RFSpace SpectraVue is a nice SDR GUI that work both online (with a radio) and offline (from a saved file).
SpectraVue is a Windows program that also works 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.
SpectraVue on Linux is run via WINE. Configure WINE with MFC42 and VCRun2010:
winetricks mfc42 vcrun2010
Download RFSpace 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.
siqs-ftdi is available in the
cutesdr package for
apt install cutesdr
If siqs_ftdi is not included with your CuteSDR Ubuntu package, it’s possible to manually extract
siqs-ftdi from the
cutesdr*.deb for your platform using dpkg-deb:
mkdir cutesdr dpkg-deb --raw-extract cutesdr*.deb cutesdr cp cutesdr/usr/bin/siqs_ftdi ~/.local/bin
Ensure ~/.local/bin is on 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