[Skimmertalk] A multi-band scanning SDR-IQ
k3ukandy at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 18:56:46 PST 2012
Just having a little fun tonight. I have my SDR-IQ scanning 4 bands
and "skimming" CW signals for reports to the Reverse Beacon Network.
K3UK TM1T 3523.3 CQ 16 dB 24 wpm 0235z 29 Jan
K3UK K7ROH 7107.9 CQ 12 dB 16 wpm 0235z 29 Jan
K3UK AA3B 1812.9 CQ [LoTW] 32 dB 29 wpm 0231z 29 Jan
K3UK F5KMB/P 3534.2 CQ 15 dB 25 wpm 0230z 29 Jan
K3UK VE3MMQ 1828.6 CQ [LoTW] 31 dB 28 wpm 0227z 29 Jan
The SDR-IQ does not facilitate decoding of more than a 190 Khz
single band segment, BUT I have achieved a multi-band capability
...of sorts. It sound complicated but it really is not... here is
how I do it.
I use Commander from the DX LAB Suite , and it controls my TS-2000.
My TS2000 is sync'd with the SDR-IQ via Microham's device router
virtual serial ports. So, wherever Commander tells my TS-2000 to go,
my SDR-IQ immediately follows. The TS-2000 is just a band changer, it
is not involved in receiving any signals. It is involved as a
transmitter if I desire to work a station. Commander is configured
with the bands I wish to scan, and the "dwell time" I wish to use
between band changes. I then run CW Skimmer and also W3OA's Commander
extension that links Commander and the CW Skimmer. I have DX Lab's
Spotcollector collecting all my skims for analysis AND audible voice
announcements of any needed DXCC entities! , I also have the Reverse
beacon network aggregator reporting my skims to the network.
K3UK AA1K 1837.2 CQ [LoTW] 27 dB 32 wpm 0245z 29 Jan
K3UK WA1MXT 3599.0 CQ 29 dB 22 wpm 0244z 29 Jan
K3UK W2LJ 3548.0 CQ [LoTW] 8 dB 20 wpm 0244z 29 Jan
K3UK K7ROH 7117.9 CQ 14 dB 16 wpm 0243z 29 Jan
K3UK NQ4I 1861.6 CQ [LoTW] 21 dB 25 wpm 0241z 29 Jan
Just some mindless fun on a stormy night.
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