Ramiro from t4f.org did a repair of a HackRF One and documented the whole process on his blog: I broke my HackRF One. I have no idea how, but I did it. While testing a power amplifier I realized that there was not transmission at all. After checking the software, the connections and the power amplifier, […]
In this video a HackRF One is used to transmit commands to a RF remote controlled toy car. A GNURadio module is used to generate the control signal, and a Qt(PySide) GUI to listen for keyboard presses. The open source code is available on GitHub.
Michael Ossmann, co-developer of the HackRF open source SDR platform, writes reminding us that the deadline for student’s entries for the Google Summer of Code 2014 is fast approaching. If you or someone you know is a college student who would like to spend the summer getting paid to work on open source source software, […]
If you’re new to RF hacking you may have heard the term “replay attack” and wondered what it takes to implement one. In this academic presentation Practicing a Record-and-Replay System on USRP a group of researchers from the Shenzhen Key Lab of Advanced Communications and Information Processing and Shenzhen University, give a succinct and practical […]
In this talk from the 2013 Digital Communications Conference (DCC) co-sponsored by the ARRL and TAPR, developer Michael Ossmann discussed the origins and development of the HackRF Jawbreaker SDR transceiver. This is Michael’s first talk at an amateur radio oriented conference.
Andy, amateur radio operator KB1OIQ, has released the Version 14 of his Ham Radio Linux LiveDVD containing programs focused on amateur radio and SDR operations. This is a remastered version of Ubuntu Linux. As of version 13, there are 32-bit and 64-bit versions available, as well as an image for the PengPod 1000. This version […]
We previously posted about the GNURadio based scanner for SmartNet II digital radio systems. Now Luke Berndt has updated his project info and has posted samples of the decoded system audio online. It has taken a lot of futzing, but I have my HackRF recording the Washington DC’s Fire Dept radio system and making it […]
In this presentation from the recent Toorcon 15 in San Diego, CA, Jared Boone, co-developer of the HackRF SDR detailed his efforts in reversing tire pressure monitors found on most vehicles. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are present on all US automobiles sold as of 2008. This talk, given at ToorCon 15 in San Diego, […]
Luke Berndt posted on the HackRF-dev forum: “I built a Scanner app so I could use my HackRF to listen to my local fire department. It should work for any Moto SmartNet trunking systems that uses P25 CAI for the voice channels. It is based off the gr-smartnet code and uses DSD to decode the […]
We understand that Michael Ossmann will deliver a talk entitled ” Reverse Engineering with HackRF” at the 44CON conference. This talk will consist of one long demonstration of how to use HackRF to reverse engineer a proprietary radio system. 44CON is an annual Information Security Conference and Training event taking place in London. Designed to […]
BinaryRF has posted a detailed tutorial on using the HackRF SDR to decode POCSAG pager traffic. He starts with the HackRF hardware connected to his Ubuntu Linux box. The basic procedure involves using gqrx, then pipingthe audio output to multimon decoding software using the pavucontrol program.
If you’re into SDR then you have probably heard of GNURadio, gqrx, SDR# and other software tools for controlling RF hardware. With the growing popularity of the HackRF platform and RTL-SDR dongle a new software tool has entered the scene: REDHAWK. As explained by its developers, “REDHAWK is a software-defined radio (SDR) framework designed to […]
Jared Boone, who along with Michael Ossmann developed the HackRF Jawbreaker SDR has designed a LCD/control/audio “shield” PortPack for the HackRF Jawbreaker. He’s displaying the gadget at this month’s BlackHat and DEFCON conferences.
Michael Ossmann has announced that the HackRF SDR is now being offered on Kickstarter! He notes, “This is my first announcement, so you’ll get the first chance at the early-bird reward.”
If you were fortunate enough to score one of the HackRF Jawbreaker SDR boards from Michael Ossmann, you may have noticed the board has an SMA antenna connector as well as a built-in PCB antenna (intended for operation near 900 MHz). Ossmann recommends that you disable the on-board PCB antenna if you intend to use […]
Jared Boone displayed this project at the recent Maker Faire. This project is built around the HackRF, a software-defined radio transceiver. I programmed it to sample 20MHz of radio spectrum from an antenna, do a frequency analysis on the data, and display the results on a Noritake vacuum fluorescent display. I added the tuning wheel […]
Michael Ossmann is giving away HackRF. For more details and to register visit mossmann’s blog: Jawbreaker is the HackRF beta design, and I’m getting ready to ship beta units to as many people as possible. It is a USB-powered SDR peripheral that can transmit or receive virtually any radio signal from 30 MHz to 6 […]
At the recent Toorcon conference in San Diego, Michael Ossmann from GreatScottGadgets presented this talk providing details on his HackRF project which we covered in a recent post. In this video Michael presents an overview of the history of SDR and details on the development of the HackRF board. Visit the HackRF project page for […]