Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

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Community-based support channels are hosted on the Freenode IRC network for both USRP and GNU Radio. These channels are generally active and can often be a great way to get live, real-time help. While Ettus Research only provides official support through the usrp-users and discuss-gnuradio mailing lists, and by direct email at "support@ettus.com", IRC can be an excellent supplementary support resource. Please note that although Ettus Research is not able to continuously monitor these IRC channels, and cannot not guarantee a timely response via IRC, you will often find people from Ettus Research online, and the members of the community are technical, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Introduction

IRC is a free, open-source public chat system.

Please see the resources below for more information.

Etiquette

Channels

There are two relevant support channels, listed below. Both are hosted on the IRC server irc.freenode.net.

  • The #usrp - webchat channel is aimed at discussions about USRP and UHD.
  • The #gnuradio - webchat channel is aimed at discussions about GNU Radio and SDR signal processing.

Clients

There are numerous free open-source IRC clients for all operating systems.

Some specific popular clients are listed below.

A list of chat commands is below.