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SDRsharp with Virual Radar

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:57 am
by DerekHenderson
Hi to all just new SDR I have SDR# and Virtual Radar up and running on my Win10 laptop
Can someone explain to me how to "interface" the two to show aircraft
I have seen the ADS B scope app within the SDR# download folder but need help on

Rgds DerekHenderson

Re: SDRsharp with Virual Radar

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:04 am
by evangelyul
what sdr equipment you use ? usb dongle or something else ?

Re: SDRsharp with Virual Radar

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:36 am
by DerekHenderson
Hi I am using a NSDR smart dongle by noolec It is set up withe Zadig drivers etc and works ok
Just cannot figure out how to connect the SDR# side to the VRS side

If I plug it into my old XP desktop it works fine with the Planeplotter and the rtl1090 decoder

Thanks Derek Henderson

Re: SDRsharp with Virual Radar

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm
by evangelyul
first of all you must have a decoder running (listening) to the output from the dongle. ( SDR# is not for this purpose )
try dump1090 by Malcolm Robb
or mutability
the only thing i would change in the dump1090 settings will be gain ( not -10 but 43.9
avoids overloading the dongle).
with the default settings dump1090 provides beast format output on 30005.
in VRS -> Tools -> Options -> Locations add your location coordinates and rename location to 'Home'.
in VRS -> Tools -> Options -> Receivers press the green plus sign (+) to add a new receiver with following settings:
Format : AVR or Beast Raw Feed
Location : Home
Connection type : Network
Address : or your local IP 192.168.1.nnn (basically the dongle IP)
Port: 30005
un-click the checkbox 'Send keep-alive packets'
now press the button (top right) 'Test Connection' . if all is OK you ll get a message saying : 'A connection can be made with these settings' (means dongle data received 30005)
in your browser enter and if your antenna/dongle is receiving anything, it will be displayed by VRS.
now, cause win10 sucks, you may run into security/admin issues where i cant help you. this why i still use win7.

HTH and good luck

Re: SDRsharp with Virual Radar

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:45 am
by DerekHenderson
Thanks for the information will go ahead and give it a try Yes Win 10 is a bit iffy
I still like the old XP myself !

Many Thanks Derek Henderson