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CW decode software

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:23 am
by BCORover
I have just ordered my SDR Play and was wondering if any of the available software packages (currently looking at SDRConsole) have inbuilt CW decode capability - or a plugin that would do so ?

John

Re: CW decode software

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:45 pm
by NN4F
John,

there are several programs you can use to decode cw, CWget, FLDigi, Multipsk, I personally have found CWGet the most accurate on machine/keyer CW, can get a bit lost on straight key morse...

you can run any sdr program and pipe the audio to the decoder, via a virtual cable, or if you look in your sound card recording devices, you can use stereo mix too...

Older SDR console used to have a CW decoder, but the author took it out, now only does PSK/RTTY, lots of people on his yahoo group have been asking for the CW back, so who knows...

Paul - NN4F

Re: CW decode software

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:49 pm
by BCORover
Hello Paul

I really appreciate your reply, and will look through the programs you mention.

Could you clarify one point for me? What is a "virtual cable"?

Thank you for your help.

John

Re: CW decode software

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:37 am
by Alastair_BKA
BCORover wrote:Hello Paul

I really appreciate your reply, and will look through the programs you mention.

Could you clarify one point for me? What is a "virtual cable"?

Thank you for your help.

John


http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Cable/

Re: CW decode software

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:46 pm
by kx7m
I guess the same applies to CW Skimmer, i.e. the only way to get SDRPlay to "talk" to skimmer is via Virtual Audio Cable, limiting the deciding bandwidth to 24kHz.
Has anyone played with CWSkimmer and SDRPlay?

Re: CW decode software

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:36 am
by Fones
I did it a while ago, using VAC.

Re: CW decode software

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:49 pm
by NN4F
kx7m wrote:I guess the same applies to CW Skimmer, i.e. the only way to get SDRPlay to "talk" to skimmer is via Virtual Audio Cable, limiting the deciding bandwidth to 24kHz.
Has anyone played with CWSkimmer and SDRPlay?


You can set VAC to 192khz wide and and use softrock IF, works great, and using sdr-console you can have multiple VFO's feedinfg separate VAC's

Paul

Re: CW decode software

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:09 pm
by jon
There's a neat video on setting up CW Skimmer and HDSDR here https://youtu.be/tw205yjZsug