I guess one of the benefits of being on lockdown is that security engineers have a lot of free time on their hands to create new Linux distributions and in this case there are two new Linux distros that have been developed focusing on software defined radios.
- DragonOS – DragonOS LTS an out-of-the-box Lubuntu 18.04 based x86_64 operating system for anyone interested in software defined radios. All source installed software is located in the /usr/src directory while the remaining software was installed by package managers. This is a brief summary of the software included, while not complete, it covers the bigger named packages and some of the drivers installed for the various supported SDRs such as the HackRF One, RTL-SDR, and LimeSDR. This distro includes the following SDR related tools: Universal Radio Hacker, GNU Radio, Aircrack-ng, GQRX, Kalibrate-hackrf, wireshare, gr-gsm, rtl-sdr, HackRF, IMSI-catcher, Zenmap, inspectrum, qspectrumanalyzer, LTE-Cell-Scanner, CubicSDR, Limesuite, ShinySDR, SDRAngel, SDRTrunk, Kismet, BladeRF
- Gorizont-rtlsdr – This distribution contains only RTL2832U chipset family rtl_sdr drivers and modules, and concentrates on providing terrestial HF/VHF/UHF signal processing and portable DAB+ reception with the cheapest and most available equipment. No other devices are supported. This distribution is intended for experimentation and legal listening purposes only. NOTE: No TETRA or similar trunked system decoders are included in this distribution for legal reasons.