Check out My PDW Setup

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Check out My PDW Setup

Post by comport1 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:01 pm

Hey Guys

Just thought i'd share with you my PDW setup.

Using 2 UBC355XLT, Running 2 x PDW on Windows XP, on a Dell GX620 with Dual Monitor Output! (Can't kill it!) (1 PDW is using Slicer Comport 148.6375 & 1 on Audio on Soundcard on 148.5625 100% decode on both all day everyday! Backup on UPS for Computer, and Scanners Auto Switch to Battery backup in case of mains failure.

Below is the Server Cabinet with the Scanners.
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Dual Monitors below: Left for 148.6375 & Right for 146.5625
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The Antenna: Since all Digital TV has now gone FULL UHF, plenty of VHF TV Antennas now useless! Not for this setup, A recycled VHF TV Yagi Antenna, which works great! Fed with RG-6 QUAD CORE Coax. Also used as the AIS Reciever antenna as well. See below

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Below is the splitter going to both scanners and AIS Reciever.
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Well I hope you enjoyed!!

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Re: Check out My PDW Setup

Post by chainz » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:16 pm

Not a bad setup, But I would perfer using a usb rtl-sdr device, only 30 bucks and can do 2 signals at once on 2 different frequencys.

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Post by railsquad77 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:26 pm

Nice

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Post by Xstream003 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:11 pm

Nice setup mate!

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Post by Scannersplitterguy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:26 pm

That's what I like to see - a neat, well laid out setup.
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Post by Gearbox92 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:27 pm

Very nice! I'm interested to know if you've tried running multiple instances of pdw using virtual comports? I have given it a go with no luck yet.

Also have you set up email notifications or similar for when you aren't around?

Thanks! :)

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Post by comport1 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:25 pm

Scannersplitterguy wrote:That's what I like to see - a neat, well laid out setup.
:-)
Thanks for the comment. Oh, and using your Cable I purchased from you too!! Well done, I have bought several off you over the years, and never had thing go wrong with them... I also have a remote access PDW setup as well, from nearly 1000k's from my location... I will also put some info and photos up of that soon.....also running your cable! :)

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Post by comport1 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:31 pm

Gearbox92 wrote:Very nice! I'm interested to know if you've tried running multiple instances of pdw using virtual comports? I have given it a go with no luck yet.

Also have you set up email notifications or similar for when you aren't around?

Thanks! :)
Hi Gearbox, I have never tried that, but I find this is working well. I have the FSK Cable from Scannersplitterguy running into the Comport as Slicer, and the other scanner, just straight audio in, no DISC Tap, and works fine...Like I said, 100% decode success all day everyday. To be honest, i have Never Used a Disc Tap yet, althought my UBC9000XLT has installed, and i was going to install a Disc Tap into a UBC355XLT, nut that was only if i was going to have decode problems...I have been using PDW since it's early days. Enjoying more and more everyday.

Keep an eye out, I will post my remote access PDW as well...

And a BIG YES to email notifications. They work a treat, using them all the time. Straight to the Phone / ipad etc etc

Cheers
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Post by Gearbox92 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:12 pm

comport1 wrote:
Gearbox92 wrote:Very nice! I'm interested to know if you've tried running multiple instances of pdw using virtual comports? I have given it a go with no luck yet.

Also have you set up email notifications or similar for when you aren't around?

Thanks! :)
Hi Gearbox, I have never tried that, but I find this is working well. I have the FSK Cable from Scannersplitterguy running into the Comport as Slicer, and the other scanner, just straight audio in, no DISC Tap, and works fine...Like I said, 100% decode success all day everyday. To be honest, i have Never Used a Disc Tap yet, althought my UBC9000XLT has installed, and i was going to install a Disc Tap into a UBC355XLT, nut that was only if i was going to have decode problems...I have been using PDW since it's early days. Enjoying more and more everyday.

Keep an eye out, I will post my remote access PDW as well...

And a BIG YES to email notifications. They work a treat, using them all the time. Straight to the Phone / ipad etc etc

Cheers
Thanks for sharing your setup! I have a similar one. Same FSK cable from scannersplitterguy into the comport, only an indoor antenna so the decode rate fluctuates anywhere between 80% and 98% but still works very well. I also use a Remote Desktop app on my phone to access the computer as well as email notifications.

Out of curiosity, what do you primarily use the decoder for? Work/play?

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Post by astro_boy1 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:36 pm

What is the two silver boxes on the left with the coax running to them?

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Post by comport1 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:42 pm

Gearbox92 wrote:
Out of curiosity, what do you primarily use the decoder for? Work/play?
Mainly play, as part of my Scanning Hobby.. but very useful as a Volunteer as well! So, you could say both work & play ;)
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Post by comport1 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:44 pm

astro_boy1 wrote:What is the two silver boxes on the left with the coax running to them?
Hey Astro

The Top Box is a NASA AIS Receiver for Ship movements/tracking...into ShipPlotter

The bottom Silver Box is an ADS-B Receiver (Beast) for plane tracking...into PlanePlotter

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Post by comport1 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:15 pm

Hey Folks

I have also posted a Remote Access PDW setup below....check it out ;)

http://www.aussiescanners.com.au/forum/ ... =67&t=7042

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Post by fire_rescue » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:57 pm

awesome setup

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Post by Blake » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:00 pm

That is a very, VERY nice setup mate.
I absolutely love it.
I may just have to copy some ideas :)
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Post by Phantom » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:42 pm

Wow, talk about bring up an old topic!

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Post by Blake » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:14 am

Phantom wrote:Wow, talk about bring up an old topic!
Yep. :D

'Holy thread resurrection Batman' :lol: :roll:
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Post by comport1 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:41 pm

Blake wrote:That is a very, VERY nice setup mate.
I absolutely love it.
I may just have to copy some ideas :)
Cheers.
Thanks for that! Yep, i am currently upgrading this setup, and you can follow my progress at this thread below...
http://www.aussiescanners.com.au/forum/ ... =67&t=7798

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Post by Blake » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:17 pm

Cheers for that comport,
more PDW porn for me to look at. :lol:

Keen to follow your setup.
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