Airspy HF+ udev configuration

Some driver packages for the AirspyHF+ will not configure udev rules correctly, which results in the device being visible only with root privileges.

Check first that the Airspy is visible as root. Two simple ways to do this:

If neither of the above work, there may be a larger issue at hand. Check dmesg to see if the Airspy is detected at all.

After verifying that the device is actually visible as root, it is fairly straightforward to configure udev. Edit /etc/udev/rules.d/52-airspyhf.rules to contain:

ATTR{idVendor}=="03eb", ATTR{idProduct}=="800c", SYMLINK+="airspyhf-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="plugdev"
The device will now be available to all users in the the plugdev group. After adding yourself to this group and rebooting (or reloading udev), you should be able to see the Airspy as a non-root user.

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