SDR Touch Alternatives

    SDR Touch is described as 'Turn any mobile phone or tablet into an affordable and portable software defined radio scanner with spectrum analyser'. There are more than 10 alternatives to SDR Touch for Linux, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is CubicSDR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SDR Touch are Gqrx (Free, Open Source), SDR# (Free), GNU Radio (Free, Open Source) and SDRangel (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 12, 2019

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      CubicSDR is a cross-platform Software-Defined Radio application which allows you to navigate the radio spectrum and demodulate any signals you might discover.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      GNU Radio is a free & open-source software development toolkit that provides signal processing blocks to implement software radios.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      SDRangel is an Open Source Qt5 / OpenGL 3.0+ (Linux) SDR and signal analyzer frontend to various hardware.


    1. inspectrum is a tool for analysing captured signals, primarily from software-defined radio receivers.
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      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Software Defined Radio (SDR) for analog and digital modulation modes.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      A program for software defined radio (SDR).
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