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Integrated Radio/Decoder Software - There are a few programs that combine radio control and digital decoding. This is a category that isn't well explored by most manufacturers, but is unique for its all in one approach.
Soundcard Digital Decoders - Without a doubt, most of the active development has been in the area of decoding using a simple connection to a sound card in a computer. Many such packages now exist, with more gradually making their way onto the market. Even here, some have extensive aids, waterfall displays and other devices to help decode (and sometimes analyze) an unknown signal
Amateur Radio Digital Software - If you're a ham who happens to use one of the packages listed in this section, you may be surprised to learn that they will also decode HF-FAX and SITOR-B (sometimes also known as AMTOR Mode B, AMTOR FEC and NAVTEX) weather broadcasts. Those that can decode MFSK32 or MFSK64 transmissions will be useful if you wish to view the special broadcasts being made by the VoA. See the VoA Radiogram blog for more information.
Decoders Using RS-232 Interfaces - This section lists software that needs some sort of interface (usually a RS232 connection like the Hamcomm or Tigertronics Bay-Pac modem) to feed the program. These programs are very old; dont expect much support for them. They will, however, run on very old PCs
IPhone(c), IPAD(c) and IPOD Touch (c) Digital Decoding Software - We have some digital decoding packages listed here that can run on an IPhone, IPad or IPod Touch. You can either use the built in speaker, or better, a connection between your receiver and unit. These links come from Black Cat Systems
DSP Audio Programs - What if you're using a less expensive program, or perhaps using a PK232 and would like a better tuning aid, or would like to do some viewing with an analyzer? Well, up to a few years ago, you were out of luck. With the development of DSP processing, and the popularity of soundcard programs, such programs are now readily available. Some allow you to create your own filters, view a signal with an audio spectrum analyzer, and more.
Note that any link that is green can interface with Software Defined Radios (SDRs). Please see the website or the technical documentation for more information.
Please note that the Sorcerer, Signals Analysis and Utlity DXing Primer documentation (in PDF) are courtesy of the UDXF Modes page.
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Last Modified: 5 June 2015
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