Adding Support for RTL SDR USB dongles to sdr-radio.com SDR Console V2.x and V3.x


PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF AUGUST 2016 IF YOU INSTALL THE LATEST BUILD OF V3 YOU DO NOT NEED TO INSTALL THE THREE DLLS, AS THEY NOW COME INCLUDED IN THE INSTALL PACKAGE. THE LATEST BUILD IS TO BE FOUND HERE
The procedure described below is no longer required.

Adding Support for RTL SDR USB dongles to sdr-radio.com SDR Console V2.x and V3



If you wish to use the RTL based dongles as USB SDR radios with sdr-radio.com SDR Console V2.x or V3 you will need to add 3 Dlls’ to the program folder.



  • If you haven’t already installed the special drivers for the RTL dongle go to my instructions HERE and do so.

  • Now you need to download the RTL support package from HERE for V2.xHere for V3.x  The file you download is named RTL2832U_Support.zip or RTL2832U_Support V3.zip.  
  • Go to the file and extract it’s contents.

  • Open the folders until you see the screen below.
  • Open the folder that matches your operating system, either x32 for 32 bit or x64 for 64 bit.
  • Copy all 3 files in the folder and then launch SDR Console.  
  • In SDR Console click on the Tools tab and then on the Program Installation button on the ribbon. 
  • In V3 click on Tools tab then Files and then Installation.
  •  The installation folder of SDR Console will open. Close the SDR Console main program. You should now paste the 3 copied files into the folder. If Windows asks if you wish to replace files of the same name with the new ones yes to each file.
  •  Now plug your dongle into the USB port that was used when you previously installed the driver with Zadig.
  •  Launch SDR Console and click on the Select button and you will see the window below.
  •  Click on the Yes button and in the window that appears click on search then RTL SDR (USB) then on OK and you should then see the Search window.
  •  Now see the Search window.
  •  Click on the Yes button and you will see the dongle has been added.
  •  Click OK. On the next screen click on the dongle entry to highlight it then click on start.
  • You should now see and hear your dongle receiving signals with SDR Console.

28 comments:

  1. Great source for resolving my issues with RTL dongle, thank you.

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  2. Great info, easy and worked well. Thanks.

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  3. I downloaded the 3 dll files, but when I go to the installation box, it only has RTL SDR (TCP)

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    1. http://m3ghe.blogspot.co.uk/p/installing-rtl-dongle-sdr-driver-using.html

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    2. Same problem, no change after reinstalling Zadig

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  4. I've been running Zadig, I copied the 3 DLLs, I see and choose RTL2832U on the Select Radio window, but when I click on START, I get the error message: ERROR connecting DVB-T dongle, see logfile for more information.
    Logfile:
    RTL SDR (TCP): Connecting
    18:40:01> Address ..: 127.0.0.1
    18:40:01> Port .....: 1234
    18:40:01> Error 10061 connecting to 127.0.0.1 port 1234

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    1. I realized I have choosen RTL SDR (ICP) and there is no RTL SDR (USB) in my list.

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  5. Finally managed. My mistake was: I copied the DLLS into the X64 folder.

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  6. My even with the additional DLL's do not sintonisa anything, what might be occurring, will be the dongo this screwed??

    O meu mesmo com as DLL's acrescidas não sintonisa nada, o que poderá estar ocorrendo, será o dongo que esta ferrado???

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  7. BTW you need to use the 32 bit dlls even if you are using the 64 bit software

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  8. este processo funcionaria com a versão 3 que o Simon liberou recentemente?

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  9. Hi, I have do all in your guide and all OK but I wonder how to reach setting panel of my RTL2832 device, due my SDR is a direct conversion and need "Q Input"...can you explain me how?

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  11. How can i select the direct sampling mode ?

    73,
    Rudi, HB9ARI

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  13. I followed all the instructions accordingly. But when I select the Start button, following error Message Shows up:
    "Error connecting to*Generic RTL2832U OEM, see logfile for more Information"
    The dongle works under HDSDR
    Any sugestion?
    Thanks

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  14. It may be the USB driver hooks in SDR Console software. Try contacting Zadig about this problem.

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    1. Hi Thomas
      Th error Message mentionnned above doesn't show up anymore. But your SDR Dongle still doesn't work despite the additional Info I got from you.

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    2. Bernard if you install the latest V3 build you do not need to add the dlls as the now come pre installed. the latest build can be found here. http://www.sdr-radio.com/Software/Downloads

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  15. I guess this didn't work the first time...
    I installed SDRRadio, and it seemed to install VC++, but now Windows just reports that it's not a valid Win32 program when I try to run it. I re-re-installed VC++ but still no joy. Is there a way to turn VC++ on, or off for that matter, in WinXP SP3?
    I tried installing it on another XP computer and got the same result?!

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  16. SDR Console V3 does not run on WinXP. Upgrade to at least Win 7SP1.

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