Notes gqrx – piping I/Q audio stream into Max
Update: This method has limitations – see below. It is an alternative to CubicSDR. But not as robust especially with audio streaming. There is something wrong with the I/Q output from gqrx. Can’t get a consistent set of signals across the band.
https://github.com/csete/gqrx Information here on adding hardware drivers.
Install gqrx with macports:
sudo port install gqrx
Install gtelnet with macports (Mac OS has jettisoned telnet)
sudo port install inetutils
Here’s a list of telnet commands that work with gqrx: https://gqrx.dk/doc/remote-control
For some reason gqrx not accepting ivp4 addresses. Need to telnet the frequency commands using this:
gtelnet ::ffff:127.0.0.1 7356
actually this netcat command works too. Make sure to use double quotes:
echo “F 7015000” | nc -w 1 ::ffff:127.0.0.1 7356
In gqrx, select the I/Q demodulator and set the audio output to blackhole 2ch
For some reason, you can’t set the audio output sr to anything other than 48 KHz. This is apparently a feature. So the I/Q output bandwidth is limited, therefore no Wide band FM.
Unfortunately UDP audio streaming is limited to 1 channel, so no chance of I/Q streaming: https://gqrx.dk/doc/streaming-audio-over-udp