Shortwave Radiogram #159 by Frigid/WA4333SWL

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I almost forgot about this morning’s swradiogram broadcast. This broadcast from WRMI on 15770KHz is the one I ace and decode near perfect every time. I recently built a new PC and I think this is an awesome way to break the thing in. I used Windows 10, RSP1a/SDRuno, and my longwire antenna for these. I am going to stick with this hardware/software configuration as Linux tragically fails at things like this on a constant basis.

I’m stunned at the color contrasts with this weeks images. These really push the limit of MFSK in my opinion. I would like to see the show experiment with other modes more. For instance hell and olivia were fun when they were introduced in the show. Those modes are not time efficient though and would ruin the precious 30 minute block the show has to conform and stick with.

An Alternate Way of Viewing eibispace Shortwave Broadcast Schedules.

If you have not tried some of the different ways to browse and parse radio schedule data, here is your chance to follow along. First, you are going to want to install Java from https://www.java.com/en/download/win10.jsp (I use Windows 10. Download the version for your operating system.) Then you are going to want to pull down the schedule in a special format to manipulate later on in this post. You can get it here http://www.eibispace.de/dx/eibi-radioexplorer-a20.zip . DO NOT UNZIP OR EXTRACT THE ZIP FILE FROM eibispace.de. Next, download Radio Explorer from http://www.radioexplorer.com.ru/en/download.html . Unzip and extract this zip file to the same folder with the eibi-radioexplorer-a20.zip file.

On to the final step. With Java installed as outlined above, execute RadioExplorer.jar under the Radio Explorer folder you unzipped earlier. In radio explorer, open the eibi-radioexplorer-a20.zip file as below.

New Uniden BCD536HP Tabletop Scanner

So, I purchased a new scanner. I have been wanting a scanner now for about 2 years now. It’s a Uniden BCD536HP and was $500. The receiver is well worth that. I am constantly on this thing scanning my area and other areas. The thing is, the software that makes it possible to run a web server and host and control the unit over the web costs too much so I think I’m just going to use the scanner as a standalone device. It does have recording functions and replay functions that saves files to an micro-sd card. That is a plus. I shouldn’t have teased myself with the software with their 30 day trial. They know that once someone wants to use it and gets a chance to use it, that there is a high chance that someone will fork over the $50. Sorry, not me, I just payed a crap load of money on this unit and you cant even give me something so I can integrate it with windows and server technologies. For now, I will use the 30 day evaluation to give me time to gather the funds for it.

I do have a good system going to operate it along side of my PC tasks and SDR activities. It sits on top of my PC tower with the USB connected to Windows 10 virtual com port. I then turn the scanner on, and it asks me if I want to connect to the PC as a storage device (To grab recording sessions from the scanner) or as a device on a com port. I select com port and open up Proscan 16.3 and I can control it like an SDR suite. I then can make videos about it and etc. Proscan also can serve out your audio using a micro web service embedded in the software. Very convenient.