Sound card RTTY/CW decoder software

Sound card RTTY/CW decoder software

Post by Fishguard High Schoo » Tue, 30 Mar 1999 04:00:00


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Quote:>I've downloaded several of the decoder applications that are supposed to work
>via a Soundblaser.  I can get any of them to work.  Has anybody had any luck?
>Thanks
>Steve

Hi Steve,

Where did you get these programmes from? I'd like to take a look at
them. Are they just available for RTTY and CW or can you get others eg
SITOR and Packet as well.

James

 
 
 

Sound card RTTY/CW decoder software

Post by Fishguard High Schoo » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:>> >I've downloaded several of the decoder applications that are supposed to work
>> >via a Soundblaser.  I can get any of them to work.  Has anybody had any luck?
>> >Thanks
>> >Steve
>> Hi Steve,
>> Where did you get these programmes from? I'd like to take a look at
>> them. Are they just available for RTTY and CW or can you get others eg
>> SITOR and Packet as well.
>> James
>James:
>Try this link and if you can get it to work, let me know.
>http://www.megalink.net/~n1rct/pgms.html

I've just tried a programme called FTV that seems to work fine just not
with my radio and soundcard as I have the SB 2.0 and only the SB 3.0 +
is supported so I have to run it from windows which is not stable at
all. It seems to be pretty lax at picking up morse too. Which is prett
much all I'm interested in. But I'm sure someone out there can get it to
work if I've got this far.

James
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Fishguard High School

 
 
 

Sound card RTTY/CW decoder software

Post by chri » Wed, 31 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Hi there
I myself have tried several  and I never could get any of em to work
right half the time either .My setup was a Drake R-4A or a Collins R-390
and an AST 486dx66 with WIN95 and before that WIN3.11 with an Opti931
(soundblaster compatible) soundcard. I know for a fact it wasn't the
radios that were the problem but rather the halfassed software being
able to  sort thru all  the signal and come up with  something that made
sense.MY conclusion  is that to get consistently good results a
standalone decoder is the best way to go.Although these are more
expensive they are truly dedicated decoders  with hardware that doesn't
fail if a file  blows up thanks to Gates95. There is a decoder card (
ISA expansion slot ? )made by a Universal Radio supplier  called a
M-1200 or M-1000  that would also work  but from what I heard they seem
to work only on 486's for some reason .I am now currently using an
Info-Tech M-600 CW\RTTY\Sitor A-B with an el cheapo Zenith monochrome
CRT.The price is  probably a lot less that I paid for it about 3  years
ago or so .Back then it was about 200  bucks or so  for the decoder.If
you are really and truly interested in digital  decoding this would be
the most hassle free way to go in my opinion.
Chris

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