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airspyhf_rx(1) User Commands airspyhf_rx(1)


airspyhf_rx - probe device and show configuration


The AirspyHF is a tiny and efficient software defined radio receiver.

This application lets the user probe the device and show configuration.





Receive data into the file; stdout emits values on standard output
Open device with specified 64bits serial number
Set frequency in MHz between 9 kHz - 31 MHz or 60 - 260 MHz
Set sample rate, at the moment only 768 kS/s supported
Number of samples to transfer (default is unlimited)
Verbose mode
Receive data into file with WAV header and automatic name This is for SDR# compatibility and may not work with other software It works even with HDSDR
HF AGC on / off
HF AGC threshold high / low (when AGC On)
HF attenuator value 0..8 (each step increases 6 dB the attenuation)
on to activate LNA (preamplifier): +6 dB gain - compensated in digital.
Do not attempt to use manual AGC/LNA commands (useful in order to avoid errors with old firmware)


AirspyHF web page:

Other airspyhf programs:

airspyhf_rx(1), airspyhf_gpio(1), airspyhf_lib_version(1), airspyhf_rx(1)


This manual page was written by Maitland Bottoms for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


Copyright (c) 2020 A. Maitland Bottoms <>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

2020.08.10 AIRSPYHF