Amateur Radio Soundblaster Software Collection

(by Dr. Oliver Welp, DL9QJ)



neu Latest Changes neu

  • General update of page, yet to be completed [Oct-2007]

Buch Internet Werbung in eigener Sache:

Das Buch "Internet für Funkamateure und Kurzwellenhörer" von DL9QJ - erschienen September 2001 im VTH-Verlag. Bezug nur direkt über den Autor (Preis: EUR 11,00).
Buch Internet

... und in "fremder" Sache:


...das Nutzen dieses Links hilft dem Aufrechterhalten dieser Seiten! Bei Ebay lassen sich u. a. gebrauchte Soundkarten ersteigern, die für die hier gelisteten Programme ideal sind. Ein älterer - originaler - Creative Labs SB 16 (ISA) ist für wenig Geld zu haben, reicht von der Leistung her völlig aus und vermeidet Kompatibilitätsprobleme (vgl. Abschnitt Erfahrungen). Eine Registrierung bei Ebay ist kostenlos.



Flag D

Einführung


Flag UK

Introduction


Noch vor einigen Jahren galten RTTY, FAX, SSTV & Co. als Sonderbetriebsarten, da der Aufwand, um darin QRV zu werden, insbesondere im Hardware-Bereich recht hoch war. Mit der Verbreitung von Computern übernahmen diese einen Teil der Aufgaben, und schon mit minimalen Aufwand (z. B. HamComm-Komperatormodem) konnten recht brauchbare Ergebnisse erzielt werden. Da inzwischen in den meisten Computern auch eine Soundkarte steckt, liegt es nahe, diese mit den Aufgaben der Decoder-Hardware zu betrauen, was dann quasi zu einer "Null-Hardware-Lösung" führt (okay, eine Soundkarte ist auch Hardware...).

Diese Seite soll eine Aufstellung von Software bieten, die die Soundkarte für amateurfunkspezifische Aufgaben nutzt, also die Sonderbetriebsarten, DSP o. a. Es sollte aber etwas mehr können als ein Morse-Übungsprogramm, das die Zeichen auch via Soundkarte ausgibt...

Wenn Ihnen weitere Software bekannt ist, die auf diese Seite passen würde, schicken Sie doch bitte eine kurze Email an Oliver, DL9QJ (welp@muenster.de) mit den entsprechenden Angaben (auch kommerzielle Infos willkommen!). Vielleicht entwickelt sich so hier eine Info-Seite, die vielen Nutzen bringt. Bitte benachrichtigen Sie mich auch, wenn Sie feststellen, daß einzelne Links nicht mehr funktionieren. Vielen Dank im voraus!

Eine kleine Übersicht von bislang mit den Programmen gemachten Erfahrungen finden Sie weiter unten (und auch dafür werden gerne Ergänzungen entgegengenommen!).

Ein Artikel von mir zu diesem Thema findet sich im FUNK Sonderheft 1998 (erschienen zur Ham Radio 98).



Many years ago, modes like RTTY, SSTV and fax were only used by specialists who had the knowledge and financial resources. Expensive converters were neccessary. This changed after home computers were used substituting a part of the expensive hardware. Even with very little hardware (like the well-known HamComm modem) you can get astonishing results. To go one step further, you can drop any extra hardware if your computer has a sound card (as most computers will have nowadays). The soundcard and the computer do all the work neccessary to decode/encode the signals.

On this page you can find a good choice of programs that do ham related tasks using the sound card, e. g. RTTY, fax, but also DSP or audio frequency analyzing. But the programs should be able to do a bit more than just beeping CW via the sound card.

If you know about other software that would fit on this page, I'll be very glad to hear from you (Email: dl9qj@amsat.org). Maybe a page would come out that is of maximum use for all hams (or non-hams) that would like to be QRV on these modes without spending a lot for hardware or get more use of the resources they already own. Please, also tell me if you find that any of the links are not working.

If you already tried any of those (or other) sound card programs, I would love if you would share the experience with me (and future readers of this page in case you allow me to publish it here). I look forward to hear from you!



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Artikel in Amateurfunkzeitschriften (deutsch; z. Zt. nicht aktualisiert):
  • Arndt, Henry (DL2TM),
    Soundblaster selbst programmieren,
    in: Funkamateur 1/98, S. 32 f.
  • Köhler, Andreas,
    PC-Oszilloskop mit Soundblasterkarte,
    in: Funkamateur 11/98, S. 1258 f.
  • Moltrecht, Eckart K. W.,
    Eckarts Lehr-Stunde: Packet Radio mit der Soundkarte unter DOS,
    in: Funk 8/99, S. 21 f.
  • Stehlik, Claus (OE6CLD),
    DSP-Blaster: DSP mit Soundblaster und Software,
    in: Funkamateur 9/97, S. 1095 - 1097.
  • Wöste, Michael (DG5DBZ),
    PC-Flexnet und TCP/IP unter Windows 95,
    in: Funk 1/98, S. 38 - 43.
  • Welp, Oliver (DL9QJ, N3NSF),
    Nutzung der Soundkarte für den Amateurfunk,
    in: Funk-Sonderheft 1998, S. 50 - 53.
  • NF-Spektrumanalysatoren mit SB,
    in: Funkamateur 8/97, S. 972 ff.


Articles in Magazines (English):
  • Product Review: RITTY 2.0,
    in: QST 2/98, p. 68.





Multi Mode

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
HamScope
(by KD5HIO)
1.56
CW, PR, RTTY (Baudot & ASCII), PSK31, MFSK16
Win 9x + up
???
---
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INTERCOM
(by PA3BYZ)
4.27
CW, RTTY (Baudot & ASCII), BPSK31, TOR-FEC, FELDHELL (TX + RX);
TOR-ARQ (RX only)
MS-DOS
"Beerware"
---
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Multipsk
(by F6CTE)
4.4.2
BPSK31-63-125/QPSK31-63-125/CHIP (64/128)/PSK10/PSKFEC31/PSKAM10-31-50/PSK63 F - PSK220F + DIGISSTV "Run"/ CW/CCW/CCW-FSK/MFSK8/MFSK16 (+SSTV)/MIL-STD-188-141A + ARQ FAE/OLIVIA/Contestia/RTTYM/VOICE/DominoF DF/DominoEX/MT63/ THROB/THROBX/RTTY+SYNOP+SHIP/ ASCII/SITOR-AMTOR-NAVTEX / PACKET 110-300-1200 + APRS+ DIGISSTV "Run"/ PAX + PAX2 + APRS/PACTOR 1-FEC/FELD HELL/FM HELL (105-245)/PSK HELL/HELL 80/1382/GMDSS DSC/HF FAX/SSTV/FILTERS/ CW BINAURAL RECEPTION/RTTY, CW, BPSK31, BPSK63 and PSKFEC31 Panoramics/TCP/IP digital modem
Win 95 + up (?)
Freeware (?)
---
---
SkySweeper
(Standard/Standard Plus/Professional)
3.12/4.12/5.12
CW, HF-Fax, PSK, RTTY, SSTV, Hell,
SITOR-A/-B, Navtex, ACARS, DTMF, ...
Win NT + up
Commercial
(EUR 69,00/
EUR 139,00/
EUR 289,00)
---
---
WriteLog for Windows (TM)
(by Wayne Wright, W5XD)
V 10.63
CW, RTTY, PSK31, SSB
Win 95 + up
Commercial
(USD 30.00)
contest logging software w/ decoding capability via SB
---
RadioCom
(by Bonito)
6.0
DSP-Filter/Analyser, RTTY, PSK31, CW, Fax, SSTV & DCF-77
Win 2000 & up (Win95 & up for previous version)
Commercial
(EUR 232,00)
---
---
SBTSR
(by 4Z5BS)
V0.20beta
TSR (JVFax: Fax, SSTV)
MS-DOS
Freeware
TSR for using JVFax (DOS) with soundcard
Download
JVComm32
(by Eberhard Backeshoff, DK8JV)
V 1.40
FAX, RTTY, SYNOP, NAVTEX & SSTV
Win 95 & up
Commercial
(EUR 60,00)
---
---
MixW
(by UT2UZ)
2.18
SSB, AM, FM, CW, BPSK31, QPSK31, FSK31, RTTY, Packet (HF/VHF), Pactor (RX only), AMTOR (FEC), MFSK, Hellschreiber, Throb, Fax (RX only), SSTV, MT63
Windows 9x & up
Shareware
(USD 50.00 / EUR 56,00)
---
---
FTV
(by 9H1JS)
1.1b
FAX & SSTV
(TX + RX)
WEFAX, HFFAX, RTTY, SITOR-A (AMTOR), SITOR-B (NAVTEX) and CW
(RX only)
Analyzer
MS-DOS
Shareware
(USD 25.00)
s. Erfahrungsbericht
---
Mac MultiMode
(by Chris Smolinski)
5.9.2
Packet Radio, RTTY, FAX, SSTV, PSK31, SITOR-A/-B/FEC/Navtex, FAX, ACARS, WWVB, DTMF, CCIR, EIA, XPH, AF
Mac
Shareware
(USD 89.00; USD 39.00 for lite version)
---
---
Multimon
(by Tom Sailer, HB9JNX)
???
PR (AX.25), POCSAG, DTMF, ZVEI
Linux
GNU GPL V2
---
---
gMFSK
(by OH2BNS)
0.6
MFSK16/MFSK8, RTTY, THROB, PSK31, PSK63, MT63, Feldhell
Linux (Gnome)
GNU GPL V2
---
---
Fldigi
(by W1HKJ)
1.342
CW, Domino, Feldhell, FSK-Hell, PSK31, PSK63, PSK125, OLIVIA, RTTY, THROB (TX + RX);
WWV, Freq analysis (RX only)
Linux
GNU ?
---
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Packet Radio

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
Flexnet
3.3g
Flexnet/32
PR
MS-DOS
Freeware
(not Public Domain!)
1200 & 9600 bps
s. Erfahrungsbericht
---
AGW Packet Engine
(by SV2AGW)
 
PR
Win 95
Freeware
---
---
PR sound modems
(by Tom Sailer, HB9JNX)
???
PR
MS-DOS/Windows
Freeware
(not Public Domain!)
---
---
---
2.1x + up
PR
Linux
Operating System
1200 & 9600 bps
pse read remarks
---


RTTY, PSK, WSJT etc

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
BTL (Blaster TeLetype)
(by ZL2AKM/GØVTQ)
1.54e
RTTY
MS-DOS
Freeware
---
Download
Wdecode
(by Sim Yskes)
0.10a (1994)
RTTY (Baudot), SITOR
Win 3.1x + up
free, but no support
RX only
---
RCKRtty
(by DL4RCK)
3.16
RTTY, PSK31, PSK63
Win 95 + up
Shareware
(EUR 45.00)
needs MMTTY Engine (see below)
Pactor, Amtor w/ modem
---
RITTY
(by Brian Beezley, K6STI)
4.0
RTTY
MS-DOS
Commercial
(USD 100.00)
Usable with "RTTY" by WF1B
Program discontinued
BITTY
(by Brian Beezley, K6STI)
1.05
FSK modem (RTTY TSR)
MS-DOS
Commercial
(USD 50.00)
TSR only - requires terminal program
Program discontinued
MMTTY
(by JE3HHT)
1.65D
RTTY
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
MMTTY Engine
(by JE3HHT)
1.65B
FSK modem (RTTY Engine)
Win
Freeware
TSR only - requires terminal program
---
MMVARI
(by JE3HHT)
V 0.42 beta
RTTY, PSK, FSK, MFSK
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
TrueTTY
(by UA9OSV)
2.57
RTTY, PSK31, PSK63, AMTOR-FEC (SITOR-B, NAVTEX), MultiFSK-16, MultiFSK-8. HF-PACKET, UHF-PACKET (TX & RX);
SELFEC SITOR, AMTOR-ARQ (SITOR-A), DTMF (RX only)
Win 95 + up
Shareware
(USD 39.00/
EUR 33.00)
---
---
PSATOR
beta 0.24
AMTOR, PACTOR
MS-DOS
Shareware
needs DSP (PSA) Soundcard
Download
TERMPSA
(by Tom Sailer, HB9JNX)
???
RTTY, AMTOR, PACTOR-1
MS-DOS
Freeware ???
needs DSP (PSA) Soundcard
---
DigiPan
(by UT2UZ/KH6TY)
2.0
PSK31, PSK63
Win 95 & up
Freeware
---
---
DigiPic
(by KH6TY)
???
Thumbnail pictures transmitted by PSK31
Win 95 & up
Freeware
---
---
DigiTalk
(by KH6TY)
???
PSK31 for Sight-impaired
Win 95 & up
Freeware
---
---
PSK63
(by KH6TY)
???
PSK63
Win 95 & up
Freeware
only the PSK63 module, applications listed
---
PSK31 Deluxe
(by HB9DRV)
???
PSK31, PSK63
Win95 & up
Freeware
---
homepage?
PSK31 for Windows
(by G3PLX)
1.08
PSK31
Windows
???
---
Download V 1.04
WinPSK
(by AE4JY)
2.15
PSK31, PSK63
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
WinPSKse
(by KA1DT)
2.01
PSK31
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
Download site
WinWarbler
(by AA6YQ)
5.3.8
PSK31, PSK63, RTTY
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
WO-PSKr
(by ZS5WO)
???
PSK31
Win 95 + up
Freeware
simple decoder (2001)
---
W1SQLPSK
(by W1SQL)
5
PSK31
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
Analyzer 2000
V 5.05
AF Analyzer / PSK31, FSK, CW
Win 95 / NT
Shareware
(USD 98.00)
---
---
HF
(by Tom Sailer, HB9JNX)
???
RTTY,Amtor (Sitor), Pactor 1
Linux
GNU GPL V2
---
---
PSK31LX
(by DL9RDZ)
2.1, 2.2beta
PSK31
Linux
GNU (?)
---
use search engine for download, file name start with "psk31lx"
TWPSK
(by WA0EIR & DL9RDZ)
2.1
PSK31
Linux
GNU (?)
---
---
PhaseShift
(by N4NCL/N1VTN)
V 0.4
PSK31
Linux
GNU (?)
---
---


Satellite Modes

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
StaRCV
(by VP9MU)
1.0.0
400 BPSK Manchester-encoded (AO-40 telemetry)
also FEC mode
Win95 & up
Freeware (???)
---
---
Phase 3D (AO-40) Decoder
(by IZ8BLY)
0.5
400 BPSK Manchester-encoded (AO-40 telemetry)
Win95 / NT
Freeware
needs P3T
---
AO40Rcv
(by AE4JY)
2.04
400 BPSK Manchester-encoded (AO-40 telemetry)
Win95 / NT (?)
Freeware
---
---


Weak Signal

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
WOLF
(by KK7KA)
0.61
WOLF (Weak-signal Operation on Low Frequency)
Win95 & up
Freeware
---
---
Jason
(by I2PHD)
V 0.99
Jason (mainly for LF)
Win 95 & up (?)
Freeware (?)
---
---
WSJT
(by K1JT)
V 5.9.7
FSK441, JT65, JT6M, EME Echo, CW
Win 95 & up; Linux; FreeBSD
Freeware (?)
---
---
WS Tools
(by G4KLX)
0.4.8d
WSJT (FSK441, JT65, JT6M, CW 15 WPM, EME Echo)
Windows & Linux
Freeware
---
---


SSTV & Fax

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
Mscan SSTV
(by PA3GPY)
3.2.1
SSTV
Win 95 + up
Commercial
(EUR 50,00)
---
---
MMSSTV
(by JE3HHT)
V 1.11G
SSTV
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
WinPix32
(ex WinPixPro)

(by Don Rotier, K0HEO)
3.70
SSTV
Win 95 / NT
Commercial
(USD 79.00)
---
---
W95SSTV
(by Silicon Pixels)
1.10 build 290
SSTV
Win 95 / NT
Shareware
(USD 50.00)
pse read experience report
---
ChromaPIX
(by Silicon Pixels)
1.6.17
SSTV
Win 95 / NT
Shareware
(USD 120.00)
---
---
ProSkan
(by KA1LPA)
3.02
SSTV
DOS
Shareware (???)
---
---
WinSkan
(by KA1LPA)
1.10
SSTV
Win 3.1x + up
Shareware (???)
---
---
SSTV32
(by KA1LPA)
1.9.3.80
SSTV
Win 95 + up
Shareware (???)
---
---
DL-SSTV
Test/Demo
SSTV
Win 3.1x + up
Shareware (?)
(DM 50,00)
---
Download
Blaster SSTV
-- Shareware
-- Full Version
(by WB9MMM)

V1.5
V1.3

SSTV
MS-DOS

Shareware (USD 30.00)
Commercial (USD 49.95)

---
---
QSSTV
(by ON4QZ ex ON1MH)
5.3c/6.0
SSTV
Linux
Freeware
---
---
HDSSTV
(by KB9VAKH)
initial distribution
HDSSTV (Digital SSTV)
???
Freeware (GNU)
---
---
NBTV:
TX
RX
???
Narrow Band Television
Win ???
Freeware ???
Info NBTVA
Info in German
---
FAX.TGZ
(by Thomas Sailer)
???
Fax
Linux
???
---
---
HamFax
???
Fax
Linux
Freeware (GNU)
---
---


Hell

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
Feldhell
(by G3PPT)
???
Feld-Hell
MS-DOS
Freeware
out-dated
Download
Feldnew8
(by G3PPT)
1.2
Feld-Hell
MS-DOS
Freeware
out-dated
Download
SlowFeldXP
(by G3PPT)
???
SlowFeld (yet to come)
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
SlowFeldXPAS
(by G3PPT)
???
SlowFeld (aircraft reflections)
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
SlowFeld
(by G3PPT)
V 1.1
"experimentalnarrow band ultra slow speed Hellschreiber"
Win 95
Freeware
---
Download
MTHELL
(by G3PPT)
???
C/MT-Hell
MS-DOS (?)
Freeware
out-dated
Download
Hellschreiber
(by IZ8BLY)
V 4.0
Feldhell
Win 95
Freeware
---
---
IZ8BLY MT63 Terminal
(by IZ8BLY)
2.0
MT63
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---
IZ8BLY Stream
(by IZ8BLY)
1.2
MFSK16 + MFSK8
Win 95 + up
Freeware
---
---


CW

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
Cluster Blaster
(by HA5DM)
2.60
CW
MS-DOS
Freeware
---
---
CWGet
(by UA9OSV)
1.60
CW
Win 95 + up
Shareware
(EUR 30,00)
---
---
DSP-CW
(by SM3HXD)
4.1
CW / RTTY
MS-DOS
???
---
Download
DSPMORSE.ZIP
(FFTMORSE.ZIP)
1.0
CW
MS-DOS
Freeware
---
Download
SBPMORSE.ZIP
---
CW
MS-DOS
Freeware
developed from FFTMORSE
Download
SwIta-CW
(by Nino Porcino)
0.9
CW
MS-DOS
Freeware
---
Download
MRP40 Morse Decoder
(by Polar Electric)
MRP4042
CW
Win 95 & up
Commercial
(EUR 39,90)
---
---
Precision CW
(by Ernst Schroeder, DJ7HS)
V 2.3
Coherent CW
MS-DOS or DOS-Window
Shareware
---
---
SBMS
(by DL3JIN)
beta
CW (Meteorscatter)
MS-DOS / Win 3.1x / not NT
Freeware
(ALAS)
---
Download
WinMSDSP 2000
(by 9A4GL)
01.07.2000
CW (Meteorscatter, TX & RX)
Win 9x
Shareeware
(USD 20.00)
also DOS version available (freeware; V 0.70beta)
---
VisualMS
(using CoolEdit)
---
CW (Meteorscatter)
???
???
---
---
PED
(by MasIII H.Kozu, JE3MAS)
5.17
CW Pileup Trainer
MS-DOS
Freeware
also Ultra High Speed CW Trainer and Voice Pileup Trainer available
---
TWCW
(by WA0EIR)
1.2
CW
Linux
GNU (?)
---
---


Weather Modes (Weather Fax & Navtex)

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
MeteoCom
(by Bonito)
6.0
WEFAX, RTTY, SYNOP, Navtex
Win 2000 & up
Commercial
(EUR 547,40)
---
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Zorns Lemma
(by DL3ZAS)
ZL 11.1
Wx Fax (HF & sat), RTTY, Navtex, SYNOP, CW
Win 9x + up
Shareware
(EUR 30,00)
---
---
SeaTTY
(by UA9OSV)
1.06
wx reports in RTTY & NAVTEX modes
Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP
Shareware
(USD 35.00)
---
---
WXSat
(by Chr. Bock)
2.59
Fax (wx sats + HF fax)
Win 3.1x + up
Freeware
(ALAS)
---
---
WeatherMan
(by Paul Hitchcock)
2.01
Wx Fax
MS-DOS (?)
Shareware
(USD 30.00)
---
Download
Download
WavSat
(by S. Bonnett)
2.0.0
Wx Fax
Win 3.1x + up
???
---
Download
Mscan Meteo
(by PA3GPY)
3.1
We Fax
Win 95 + up
Commercial
(EUR 195,00)
---
---
SATFAX
(by John Wilson, W4UVV)
2.01
Wx Fax
???
???
---
---
WFAX/2
(by Jürgen Dankoweit)
April 1997
Wx Fax
OS/2
Shareware
---
---
ACfax
???
Wx Fax
Linux
???
---
---


Digital Voice Transmissions (DRM)

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
HamDream
(by HB9TLK)
???
Amateur DRM (digital transmission of Voice and data over radio with 2.5 khz bandwidth)
Win ???
Freeware (?)
---
---
WinDRM
(by N1SU)
4
Amateur DRM (digital transmission of Voice and data over radio with 2.5 khz bandwidth)
Win ???
Freeware (?)
---
---


Voice Tools

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
AAVoice
(by RZ4AG)
1.46
Digital voice processor for SSB-operators
Win 95 / NT
Shareware
(USD 20.00)
---
---
Digital Voice Keyer
(by MIDXA)
1.1.0
Voice Tool
Win 9x / NT
Shareware
(USD 20.00)
---
---
VoiceKeyExpress
(by N7QJP)
1.3.5
Voice Tool
Win 95 / NT
Shareware
(USD 10.00)
Voice keyer for contests and meteor scatter
---
Vox Recorder
(by IZ8BLY)
32 bit version
Voice controlled recorder
Win 95 / NT
Freeware
---
---
Voice Keyer
(by DG8NCY)
V 2.0
Voice tool (for CQ calls)
Win 95 / NT
Shareware
(EUR 10,00)
---
---


Recording Tools

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
Vox Recorder
(by Nino Porcino)
???
Recording Tool
Windows 95 & up
???
---
---
Scanner Recorder
1.4.1 beta
Recording Tool
Windows 95 & up
Freeware
---
---
RecAll
1.3
2.4a
Recording Tool
Windows 3.1x
Windows 95 & up
Shareware
(USD 14.95)
---
---


ZVEI, DTMF & More

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
DTMF Real-Time Decoder
(by James Shima)
Demo
DTMF
MS-DOS
Shareware (free for personal use)
---
Download
WinTone
V 2.02
DTMF, CCIR, ZVEI, EIA, EEA, NATEL and CTCSS
Win 95 / NT
Shareware
(USD 15.00)
30 days trial version
---
FMS32 / FMS32-PRO
(by HeiRueSoft)
???
FMS, POCSAG
Win 95 + up
Commercial /
(EUR 44,00 / EUR 69,00)
---
---
Win-FMS
???
FMS
Win 95 / NT
Commercial /
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POC32
(by Deti Fliegl, DG9MHZ)
V 2.05
POCSAG Monitor
Win 95 / NT
Shareware (?)
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POCSAG-Decoder
(by Bernd Reiser)
???
POCSAG/FMS/ZVEI decoder
Win9x & up
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ComTekk Tone Generator & Code Synthesizer
(by NB5R)
???
ZVEI, CTCSS, ANI, Scope, tone generator, etc.
Windows
Commercial /
(USD 49,95; discount for hams)
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ACARS & Other Aircraft Transmissions

(More about ACARS)

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
AirNav ACARS Decoder
(by AirNav Systems)
???
ACARS
(aircraft)
Win 95 + up
Commercial
(USD 39.95)
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AirNav Selcal Decoder
(by AirNav Systems)
???
Aircraft SELCAL decoder
Win 95 + up
Commercial
(USD 39.95)
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KRACARS
v1.2
ACARS
(aircraft)
MS-DOS
Freeware
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WACARS
0.7
ACARS
(aircraft)
Win 3.1x + up
Freeware
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Analyzers & DSP

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
BR-universal-Filt
(by Bernd Reiser)
0.7b
DSP filter
Win9x & up
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Oszilloskop light
(by Bernd Reiser)
???
software oscilloscope
Win9x & up
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BIP Labs Software
1.01
3.0
3.0
AF Counter
AF Digital Scope
AF Sine Wave Gen.
Win 3.1 + up
Public Domain
Link currently not working. Who has information?
Download:
Counter
Scope
Sine Wave Gen.
ChromaSOUND
(by Silicon Pixels)
0.19
AF DSP Filter
Win 95 / NT
beta
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DAQARTA
(by Interstellar Research)
1.1.6
"Real-time FFT spectrum / color spectrogram / waveform display"
MS-DOS
Shareware
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eSoftAnywhere DSP & more
(by VE1EXE/W4)
beta
DSP filter
Windows
Shareware
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FFT Properties
(by Janez Makovsek)
3.5
AF analyzer
Win 95 + up
Shareware
(USD 89.00 to 149.00
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GNASP1
(by Gerd Niephaus)
1.00
DSP processor (filter/analyzer)
Win 95 / NT
Freeware
---
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MicFFT
(by Craig Walsh)
1.2
Spectrum Analyzer
MS-DOS (?)
Freeware
---
Download
Download
DSP Filter
(by JE3HHT)
1.11E
DSP filter
Win 95 + up
Freeware
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Spectrum FFT
(by Harlan Technologies)
V 2.02
AF Spectrum Analyzer
MS-DOS
Commercial
(USD 89.95)
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Audio Analyzer
(by Harlan Technologies)
V 1.3
AF Spectrum Analyzer
MS-DOS
Commercial
(USD 39.95)
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Generate
(by G.V.Associates Inc.)
1.0
AF Generator
???
Shareware
(USD 15.00)
---
Download
FFT Spectra SofTest Series
(by Sound Technology's)
div.
AF Generator / Analyzer
Win 3.11 / Win 95
Commercial
---
SpectraPLUS also available here
Frequency
5.1
AF Analyzer
MS-DOS
Linux
Freeware
(GNU)
---
Download
Attention! Trojan Horse reported on this file!
Spectrogram
(by R. S. Horne)
5.1
AF Analyzer
Win 95 + up
Freeware
Radio Version (4.2.6.5);
Old Versions
(4.12 (Win95) / 2.3 (Win 3.1x))
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EasyGram
(by OK1FIG)
2.00
AF Analyzer
(Spectrogram)
???
Extends possibilities of Spectrogram (see above)
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Spectrogram
(By Philip van Beren)
2.0
AF Analyzer
MS-DOS
Linux
Freeware
(GNU)
---
Download
Spectrum Analyzer
(by Philip van Beren)
2.0
AF Analyzer
MS-DOS
Linux
Freeware
(GNU)
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Software for Sound Analysis
(by Università degli Studi di Pavia)
???
AF Analyzer
MS-DOS
Freeware
(registration required)
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SR5
(by John Reeve)
1.0
Real time audio filter and Spectrum Analyser
Win 95 + up
Shareware
(USD 25.00)
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Swezey Filter
(by Tom Swezey)
2.0
AF DSP for SWL
Win 95 / 98 / NT
Shareware
(USD 39.95)
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Analyzer 2000
V 3.20
AF Analyzer / PSK31
Win 95 / NT
Shareware
(USD 98.00)
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DSP Blaster
(by Brian Beezley, K6STI)
2.17
Filters / Spectrum Analyzer
MS-DOS
(Win 3.1x & 95 ok)
Commercial
(USD 125.00)
Program discontinued
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FFTDSP
(by Mike Cook, AF9Y)
42u
DSP
???
Shareware
(USD 37.00)
---
Download
Hamview
(by I2PHD & IK2CZL)
2.21
Audio Analyzer & Filter
MS-DOS 6.xx
(Win95 DOS window)
Freeware
(not for commercial use)
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Spectrum Lab
(by DL4YHF)
V2.7b10
Audio Analyzer/Filter & PSK31, BPSK, QPSK, FSK, multi-tone HELL, MSK
Win95 + up
Freeware
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Spectran
by I2PHD & IK2CZL)
beta 4 build 110
AF analyzer
Win 95 / 98 / NT
beta version
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SbFFT
(by Kevin J. McWilliams, KW5Q)
1.2
spectrum analyzer / filter
MS-DOS
Freeware
---
Download
EchoFilter
(by Louis Botha)
3.0
Real-time digital filter, spectrum analyzer, high-resolution spectrogram, frequency shifter, expander, compressor, sound recorder and player and 15 Hz frequency counter
Win 95 & up
Freeware/Shareware
(USD 40.00)
---
Download
Baudline
0.68
AF analyzer
Linux
Beta
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SoundScope & Multimeter
(by OM3CPH)
???
AF Scope & Multimeter
Win 98/2000/???
???
needs extra hardware
---
oscope
1.5
AF Scope & FFT
Unix (X, DOS)
Freeware (GNU)
HF scope with converter
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Sonstiges / Miscellanea

Software / LinkVersionModeSystemStatusRemarksDirect Download
EchoStation
(by K1RFD)
2.0
repeater control / announcements
Win 95 + up
Shareware
(USD 19.95L)
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Xmit_ID
(by R. Rager, KB8RLN)
2.61
FM Transmitter Identification
MS-DOS
Freeware
(GNU GPL)
Program analyses the unique fingerprint of an FM transmitter
Download
PolarPlot
(by G4HFQ)
1.30.1
Polar diagram
Win 95 / 98 / NT
Shareware
(£ 25.00)
Program measures the polar diagram of a rotatable beam
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BeaconSee
???
NCDXF/IARU HF beacon monitor
Win 95 / 98
Shareware
(USD 29.00)
analyses NCDXF IARU HF beacon network
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Remarks

Linux Kernel

From the Sound HOWTO:

"Another novel use for a sound card under Linux is as a modem for amateur packet radio. The recent 2.1.x kernels include a driver that works with SoundBlaster and Windows Sound System compatible sound cards to implement 1200 bps AFSK and 9600 bps FSK packet protocols. See the Linux AX25 HOWTO for details (I'm a ham myself, by the way -- callsign VE3ICH)."


Erfahrungen / Experience


Allgemein / General

Sound Card:

Many of these programs use a direct access to the sound card hardware, thus so-called "Soundblaster compatible" cards often will not work. So use an original Creative Labs Soundblaster card (Pro, 16, 32 AWE, 64 AWE) whenever possible. That does not mean that your compatible card will not work at all; it depends on the program. Some programs will work with many cards, some only on original SBs. Just try, but keep in mind that you may encounter problems.

Always install the latest driver available, since older drivers might contain bugs. - Some programs (e. g. W95SSTV, ChromaPix) that run under 32 bit operating systems (Windows 95/98, NT) may require a 32 bit sound card driver. Even a driver for Windows 95/98 does not automatically have to be a 32 bit driver - sometimes it is a 16 bit driver and you will not even know.

Do not tune the input and output volumes to its maximum, 1/3 usually is enough, larger volumes can cause distortion since the audio amplifiers on sound cards are not quite linear.

Connections:

When using the "Microphone" input of the sound card, the signal will be lead through the microphone preamplifier. So do not use the "Microphone" input since this can cause distortion - always apply signal to the "Line In" input. Same is applicable for the output; use "Line Out" instead of the "Speakers" output.

When connecting to the radio, usually a direct connection will work. If you encounter problems with hum or others (noise caused by the computer etc.), try an audio transformer or a capacitor in the signal path to avoid galvanic connection. Consider the impedance of the sound card and your receiver / transmitter.

At the receiver, use a fixed level audio output e. g. for tape recording, if your receiver has such an output. If not, use the audio output but tune it to about 1/3 of maximum volume - more can cause distortion. High speed data (such as 9k6 packet radio) will need the connection to the discriminator output of the FM chip, the normal audio output will not work.

Transmitting:

If the program has transmit capability, the radio needs to be switched to transmit mode. Sound cards do not have a PTT (push-to-talk) output, so additional hardware might be neccessary. Many programs use a simple device like the DSR or RTS pin of a serial port to switch the PTT, this signal will switch a transistor which sets the PTT input of your radio to ground level. Please read the programs documentation to see what device will be neccessary. Sometimes (when fast switching is not required) an audio Vox circuit or the Vox of your radio can do the switching.


Flexnet

Verwendete Hardware und sonstige Software:

PC 486DX/33 MHz, 8 MB RAM, Soundkarte Shuttle 48 (SB 16-komp.; später original SB 32 AWE), MS-DOS 6.22, GP 1.61b; Icom IC-820H

Ergebnis:

Funktioniert (sowohl 1200 bps als auch 9600 bps)
Man sollte bei der Implementierung schrittweise vorgehen:
1. Schritt: Keine Verwendung der Soundkarte und der dafür benötigten SB-Treiber, sondern Konfiguration für ein vorhandenes Modem. In meinem Fall war das ein 1k2-BayCom-Modem (ser.). Das Modul TFEMU benötigte die Option /dm, damit es mit GP zusammen lief. GP ist recht groß, daher EMS notwendig. Läuft mit EMM386 zusammen.
2. Schritt: SB-Treiber, 1200 bps. Es stellte sich heraus, daß die SB-Treiber nicht zusammen mit EMM386 laufen; ohne EMS im konventionellen Speicher war nur noch eine Minimal-Konfiguration von GP möglich. Eine Umstellung auf QEMM brachte Abhilfe, nun kann GP wieder in normaler Größe geladen werden. - Es war notwendig, die Soundkarte als Windows Sound System zu konfigurieren. - Als PTT wurde die Lösung für die serielle Schnittstelle gewählt (-> COM3: mit gleichem IRQ wie COM1:, dort wird die Maus betrieben, ergab keine Probleme). - Aus bislang ungeklärten Gründen stürzte das Programm beim Starten manchmal ab; wenn es gestartet war, lief es ohne Probleme. Dieser Effekt wurde später mit einer Original SB 32 AWE nicht mehr beobachtet. Die SB 32 AWE ist nicht als WSS konfiguriert.
3. Schritt: 9600 bps. (Shuttle 48: Die Aussendungen klappen offenbar, da mein Digi darauf reagiert, der Empfang aber nicht.) Erneuter Test mit SB 32 AWE - funktionierte auf Anhieb. Allerdings wurde auch ein anderer Digi zum Testen verwendet (DBØEA statt wie bislang DBØMSC; letzterer hatte selbst einige Probleme bei Geschwindigkeiten > 1200 bps). Inzwischen funktioniert es aber auch mit DBØMSC.

Fazit: Das Flexnet-Programmpaket kann wirklich jedem empfohlen werden, der schnell und günstig in PR 1200 bps oder 9600 bps QRV werden bzw. von 1200 auf 9600 bps "aufsteigen" möchte. Das Setup ist aber nicht ganz einfach.

Erfahrung von: Oliver Welp, DL9QJ, dl9qj@amsat.org


FTV

Verwendete Hardware und sonstige Software:

PC, Win95; LOWE HF 150

Ergebnis:

Probiert habe ich bisher nur Funk Fax. Funktioniert ganz ordentlich (auch unter WIN 95). Allerdings sind selbst bei einem schon sehr hohen NF Signal/Rauschabstand von 48 dB die empfangenen Bilder nicht gerade perfekt was allerdings auch an meinem Empfaenger (LOWE HF 150) liegen kann.

Erfahrung von: Peter Bolch, nc-bolchpe@netcologne.de


W95SSTV

Hardware and software used:

Pentium 150, 48 MB RAM, video capture card Winnov Videum AV (with integrated soundcard), Sony Camcorder, Windows NT 4.0 SP3

Results:

W95SSTV really is a great piece of software and easy to use. The setup is easy, you should know that the input level (see volume control) should be quite small in order not to distort the sigs (should not excced 1/2 - and it should not be muted...). Includes good documentation. The hardware requirements are quite high (486 and Windows 95 is minimum, better Pentium and (I'd say) NT), but if you meet them, W95SSTV truely is all you need to become QRV in SSTV in the best and cheapest way possible. Try it out! (if this sounds enthusiastic about this program, you got the message... ;-))

Report by Oliver Welp, DL9QJ, N3NSF, dl9qj@amsat.org


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