Thank you both for the software recommendation...
I finally got it working...gona call it a junk cable sent with the reciever also....recieved a local broadcast fm station..
Now to figure out how to surf the bands..
An outdoor antenna will give better reception as the one they usually include with the package is nothing to write home about. Also use the RF gain slider judiciously as overload can occur with strong signals. Check out videos by Software Defined Radio Community Signals Everywhere he's got loads of info on SDR. Have fun.