I had no luck building with qmake, eventually I got it built using cmake. Sort of the usual way, cd into where it is, mkdir build, cd build, but then
which I had to figure out because the documentation assumes qmake is going to work. They also seem to use an airspy dongle, I have a Chinese rtl2832. That's all set: dump1090 works on it just fine. Being new, I haven't figured out what ppm correction I need to get it exactly on frequency, but this is a tcxo one, it may not need that, it's supposed to stay within 1 ppm.
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cmake ../ -DRTLSDR=ON -DRTLTCP=ON -DINSTALL_UDEV_RULES=ON -DDETACH_KERNEL_DRIVER=ON
But I can't find any signals, maybe there aren't any here. This is listening on VHF frequencies, there's something similar in use on HF/shortwave. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Radio_Mondiale It sounds like a buzz saw if you run across it. I have gotten those to decode, several years ago. VHF (~170 - 200 MHz) is going to be very local, like 100 miles or so. Here in the US it's well, weird. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_radio Elsewhere it may well work, but searching this forum for qt-dab turned up nothing, plus it's not in the debs. The panel probably isn't supposed to say TextLabel on it, somebody goofed.
If you get it running (make and make install) it puts a ~/.qt-dab.ini file in your home directory, that holds the settings of the GUI widgets on the front panel.