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SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby nay27uk » 01 Dec 2016, 19:18

OK what SDR# Plugins do you all recommend using.

Currently I have the following installed.

    CTCSS Detector and Squelch Plugin.
    DCS Detector and Squelch Plugin. (I don't quite get this yet because in my Baofeng UV5R+ the DCS is in numbers like D365I, D026N etc etc and I was hoping that this Plugin would give me the codes like in my Baofeng so that I can listen to DMR on my baofeng but this plugin lists codes in the following kind of format DCS+ XXX XXX XXX, DCS- XXX XXX XXX so how would you translate that, to the stuff that the
    Baofeng can use like D365I, D026N etc etc I will never know)
    DSD+ Plugin.

So what other Plugins do you all recommend?

I do quite like the idea of the shortwave radio name plugin but need to build this kit first.

And if anyone knows how to convert the codes that the DCS Decoder plugin gives you so you can use them in the Baofeng UV5R+ I would appreciate a bit of help on that one please.
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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby stanogs68 » 01 Dec 2016, 20:41

Mate I couldnt get the dsd one to work without you! Never mind the rest
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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby WeatherWatcher » 01 Dec 2016, 21:11

DCS and CTCSS on receive are not really needed because they just block other signals on the same frequency. The stations can still be heard.
I run all my gear with tones on TX only if I need them to access repeaters.

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Postby grafter » 01 Dec 2016, 21:40

Oldman54 wrote:DCS and CTCSS on receive are not really needed because they just block other signals on the same frequency. The stations can still be heard.
I run all my gear with tones on TX only if I need them to access repeaters.

DCS and CTCSS on receive can be crucial to identifying each user on a given frequency, during the recent solar maximum with good low VHF conditions to the US both systems proved invaluable for IDing the user because some channels had five or six different companies on them.
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Postby WeatherWatcher » 01 Dec 2016, 21:47

OK I stand corrected.

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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby nay27uk » 02 Dec 2016, 00:22

Thanks STAN you will learn mate.

Thanks Oldman that is very interesting about the ID stuff.

Grafter I don't seem to be able to hear the voices on my baofeng UV5R+ at all I just hear the constant DMR farting noises and no voices but I can hear the voices on the same frequency on my RTL-SDR with DSD+ running so I thought it was something to do with the Receive DCS Codes needing to be put into my Baofeng
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Postby FakeJake » 03 Dec 2016, 14:09

DCS is just a fancier CTCSS, it just opens the squelch. The transmitted audio is still analog. What you are monitoring is DMR, which your UV-5R cannot decode no matter what settings you put in, as its an analog FM radio only.
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Postby stanogs68 » 03 Dec 2016, 16:50

nay27uk wrote:Thanks STAN you will learn mate.

Thanks Oldman that is very interesting about the ID stuff.

Grafter I don't seem to be able to hear the voices on my baofeng UV5R+ at all I just hear the constant DMR farting noises and no voices but I can hear the voices on the same frequency on my RTL-SDR with DSD+ running so I thought it was something to do with the Receive DCS Codes needing to be put into my Baofeng

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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby nay27uk » 05 Dec 2016, 09:03

FakeJake wrote:DCS is just a fancier CTCSS, it just opens the squelch. The transmitted audio is still analog. What you are monitoring is DMR, which your UV-5R cannot decode no matter what settings you put in, as its an analog FM radio only.


Oh I get it I thought with fancy stuff in it like CTCSS and DCS that it was a Digital Capable Radio.
Is there a Baofeng that is also DMR capable?
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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby tbftb » 08 Dec 2016, 17:06

This is a simple spectrum annaliser plug in... It works well... https://github.com/pavels/spektrum/releases

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Postby nay27uk » 11 Dec 2016, 22:30

tbftb wrote:This is a simple spectrum annaliser plug in... It works well... https://github.com/pavels/spektrum/releases


Thanks I will give it a try
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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby Farty » 11 Dec 2016, 22:49

nay27uk wrote:Oh I get it I thought with fancy stuff in it like CTCSS and DCS that it was a Digital Capable Radio.
Is there a Baofeng that is also DMR capable?


Yes. Yes there is.

http://www.radioddity.com/uk/2016-baofe ... 00mah.html

Should be on sale in the UK soon.
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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby nay27uk » 12 Dec 2016, 11:49

Yeah seen that before but it is only Tier 1 not very good from what I read but thanks anyway for that
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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby Farty » 12 Dec 2016, 12:47

Apparently the revised versions are due to be full T2.

Like most Bumfeng products, I suspect it won't be brilliant (and I prefer to make my own mind up about that than trust the interweb) but measured against the price it'll probably be excellent. It's half the price of the not especially brilliant Hytera, and recent history shows us that Bumfeng prices fall quickly, and revised updated versions arrive equally quickly.
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Re: SDR# Plugins What do you recommend

Postby stanogs68 » 12 Dec 2016, 14:06

But how much will the tier2 cost its £70 now a tyt md 380 will be £60 soon
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