Scott Traurig, WU2O running V3 on an ANAN-200D






Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is a Windows console for Software Defined Radio (SDR) receivers and transceivers. Designed for the commercial, government, amateur radio and short-wave listener communities, this software provides a powerful interface for all SDR users. is working very closely with leading hardware manufacturers to bring you the best SDR experience available today.

The software is being continually developed with new features added on a regular basis. Licenced radio amateurs and shortwave listeners do not need a licence to use this software; a licence is required for commerical use.

This software supports radio from most major manufacturers, simple soundcard radios such as SoftRocks and the excellent Airspy range. What are you waiting for?


The current stable release is version 2. Development effort is now concentrated on version 3, for full information about this exciting new project click here



This software is financed by donations, if you like it then please consider a donation.


All downloads are available from the downloads page.

In Action










Computer Talk

This software is designed for Windows on the x86 hardware only. The recommended minimum system configuration for a new hardware acquisition is:

  • Windows 7 64-bit,
  • Intel I3,
  • 8GB RAM.



Various articles from Jane's and other sources, also on the front cover of the 2018 ARRL Handbook.


Licencing & Legal

This software is available free of charge only for hobby users such as  radio amateurs and shortwave enthusiasts. Commercial and government users must either purchase a licence.

This software uses some open source software such as icons and DSP routines.


External Radio

You can integrate a standard transceiver with an SDR receiver to create the ultimate solution in terms of cost effectiveness, integration and system flexibility.