Pager and PDW decoding

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Pager and PDW decoding

Post by dizzie131 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:30 am

Hi everyone.
I run PDW on my PC, and I use the soundcard to decode.
I currently get anywhere from 95%-100% decode, but it's very up and down... I am after something more consistent.
However I have been given an old pager, and I wanted to know if it would decode better than the soundcard?
If so, is there a guide somewhere that I can follow?

Cheers!!
My paging feed website: http://www.cfsres.com

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Re: Pager and PDW decoding

Post by Phantom » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:11 am

95-100% and you want better?
What device are you using to supply the feed into the sound card? Scanner/Radio/SDR?
Got a discriminator tap fitted?
It's a bit hard to tell unless you advise of your current settings?

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Re: Pager and PDW decoding

Post by dizzie131 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:04 am

Yes, I publish the feed, so would prefer consistent decoding.
I just have a VHF scanner into the PC MIC input, via an AUX cord.
No discriminator tap
My paging feed website: http://www.cfsres.com

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Re: Pager and PDW decoding

Post by Discriminator » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:50 pm

dizzie131 wrote:No discriminator tap
No further questions, your honor.

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Re: Pager and PDW decoding

Post by Phantom » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:36 pm

dizzie131 wrote:Yes, I publish the feed....
Ohhh, can of worms there.... I will leave that alone!

This seems the best quality that you will get given you current setup ... Source the un-deemp audio and how that helps

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Re: Pager and PDW decoding

Post by Boort8720 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:09 pm

I use an SDR Dongle hooked up to an exterior VHF TV Antenna, which is pointing towards my closest transmitter. This works a treat.

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