CubicSDR Alternatives

    CubicSDR is described as 'cross-platform Software-Defined Radio application which allows you to navigate the radio spectrum and demodulate any signals you might discover'. There are more than 10 alternatives to CubicSDR for Linux, Windows, Mac and Android. The best alternative is GNU Radio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CubicSDR are Gqrx (Free, Open Source), SDR# (Free), inspectrum (Free, Open Source) and SDRangel (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 24, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GNU Radio is a free & open-source software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Gqrx is a software defined radio receiver powered by the GNU Radio SDR framework and the Qt graphical toolkit. It supports many of the SDR hardware available, including Funcube Dongles, rtl-sdr, HackRF and USRP devices.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      SDR# (SDRSharp) is a popular, simple, fast and extensible Software Defined Radio program written from scratch in C# to experiment new Digital Signal Processing techniques and push the Microsoft .NET Framework to its limits.
    1. inspectrum is a tool for analysing captured signals, primarily from software-defined radio receivers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SDRangel is an Open Source Qt5 / OpenGL 3.0+ (Linux) SDR and signal analyzer frontend to various hardware.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      A graphical application for showing the Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) as graph and waterfall diagram of the radio spectrum retrieved by Software Defined Radio (SDR) devices supported by GrOsmoSDR. Plugins enable demodulating a selected signal.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      HDSDR is a freeware Software Defined Radio (SDR) program for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Typical applications are Radio listening, Ham Radio, SWL, Radio Astronomy, NDB-hunting and Spectrum analysis.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A program for software defined radio (SDR).
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      OpenWebRX is a remote spectrum monitoring solution with the following features: - libcsdr based demodulators (AM/FM/SSB), - filters with changeable bandwidth, BFO and PBS, - waterfall display that can be shifted back in time, - uses HTML5 features like WebSocket, Web...
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      Turn any mobile phone or tablet into an affordable and portable software defined radio scanner with spectrum analyser.
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