FunCube Dongle on Ubuntu 12.04 with GQRX

FunCube Dongle Against 1/4 Inch Graph Paper

FunCube Dongle Against 1/4 Inch Graph Paper

I recently purchased a FunCube Dongle, so far I like it a lot.  There are, however, a couple of things that could be improved upon.  The first complaint I have is the lack of front end filtering.  However there’s not much that can be done because of wide receive range.  The second complaint I have is the lack of software for Linux.  I think my favorite software so far is GXRX.  GQRX is pretty temperamental getting to run on Ubuntu 12.04.  GQRX seems to be hard coded to use Boost1.42.0.

You must install:

libboost-system1.42.0
libboost-date-time1.42.0
libboost-program-options1.42.0
libboost-filesystem1.42.0
libboost-thread1.42.0

Here’s the command:

sudo apt-get install libboost-system1.42.0 libboost-date-time1.42.0 libboost-program-options1.42.0 libboost-filesystem1.42.0 libboost-thread1.42.0

The other day I had a weird problem with GQRX.  The audio was very choppy and I was getting “aU” in the terminal window.  Apparently this is caused by overflow on the USB port.  This gave me some light on the problem.