Provided by: gr-dab_0.3-4_amd64 bug


       grdab - DAB / DAB+ receiver for software defined radio


       grdab [global_options] <command> [options]


       All  SDRs  supported  by  gr-osmosdr and which can tune to the DAB frequencies can be used
       with grdab. It has been verified to work with RTL-SDR, HackRF and  USRP  B200.  grdab  can
       receive both DAB and DAB+ audio.


       When connecting a new radio, run:

           grdab adjust

       This  will  bring up a GUI where you will see the frequency spectrum and the constellation

              1.  Drag the channel selector to a valid DAB/DAB+ frequency in your area.

              2.  Adjust the gain sliders such that frequency spectrum looks good. It  should  be
                  an almost square looking wide signal.

              3.  Adjust  the  ppm  slider  until  the  constellation diagram consists of 4 quite
                  confined dots.

              4.  Then click 'save configuration'

              5.  Your SDR is now calibrated and can be used to receive DAB/DAB+ audio.

       The calibration data is stored in the file ~/.grdab/adjustment.yaml. Whenever connecting a
       new SDR, you will have to repeat the adjustment procedure above.

       Check available channels:

       To see what channels are available on a chosen frequency, run:

           grdab info -f <frequency_in_mhz>

       Listen to DAB/DAB+:

       When you find a channel, you can start receiving audio with:

           grdab receive -f 227.360 --bit_rate 80 --address 204 --subch_size 60 --protect_level 2 --audiorate 48000

       where  you replace the different options with the output from 'grdab info' for the desired
       channel. You might have to experiment with a few different values for '--audiorate'  (such
       as  44100 or 48000). Note that DAB+ is default. To receive classic DAB, add '--classic' an

       Ncurses app:

       If you create a file called ~/.grdab/channels.yaml, and list  all  the  channels  in  your
       area, you can afterward use the grdab ncurses application:

           grdab curses

       It   allows   you   to   select  a  channel  and  listen  to  it.  See  /usr/share/doc/gr-
       dab/examples/channels.yaml for an example of a channels.yaml file

       ZMQ source:

       To allow starting and stopping grdab without having to reinitialize the  Software  Defined
       Radio,  you  can start apps/sdr-zmq-daemon in the background. If you then start grdab with
       `grdab -z`, it will start much faster.



           grdab [global_options] adjust [options]   - Adjustment GUI for gain, timing error etc.
           grdab [global_options] info [options]     - List DAB/DAB+ channels on a specific frequency
           grdab [global_options] receive [options]  - Receive audio from a DAB/DAB+ channel
           grdab [global_options] curses [options]   - Ncurses GUI for selecting between multiple channels

       Global options:

              -z     ZeroMQ mode. Expects zmq-sdr-daemon to be running

              --server <address>
                     Address to ZeroMQ (Default is: tcp://

              --server_control <address>
                     Address to ZeroMQ for configuration (Default is: tcp://

       Other options (common for all):

              -f/--freq <freq>
                     Receive frequency in MHz

       Other options (for 'grdab receive' only):

              -a/--audiorate <rate>
                     Audio rate in Hz (default: 48000)

              --bit_rate <val>
                     Bit rate of the DAB/DAB+ channel.

              --address <val>
                     Address of the DAB/DAB+ channel.

              --subch_size <val>
                     Subchannel size of the DAB/DAB+ channel.

              --protect_level <val>
                     Protection level of the DAB/DAB+ channel.

                     Use DAB instead of DAB+




       This manual page was written by Ruben Undheim <> for the  Debian  project
       (and may be used by others).

                                         02 December 2018                                GRDAB(1)