is a nice SDR GUI that work both online (with a radio) and offline (from a saved file).
SpectraVue works well on Linux via WINE.
For USB based SDRs, since WINE doesn’t currently have USB support, we use the Linux program
siqs-ftdi to connects to the SDR-IQ over USB, and provide the packets on a local network socket.
For Debian and Ubuntu,
siqs-ftdi is provided with the CuteSDR program, another useful SDR interface.
It is necessary to use
siqs-ftdi on the Linux Terminal to make the USB → network connection, since WINE currently does not support USB in general.
This method has worked for several years across various versions of WINE, SpectraVue and Linux.
- if you don’t have
winealready, install WINE
- configure WINE with MFC42 and VCRun2010:
winetricks mfc42 vcrun2010
- Download SpectraVue and run:
- add to
alias SpectraVue='wine $HOME/.wine/drive_c/SpectraVue/SpectraVue.exe'
For USB-connected RFSpace SDR-IQ, use
siqs-ftdi to make the USB connection.
Ubuntu 14.04, 18.10, 19.04
siqs-ftdi is available in the
cutesdr package for Ubuntu 14.04, 18.10 and newer:
apt install cutesdr
Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04
siqs_ftdi is not included with CuteSDR for Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04.
So we manually extract
siqs-ftdi from the
- Download cutesdr*.deb
mkdir cutesdr dpkg-deb -R cutesdr*.deb cutesdr cp cutesdr/usr/bin/siqs_ftdi ~/.local/bin
- ensure ~/.local/bin is on your PATH by adding to ~/.bashrc:
- Install FTDI driver:
apt install libftdi1-2
SpectraVue with SDR-IQ
- Be sure
siqs-ftdiis running and SDR-IQ is plugged into your PC via USB.
- In SpectraVue, click InputDevice → SDR-IQ (or your radio model).
- Click SDR-IQ Setup → Interface Selection → Network
- click SDR-IQ Setup → Network SDR-IQ Setup → IP Address
Findand select your SDR-IQ
For a network (Ethernet) connected SDR, enter the IP address of the SDR. This does NOT work for USB-connected SDR such as SDR-IQ.
- In SpectraVue, click InputDevice and select your radio model.
- click SDR-IQ Setup → Network SDR-IQ Setup → IP Address (enter IP address of your SDR)
Findand select your SDR
To run SpectraVue simply start it up, perhaps by:
USB SDR and SpectraVue on Linux
This is one of the best ways to use the RFSpace SDR-IQ or other USB-connected SDR on Linux.
- Open a Terminal and type
- Open a second Terminal window and type:
err:module:import_dll Library mfc100.dll (which is needed by L"C:\SpectraVue\IOModule.dll") not found err:module:import_dll Library IOModule.dll (which is needed by L"C:\SpectraVue\SpectraVue.exe") not found err:module:import_dll Library mfc100.dll (which is needed by L"C:\SpectraVue\SpectraVue.exe") not found
are fixed by
err:module:import_dll Library MFC42.DLL (which is needed by L"c:\\SpectraVue\\SDR14X.dll") not found
is fixed by
- CuteSDR with RFSpace SDR-IQ on Linux