Posts Tagged ‘HackRF’

Repairing the HackRF

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Ramiro from 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...

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Sniffing GSM traffic with HackRF and GNU Radio

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

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HackRF One with gr-remotecar

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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.

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Google Summer of Code 2014

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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...

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Academic paper: hacking with RF replay attacks

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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,...

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DCC/TAPR video: HackRF – A Low Cost SDR Platform

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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.

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Ham Radio Linux LiveDVD Ver. 14 supports RTL-SDR, HackRF and more

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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...

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Update: HackRF based SmartNet radio monitor

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

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...

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Video: Reversing Tire Pressure Monitors with SDR

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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...

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GNURadio based scanner for SmartNet II digital radio systems

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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...

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44CON to include HackRF presentation

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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...

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HackRF and POCSAG decoding

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

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.

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REDHAWK SDR software

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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...

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HackRF Jawbreaker PortaPack

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

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.

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HackRF Kickstarter

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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."

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Video: HackRF Jawbreaker SDR antenna mod

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

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...

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HackRF based radio spectrum analyzer

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

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....

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Mossmann: HackRF giveaway

Friday, May 10th, 2013

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...

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Toorcon: HackRF low cost SDR platform

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

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...

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