Easy RTLSDR Scanner Installation

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Installation just got easier!

One of the problems users often encounter with the RTLSDR Scanner software are the numerous steps required to install it, because of this I've spent some time on converting it to a proper Python package and uploading it to the Python Package Index.

Now, rather than installing numerous dependencies you just need to install Python 2.7, wxPython (on OS X you'll need to run a few more steps) and run the command:

python -m pip install -U rtlsdr_scanner

Windows users can still use the installer that takes care of all the above steps.


Further details can be found on the installation page.




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Trying to get RTLSDR scanner up and running on a 2007 iMac but I can't get wxPython to install. I'm able to get the installer started but always land on an error that says "Install failed. There is no software to install" something to that effect. Any ideas? Tried both the cocoa and carbon version of mxPython. Same problem either way.


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Try following these instructions, wxPython will be automatically installed for you.

I'll update this page to as the process is a bit more involved on OS X.

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