in what I have now VS numerous previous attempts. If I simply double click SDRSharp.exe and run it I get an error message and no rtl-sdr/usb. Run as Administrator and no error message and the USB device is there. I've confirmed this is the case, for me at least. I have not found where the issue resides but it is a Windows permission setting. This could be a file permission or something buried in the registry. Considering the suggestions I've received pointing to the "driver" not working I theorize the drivers are only available to "Administrator" (the Windows user).

I had downloaded the ADS-B software rtl1090.exe (my original inspiration for buying the dongles in the first place). It did not work either. I tested it after getting SDRSharp working. It was broken. I ran it as an administrator and no issues; I can see data from aircraft transponders.

I lock down my "user" logins to my computers for my normal day to day access. (I am an IT professional, specializing in security, and know the hazards of running as an administrator. I do not run as root on even my Linux boxes.)

When installing programs I am aware of the Right Click > Run as Administrator and use that when needed (as with Zadig.exe). I am kicking myself for not trying to run the base program as Administrator sooner. My guess is most of the people that run these programs (rtl1090, SDRSharp, etc.) are geeky like me but prefer to run as an administrator. I am far less reckless and avoid doing that. Or maybe I'm paranoid? :) I wish you luck and hope this helps you.

Hopefully someone is monitoring this thread that develops the software and can help troubleshoot where the problem lies. Based on previous experience with commercial software developers have coded as an administrator and don't see the permission problems.

--- In SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk, "luthsurgitech" <luthsurgitech@...> wrote:

I downloaded SDR# v1.0.0.1000 and there is no rtl-sdr/usb in the drop down menu. The only help screen shots for configuration I can find so far relate to a previous version of SDR# so the screen shots are different and thus some instructions are outdated. Need help.

Rodney


Re: [SDRSharp] Re: RTL-SDR / USB

jdow <jdow@...>
 

Well, it's good you're getting somewhere at last. Win 7 is remarkably
fussy and if you're a security wonk you may have your system locked down
too tightly. I do some device driver work so I had to open my system
up a slight bit. So many other people got this all running with Win 7
64 bits that I forgot about it.

{^_^}

On 2013/07/06 08:16, jollyrgr3 wrote:


I have been doing everything correctly. There is a piece of information
*MISSING* (or at least for my computer) in the instructions. I shall explain.

I have been using the Right Click > Run as Administrator for years. I used this
for the install.bat and for Zadig.exe. Everything appeared to have installed
correctly and as far as I know it DID every time. When I found a working
version of rtl_test.exe it told me I didn't have any supported devices
installed. Running SDRSharp.exe gave an error message and no choice showed up
for RTL-SDR / USB.

As a hunch I ran SDRSharp.exe with the Right Click > Run as Administrator. No
error message! In the pull down there was a RTL-SDR / USB choice! I selected
this and hit play. STATIC. But the spectrum analyzer had all sort of peaks.
Punching in a known good frequency brought in a local FM station. I exit and
run SDRSharp.exe without Administrator and I'm back to the error message and no
RTL-SDR / USB.

Same thing with rtl_test.exe. If I run command prompt as a user "No Supported
Devices Found". If I run command prompt as Administrator it finds the device.

There is some wanky Windows permissions settings somewhere that I'll have to
track down.


--- In SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk, "jollyrgr3" wrote:
>
> I have been experimenting some more, still no luck. I do not get the
RTL-SDR/USB option when running SDR#. Windows says the driver is installed.
Zadig says the driver is installed.
>
> I deleted any SDRSharp installs I had and started fresh. I started with the
NIGHTLY download. Specifically I went here:
> http://sdrsharp.com/index.php/downloads
> I downloaded this:
> http://sdrsharp.com/downloads/sdr-nightly.zip
>
> I expanded the ZIP file to:
> C:&#92;SDRSharpNIGHTLY
>
> I ran the SDRSharp.exe and did not get the popup message I normally get.
Still no RTL-SDR/USB in the pull down. I opened the SDRSharp.exe.config in
NotePad and the line for USB was commented out. It was NOT this way in the
stable release install.
>
>
>
> I removed the comments. I launched SDRSharp.exe. I get the error message:
>
> Error loading 'SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,SDRSharp.RTLSDR' - Could not load the
file or assembly 'SDRSharp.RTLSDR' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot
find the file specified.
>
> A slightly different error than what is generated by the stable release. This
gave me something to go on.
>
> I assume this is referring to the SDRSharp.RTLSDR.dll as are the other
parameters of a similar nature. Searching the directory there is not a file with
this name. Should there be? If so, where do I get it?
>


Re: RTL-SDR / USB

jollyrgr3
 

I have been doing everything correctly.  There is a piece of information MISSING (or at least for my computer) in the instructions.  I shall explain.

I have been using the Right Click > Run as Administrator for years.  I used this for the install.bat and for Zadig.exe.  Everything appeared to have installed correctly and as far as I know it DID every time.  When I found a working version of rtl_test.exe it told me I didn't have any supported devices installed.  Running SDRSharp.exe gave an error message and no choice showed up for RTL-SDR / USB.

As a hunch I ran SDRSharp.exe with the Right Click > Run as Administrator.  No error message!  In the pull down there was a RTL-SDR / USB choice!  I selected this and hit play.  STATIC.  But the spectrum analyzer had all sort of peaks.  Punching in a known good frequency brought in a local FM station.  I exit and run SDRSharp.exe without Administrator and I'm back to the error message and no RTL-SDR / USB.

Same thing with rtl_test.exe.  If I run command prompt as a user "No Supported Devices Found".  If I run command prompt as Administrator it finds the device.

There is some wanky Windows permissions settings somewhere that I'll  have to track down.

 

 

 


--- In SDRSharp@..., "jollyrgr3" wrote:
>
> I have been experimenting some more, still no luck. I do not get the RTL-SDR/USB option when running SDR#. Windows says the driver is installed. Zadig says the driver is installed.
>
> I deleted any SDRSharp installs I had and started fresh. I started with the NIGHTLY download. Specifically I went here:
> http://sdrsharp.com/index.php/downloads
> I downloaded this:
> http://sdrsharp.com/downloads/sdr-nightly.zip
>
> I expanded the ZIP file to:
> C:\SDRSharpNIGHTLY
>
> I ran the SDRSharp.exe and did not get the popup message I normally get. Still no RTL-SDR/USB in the pull down. I opened the SDRSharp.exe.config in NotePad and the line for USB was commented out. It was NOT this way in the stable release install.
>
>
>
> I removed the comments. I launched SDRSharp.exe. I get the error message:
>
> Error loading 'SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,SDRSharp.RTLSDR' - Could not load the file or assembly 'SDRSharp.RTLSDR' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
>
> A slightly different error than what is generated by the stable release. This gave me something to go on.
>
> I assume this is referring to the SDRSharp.RTLSDR.dll as are the other parameters of a similar nature. Searching the directory there is not a file with this name. Should there be? If so, where do I get it?
>


Re: Newsky TV28T v2 USB DVB-T & RTL-SDR Receiver, RTL2832U & R820T Tuner, MCX Input

jon.kreski <jkreski@...>
 

Thanks! Seems to recognize the SDR dongle which prior installs didn't. Now I can only get a very high pitched single signal across all frequencies.

Someone also suggested that there could be a conflict with a TV Tuner card that I have installed in the computer. Thoughts?

Jon

--- In SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk, Paul Jones <paul@...> wrote:

the following works perfectly for me on win7, just follow the steps, worked
on 5 Win7 PC's no issues at all

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-quick-start-guide/


On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM, jon.kreski <jkreski@...> wrote:

**


I purchased the following item on eBay:
*Newsky TV28T v2 USB DVB-T & RTL-SDR Receiver, RTL2832U & R820T Tuner,
MCX Input*

I run Windows 7 and the unsigned driver will not install. It seems that
my only work-around is to run a program (dseo13b - Run As Administrator!)
that allows me to put my PC in test mode and run a fake signature. I have
not been able to find the driver and this seems like quite a hassle to have
to run this program when I want to use the device. This begs the question:

I want to run a SDR dongle that can receive amateur radio HF frequencies
through public service bands. Is there a reasonably priced alternative
that comes with a signed driver that just works with Windows 7?

Also - is there an alternative to installing the driver to get it to work?
I followed the WiKi instructions and had a PC guru review my install. I
later found the test mode program on my own.

Thanks,

*Jon E. Kreski - AB9NN*
www.HamRadioResources.com
www.Twitter.com/AB9NN



Re: [SDRSharp] Newsky TV28T v2 USB DVB-T & RTL-SDR Receiver, RTL2832U & R820T Tuner, MCX Input

Paul NN4F
 

the following works perfectly for me on win7, just follow the steps, worked on 5 Win7 PC's no issues at all

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-quick-start-guide/


On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM, jon.kreski <jkreski@...> wrote:
 

I purchased the following item on eBay:

Newsky TV28T v2 USB DVB-T & RTL-SDR Receiver, RTL2832U & R820T Tuner, MCX Input

I run Windows 7 and the unsigned driver will not install.  It seems that my only work-around is to run a program (dseo13b - Run As Administrator!) that allows me to put my PC in test mode and run a fake signature.  I have not been able to find the driver and this seems like quite a hassle to have to run this program when I want to use the device.  This begs the question:

I want to run a SDR dongle that can receive amateur radio HF frequencies through public service bands.  Is there a reasonably priced alternative that comes with a signed driver that just works with Windows 7?

Also - is there an alternative to installing the driver to get it to work?  I followed the WiKi instructions and had a PC guru review my install.  I later found the test mode program on my own.

Thanks,

Jon E. Kreski - AB9NN



Newsky TV28T v2 USB DVB-T & RTL-SDR Receiver, RTL2832U & R820T Tuner, MCX Input

jon.kreski <jkreski@...>
 

I purchased the following item on eBay:
Newsky TV28T v2 USB DVB-T & RTL-SDR Receiver, RTL2832U & R820T Tuner, MCX Input

I run Windows 7 and the unsigned driver will not install.  It seems that my only work-around is to run a program (dseo13b - Run As Administrator!) that allows me to put my PC in test mode and run a fake signature.  I have not been able to find the driver and this seems like quite a hassle to have to run this program when I want to use the device.  This begs the question:

I want to run a SDR dongle that can receive amateur radio HF frequencies through public service bands.  Is there a reasonably priced alternative that comes with a signed driver that just works with Windows 7?

Also - is there an alternative to installing the driver to get it to work?  I followed the WiKi instructions and had a PC guru review my install.  I later found the test mode program on my own.

Thanks,

Jon E. Kreski - AB9NN


Re: [SDRSharp] RTL-SDR / USB

jdow <jdow@...>
 

Your problem is not in SDRSharp, it would appear.

At the risk of repeating myself endlessly, run the rtl_test.exe test. If
it fails you're dead in the water if all you try to change is SDRSharp.

http://sdrsharp.pbworks.com/w/page/64589426/Using%20rtl_test

{^_^}

On 2013/07/05 16:06, jollyrgr3 wrote:
I have been experimenting some more, still no luck. I do not get the RTL-SDR/USB option when running SDR#. Windows says the driver is installed. Zadig says the driver is installed.

I deleted any SDRSharp installs I had and started fresh. I started with the NIGHTLY download. Specifically I went here:
http://sdrsharp.com/index.php/downloads
I downloaded this:
http://sdrsharp.com/downloads/sdr-nightly.zip

I expanded the ZIP file to:
C:&#92;SDRSharpNIGHTLY

I ran the SDRSharp.exe and did not get the popup message I normally get. Still no RTL-SDR/USB in the pull down. I opened the SDRSharp.exe.config in NotePad and the line for USB was commented out. It was NOT this way in the stable release install.

<!-- <add key="RTL-SDR / USB" value="SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,SDRSharp.RTLSDR" /> -->

I removed the comments. I launched SDRSharp.exe. I get the error message:

Error loading 'SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,SDRSharp.RTLSDR' - Could not load the file or assembly 'SDRSharp.RTLSDR' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

A slightly different error than what is generated by the stable release. This gave me something to go on.

I assume this is referring to the SDRSharp.RTLSDR.dll as are the other parameters of a similar nature. Searching the directory there is not a file with this name. Should there be? If so, where do I get it?


Re: [SDRSharp] Re: No rtl-sdr/usb in dropdown menu

jdow <jdow@...>
 

Run some tests with rtl_test.exe to see if you have the dongle in a
configuration that rtlsdr.dll can find it. If rtl_test.exe cannot
find the dongle then SDRSharp will not either and the problem is
likely involved with file permissions, Windows security, or the Zadig
installation.

No amount of trying with SDRSharp alone, editing config files or anything
else, will make it work.

{^_^}

http://sdrsharp.pbworks.com/w/page/64589426/Using%20rtl_test

On 2013/07/05 15:16, jollyrgr3 wrote:

Rodney and I are having the SAME problem.

I have downloaded the latest version.

I have installed .NET 4.0 to be sure that was not a problem.

Here is what my USB line looks like in SDRSharp.exe.Config:
value="SDRSharp.FUNcubeProPlus.FunCubeProPlusIO,SDRSharp.FUNcubeProPlus"
/>
<add key="RTL-SDR / USB"
value="SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,SDRSharp.RTLSDR" />

There is NO option for RTL-SDL / USB on the pull down. I have Soft Rock
/Si570, FUNcube Dongle Pro, FUNcube Dongle Pro+, RTL-SDR / TCP, SDR-IQ,
IQ file (*.wav), Other (Sound card).

When I installed the SDR program:

I extracted the sdr-install.zip folder and ran the install.bat

My sdrsharp directory looks like this:

Directory of C:&#92;sdrsharp

07/05/2013 05:01 PM <DIR> .
07/05/2013 05:01 PM <DIR> ..
07/05/2013 05:01 PM 0 dirlist.txt
06/29/2013 02:09 PM 144 frequencies.xml
01/20/2013 12:42 PM 68,096 libusb-1.0.dll
02/16/2010 10:02 AM 37,376 libusb0.dll
07/12/2012 02:43 PM 1,121 LICENSE.MIT
07/12/2012 02:44 PM 2,540 LICENSE.MSRSL
07/12/2012 02:46 PM 375 LICENSING
06/10/2011 06:58 PM 773,968 msvcr100.dll
06/29/2013 02:39 PM 1,352 PLUGIN_LICENSE
11/12/2011 05:13 PM 81,920 PortAudio.dll
04/20/2013 10:26 PM 47,616 rtlsdr.dll
06/29/2013 02:41 PM <DIR> Scanner Docs
10/08/2012 12:29 PM 13,824 sdriq.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 18,432 SDRSharp.CollapsiblePanel.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 8,192 SDRSharp.Common.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 12,800 SDRSharp.DNR.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 122,880 SDRSharp.exe
07/04/2013 10:29 AM 10,650 SDRSharp.exe.Config
06/29/2013 02:39 PM 10,752 SDRSharp.FreqEntry.dll
06/29/2013 02:39 PM 162,816 SDRSharp.FreqMgr.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 22,528 SDRSharp.FrequencyEdit.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 34,816 SDRSharp.FrequencyManager.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 78,848 SDRSharp.FUNcube.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 32,256 SDRSharp.FUNcubeProPlus.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 38,400 SDRSharp.PanView.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 104,448 SDRSharp.Radio.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 26,112 SDRSharp.RTLSDR.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 16,896 SDRSharp.RTLTCP.dll
06/29/2013 02:39 PM 50,176 SDRSharp.ScannerMetrics.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 18,432 SDRSharp.SDRIQ.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 6,656 SDRSharp.SoftRock.dll
06/29/2013 01:50 PM 22,528 SDRSharp.WavRecorder.dll
09/17/2009 03:59 AM 67,584 SRDLL.dll
06/29/2013 02:39 PM 822,784 System.Data.SQLite.dll
07/20/2011 12:37 AM 6,560,164 zadig.exe
34 File(s) 9,277,482 bytes


I have tried different USB ports on my computer (USB 2.0 and 3.0). I
bought two dongles at the same time and tried both. I have run and
re-run Zadig to assure the driver is installed. My dongle shows up as:

Bulk-In, Interface (Interface 0)

Drivers are in the C:&#92;Windows&#92;System32 folder and are:

winsusb.sys, WdfCoInstaller01011.dll, WindusbCoInstaller2.dll

When I start SDR# I get the following window first:

Error loading 'SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,SDRSharp.RTLSDR' - Exception has
been thrown by the target of invocation.

Google searches says this is caused by the config file not being in the
right directory. My config file IS in the SDRSharp directory which is
in the ROOT of the C:&#92; drive.

I'm beginning to think there is an obscure bug haunting some of us.







--- In SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk, "Dick" wrote:

Rodney,
Regardless of the version you are using, have a look at the
"SDRSharp.exe.Config" file and make sure this line is in there:
value="SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,SDRSharp.RTLSDR" />
and it is NOT commented out by a at the end of that
line.

You can edit "SDRSharp.exe.Config" with Notepad.

Cheers,
Dick (PA2015)


-----Original Message-----
From: luthsurgitech
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2013 4:16 PM
To: SDRSharp@yahoogroups.co.uk
Subject: [SDRSharp] Re: No rtl-sdr/usb in dropdown menu


I am confused. Here is what I downloaded from the SDR# webpage
â—¾SDR#
Stable (Revision 1000, Stable) Unless I am missing something obvious
(which
I probably am) it says that v.1000 is the current version. I then
downloaded
v.1135 Continuous Integration. At this point, I feel like I am looking
at
the wrong web page. I've downloaded all kinds of stuff and still no
/usb. I
know this may sound pointless, but could you all dumb it down for me.
Is
this the right download page that you are telling me to go to??

http://sdrsharp.com/index.php/downloads

Rodney, kd0ebt