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Control Software for AOR AR2300

The AOR AR2300 is a PC Controlled All-Mode Communications Receiver that spans 40kHz to 3.15GHz. Since the radio is simply a black box with no front panel one must either use the software that comes with it or roll your … Continue reading

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SP5T Microwave Switch

Too many signals on different bands and tired of manually changing feed lines? Mini-circuits has a nice line of RF Matrix Switches that are USB controlled. I recently acquired a USB-4SPDR-A18 and have now finally gotten around to mounting and … Continue reading

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New Inmarsat Aero-H and H+ Decoder in Development

Another new decoder project is in the works. This is another Multi-Channel decoder for Aero but instead of just ACARS and CPDLC it does AMBE and LPC voice decode. The screenshot below shows call logging status output from the prototype … Continue reading

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Antenna Tracking Software Updated

I developed this little application a couple years ago to manage shuttle passes for automated s-band reception/recording. I have started using it more for DSN now and so have updated it with some new features. The tracker gets it’s Ephemeris … Continue reading

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Inmarsat Aero-P ACARS Multi-Channel Decoder

Inmarsat Aero-P includes an ACARS service for airlines to use while transiting the various ocean regions. This is much more reliable than HF ACARS. Inmarsat hosts 3-4 Aero-P control channels on L-Band for each ocean region. Each control channel is … Continue reading

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Multi-Channel Inmarsat-C Decoder

Below is graphical overview of Marine-C, an Ethernet based Multi-Channel Inmarsat-C decoder. The decoder is able to simultaneous decode up to 12 channels and therefore can cover an entire ocean region with this single application. The decoder monitors all LES … Continue reading

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New Hardware for some new Software

I have been working on some new decoding software that directly interfaces to RF Space SDR-IP or NetSDR. These SDR’s provide wide-band IQ data over Ethernet and are ideal for plug and play operation. All the new decoders are multi-channel … Continue reading

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Energy Monitoring

Each month i’m amazed at the total energy spend, so I think it might make sense to start monitoring things to understand where all the power is going. I settled on a Brultech ECM-1240 system. The system is made up … Continue reading

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Updated Scanner Hardware Layout

All scanners are under software control and there is no need to see them so I have relocated them to a rack in the server room. Also relocated is the associated audio processing equipment: line level amplifier, compressor and USB … Continue reading

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Mobile Sonde Receiver & SDR

Another winter project! Mobile Sonde hunting is difficult enough without having to worry about the radio moving around in the back seat as one drives. In the past, my R8500’s power or IF would disconnect depending on how fast a … Continue reading

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