Any update on the Snappy Ubuntu Core for the LimeSDR lately? I’m anxious to see some activity on this because I’d like to see a way other than though the other LimeSDR apps like GQRX (Linux) and SDRConsole (Windows) to stream I/Q and control packets over a network (or the web) to control and listen from a LimeSDR. Here’s the reason why:
KiwiSDR recently began deliveries of their KiwiSDR coupled to a Beaglebone Green to make a highly effective HF receiver that can be added to a network and accessed by a web browser. A good example of this is at this web address:
There are multiple KiwiSDRs out there all over the planet that are being used as HF remote receivers - pick any one of them and start listening…It is amazing what’s out there. The biggest drawback of the ‘Kiwi’ is that it’s HF-only, but some have added downconversion to make the ‘Kiwi’ capable of listening in other V/UHF band segments - albeit that it’s limited to 30MHz of tuning range. LimeSDR is perfectly capable of achieving this too, but with substantially more receiver bandwidth than the KiwiSDR has and would be useful for ALL radio services (even Satellite) for radio enthusiasts to monitor.
I know there are many that want to see the Snappy Ubuntu Core developed, but I think the time has come for LimeSDR to have the same capability of using the core to perform the same - if not better - way of making the LimeSDR capable of streaming its I/Q and control packets in the same way and be used for remote monitoring of the like of SDR.hu. For that matter, LimeSDRs could be part of the SDR.hu list and have the huge added benefit of transmitting, too (where practical and proper).
This isn’t ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ more-so than it’s a call for the LimeSDR to take the next step in its development. Getting the Snappy core capable of running a radio server app.
So, with that, what’s happening along those lines…? Let us all know - I’m REAL interested in setting up a LimeSDR radio server soon on the Snappy.