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
wine already, install WINE
Configure WINE with MFC42 and VCRun2010:
winetricks mfc42 vcrun2010
Download SpectraVue and run:
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
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