Raspberry Pi GNU Radio

This process to install GNU Radio on the Raspberry Pi assumes:

  • Raspbian/Debian is installed on the headless Raspberry Pi.
  • At least a 16 GB filesystem in the Raspberry Pi.
  • Raspberry Pi 3 or newer, as GNU Radio can tax the CPU and IO of modest ARM processors. GNU Radio requires at least an ARMv7 processor.

  1. install GNU Radio. This takes more than 10 minutes even with a fast SD card.

    apt install gnuradio gnuradio-dev xvfb git

    xvfb

    headless X-server for software that assumes a display is connected.
  2. for Red Pitaya with Raspberry Pi GNU Radio, also install

    apt install gr-hpsdr
  3. configure the Red Pitaya for six HPSDR receivers

  4. If needed, rename Ethernet interface to eth0

Notes