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VidarParry

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G'day from Australia!
« on: 04 Aug 2013, 08:22:27 »
Hi all,
Actually I'm English but have lived in Australia for about 23 years, so I guess that's nearly Australian:)

Have two PCs monitoring two POCSAG frequencies via 2-level discriminators from the discriminator taps on two scanners. Both are decoding 512 and 1200 baud transmissions. External antenna is a Yagi directed at the transmitter which is about 6km away line of sight, with the antenna feed going through a splitter. This setup still misses about 10% of messages, but I'm resigned to it now!!

Love PDW and am also the moderator of the Yahoo PDW-Forum group list.

Big thank you to Peter Hunt and Rene for continuing to keep PDW alive.

I wonder what the future holds for PDW and 'free' decoding as Windows XP moves further out of support, and PCs with native serial ports become extinct?

Cheers
...Steve

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Re: G'day from Australia!
« Reply #1 on: 04 Aug 2013, 11:37:20 »
Love PDW and am also the moderator of the Yahoo PDW-Forum group list.

Big thank you to Peter Hunt and Rene for continuing to keep PDW alive.

I wonder what the future holds for PDW and 'free' decoding as Windows XP moves further out of support, and PCs with native serial ports become extinct?
Welcome Steve!

PDW supports the USB enabled RS232 interface, albeit currently only for a limited number of bit rates. This works on Windows 7 and 8.

Regards,
Rene