posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 03:01 AM
reply to post by UnixFE
It makes far more sense simply to do a demod tap on a standard scanner and use a PC via soundcard to do the digital decoding.
However, if the signal is encrypted, you will not be able to decrpyt the signal unless someone gives you the key. I was able to demod the one of the
contractors using MotoTRBO encoding (non-encrypted). I proved the Camo Dudes do not use ProVoice modulation since DSD MBE can decode that signal. DSD
MBE does Pro-25, but you can buy scanners that do that. It will also decode unencrypted Open Sky.
I had a winradio SDR on loan for evaluation. On paper this all sounds great. In reality, anything that needs a computer, even DSD MBE, is difficult to
use in the Nellis range. The problem is you need to run a PC with reasonable horsepower to hear the comms. That means a generator or multiple lead
acid batteries. The amount of solar cells you can carry in a car isn't enough to run a PC all day, even with one battery to take you through the
If you do want to go the cheapie SDR route, I'd suggest this forum:
Personally, I rather just buy a scanner. The performance is so much better .Most of what these posters are doing can be bought off the shelf from GRE
and run from AA cells.
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