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User mode driver for Airspy HF+

This repository contains host software (Linux/Windows) for Airspy HF+, a high performance software defined radio for the HF and VHF bands.

How to build host software on Windows:

For VisualStudio 2013 or later:

  • git clone host
  • Download
  • Extract libusb- to host directory
    • You should have host\libusb-1.0.20
  • Download
  • Extract to host directory
    • You should have host\libpthread-2-9-1-win
  • Navigate to src and Launch airspyhf.sln with VisualStudio 2013 or later
  • In Visual Studio, choose Release, x86 or x64 then Build Solution

For MinGW:

git clone host

cd host

mkdir build

cd build

Normal version:

cmake ../ -G "MSYS Makefiles" -DLIBUSB_INCLUDE_DIR=/usr/local/include/libusb-1.0/

Debug version:

cmake ../ -G "MSYS Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -DLIBUSB_INCLUDE_DIR=/usr/local/include/libusb-1.0/


make install

How to build the host software on Linux:

Prerequisites for Linux (Debian/Ubuntu/Raspbian):

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake libusb-1.0-0-dev pkg-config

Build host software on Linux:



cd airspyhf-master

mkdir build

cd build



sudo make install

sudo ldconfig

Clean CMake temporary files/dirs:

cd airspyhf-master/build

rm -rf *

Principal authors:

Ian Gilmour and Youssef Touil

This file is part of Airspy HF (with user mode driver based on Airspy R2, itself based on HackRF project see

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