QIRX SDR

Quick Startup


Startup Step-By-Step

  • Step 1: Download the Binary. Unpack into an arbitrary directory on your machine. In case you prefer to produce the binaries from the sources, first change in Visual Studio to Release Mode. Debug Mode might be not fast enough to run the software. If you prefer to work in Debug Mode anyway, be sure to copy the file qirx.config into the Debug directory containing the qirx.exe.
  • Step 2: In Windows Explorer, select the directory containing the qirx.exe you are going to run.
  • Step 3: Make sure that your audio output (speakers or phone jack) is enabled.
  • Step 4: Make sure that your RTL-SDR compatible dongle is plugged-in.
  • Step 5: In Windows Explorer, start qirx.exe by double-clicking it. The following should happen:
    Command-line window, showing text similar like this, produced by rtl_tcp.exe:


    The QIRX window, looking similar like this:

  • Step 6: In QIRX, select the menu item “Start”, “TCP/IP”. The command-line window should show text similar to this (Important entry: "client accepted"):


    The QIRX window, looking similar like this:

  • Finished

In case you have difficulties performing the steps without errors, please consult the "Troubleshooting" section in the pdf-Version of this guide, contained in the documentation, or download it directly here.