FTdx101 CAT with DXLab Commander and SDRuno

The SDRuno software allows to interface the CAT link of a transceiver using the Omni-Rig software to control the frequency and mode in both directions. This software also provides frequency and mode synchronization with another CAT software such as DXLab Commander for example, using virtual COM ports by emulating a Kenwood CAT. This article presents such a configuration with the FTdx101 and another configuration without the Kenwood interface whose advantages will be presented.

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CW Skimmer and SDRPlay

CW Skimmer is a software that allows to:
– decode simultaneously on a frequency range:
– either the stations calls,
– or the transmission content.
– display the Morse code (dots/dashes) of a signal.
– generate spots to a local or remote server.
– feed a spectrum window of the frequency range for example the Spectrum window of N1MM.

In input CW Skimmer uses either a 3 KHz audio stream or an IQ stream from an SDR up to 192kHz of bandwidth. It is in the latter case that the use is most interesting. In our case both interfaces were tested interfacing the SDRuno software.

There is also a server version of Skimmer without MMI that can simultaneously decode the calls on 7 amateur bands (if the associated SDR allows that) and provide the corresponding spots.

The attached presentation describes the configurations used for the tests I performed as well as a findings on the use of that software.

CW Skimmer and SDRPlay

FT-1000 Mark V Field panoramic adapter output

The Yaesu FT-1000 Mark V Field does not have an “Intermediate Frequency” output that allows to view a “waterfall” or spectrum view of the selected band using an external device.

This article, after presenting different solutions, describes the solution chosen and its implementation with an SDRPlay RSP2PRO receiver and SDRUno software.

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