WiNRADiO Digital Suite
Opening the Window to Digital Radio Communications
The WiNRADiO Digital Suite is an optional software package, a collection of digital signal processing modules, fully integrated with WiNRADiO 1000, 1500 and 3000 series receivers. Together, they represent a breakthrough in reception of digitally coded radio communications - never before has such a comprehensive collection been made available at such a low cost and so elegantly integrated with a PC-based radio receiver.
The WiNRADiO Digital Suite expands the power of your WiNRADiO receiver with numerous digital processing facilities, including:
WEFAX (Satellite Weather Fax)
Upon installation, the WiNRADiO Digital Suite will appear as a new menu entry in the WiNRADiO receiver software, and all the above modules can be invoked from there.
The facsimile module enables the reception of orbiting weather satellites and HF fax. Received images are decoded and displayed in real time. Sophisticated decoding and image processing methods are used to display received images with maximum clarity.
This version of AX.25 standard packet radio decoder implements protocol monitoring of two most common modulation techniques used in the amateur radio packet network: 1200 Baud FM AFSK (used above 30MHz) and 300 Baud FSK, common on amateur HF bands.
Aircraft Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)
ACARS is an air/ground network which enables aircraft to function as mobile computer terminals, with links to control stations. Although most airliners use this system, only parts of the transmission protocol are standardized or publicly accessible. This implementation of the ACARS decoder allows decoding of common types of messages, while leaving unrecognized parts in plain text form (as received).
CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System, sometimes referred to as PL or Private Line) decoder is useful for monitoring of communication channels with sub-audible tone signalling. This is particularly suitable for scanning purposes, where a particular user, or a desired group of users, can selectively monitored. This decoder also implements recording of transmissions with a specified subcarrier into Windows standard ".wav" files.
This module presents a fully-fledged storage oscilloscope with a scrollable Waveform Grabber. This tool is available for analysis of audio signals from DC to 20kHz, with dynamic range given by the quality of the sound card (usually better than 80 dB).
Audio Spectrum Analyzer
The Audio Spectrum Analyzer uses an advanced FFT algorithm together with optimized CPU machine coding, which allows real time spectrum analysis with a brilliant responsiveness. A user definable set of markers makes it possible to determine frequencies with resolution of a few Hz.
Squelch Controlled Recorder