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Re: YADD Newbie

John Pumford-Green
 

On Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:43:32 +0000
"Richard Ware richardjware@... [dsc-list]"
<dsc-list@...> wrote:

With YAND there
is ample time during a a NAVTEX transmission to do the calibration and
probably make a cup of tea and feed the cat as well but I just don't
have time to sit here waiting for a signal to appear and do all the
calibration malarkey before the signal disappears on YADD so the
facility remains unused here.
You can of course calibrate YaDD using a NAVTEX signal. The FSK shift
and baud rate of DSC and NAVTEX are the same so the calibration routine
is also the same.

Cheers,

John

Re: YADD Newbie

Richard Ware
 

On 28 July 2017 at 16:36, 'Steve' ve7sl@... [dsc-list]
<dsc-list@...> wrote:

Thank you Richard. This has been hellpful and I will continue to play today.
I am also not sure how critical the 'calibrate' procedure is or if I have
done it correctly. I gather it is best to use a carrier such as from WWV or
a local BCB station for this?
--------------------

I've never used the 'calibrate' procedure Steve. It appears to have
been copied/pasted from YAND (you'll notice it says "make sure YAND is
tuned to signal peaks", but this is YADD, not YAND). With YAND there
is ample time during a a NAVTEX transmission to do the calibration and
probably make a cup of tea and feed the cat as well but I just don't
have time to sit here waiting for a signal to appear and do all the
calibration malarkey before the signal disappears on YADD so the
facility remains unused here.


I can see DSC signals on the correct frequency and do center them manually
but still no decodes. Checking the polarity USB/LSB makes no difference.
Perhaps there are enough similarities between this and YAND that I should
download and read the YAND instructions. I will ocassionally see a few
numbers scroll across the little ticker-tape display window in the top left
but maybe just three or four numbers before it stops. Is this a running
display of what is being decoded or ... ?
That's odd.

This is what a correct decode looks like


20170728 1707 12577.0 002371000 Olympia Radio, GRC, 2509 Km


RX:12577.0
SYMB: 120 120 031 010 000 053 040 108 000 023 071 000 000 118 126 004
012 050 004 012 050 122 062 ~~~ ~~~
FMT:SEL CAT:SAF TO:SHIP,311000534,??? FR:COAST,002371000,GRC,Olympia Radio
TC1:TEST TC2:NOINF FREQ:-- POS: -- EOS: ACK ECC: 62 OK
---

We'll get there eventually !

Rich

Re: YADD Newbie

Steve McDonald
 

Thank you Richard. This has been hellpful and I will continue to play today. I am also not sure how critical the 'calibrate' procedure is or if I have done it correctly. I gather it is best to use a carrier such as from WWV or a local BCB station for this?

I can see DSC signals on the correct frequency and do center them manually but still no decodes. Checking the polarity USB/LSB makes no difference. Perhaps there are enough similarities between this and YAND that I should download and read the YAND instructions. I will ocassionally see a few numbers scroll across the little ticker-tape display window in the top left but maybe just three or four numbers before it stops. Is this a running display of what is being decoded or ... ?

I much prefer mc. and kc. as well ...being 69 years old, this Hertz stuff never sat right with me...cycles is perfectly descriptive. At least they didn't decide to use 'kiloheinrichs' which makes about as much sense!


Steve




On 27 July 2017 at 20:20, 'Steve' ve7sl@... [dsc-list]
<dsc-list@...> wrote:

at what portion on the spectrum graphic display should I normally expect to
see signals?
Can I jump in here?

Surely that would depend on your receiver's frequency and mode
settings rather than saying "it needs to be set HERE"
For example: I am using an Alinco RX-8 receiver tuned to 2187.5 Kc/s,
CW mode, narrow filter, with an 800 c/s CW pitch.
In that case I need to set those 2 yellow lines on the Spectrum/Msgs
screen so that they straddle the vertical line at 800
You do this by placing the cursor between those 2 yellow lines,
left-click and hold down your mouse and drag those lines across so
that they straddle the 800 line

On the other hand, if your receiver is in USB mode then those two
yellow lines need to be offset by an amount equal to the offset of
your receiver.
Example: assume you are monitoring 8414.5 Kc/s. Your receiver is tuned
to 8413.0 kc/s USB. In that case those two yellow lines need to
straddle the '1500' line
(8414.5 - 8413.0 = 1.5). You can choose whatever offset you like,
within reason. If you increase the frequency then you need to decrease
the offset

I know there's an auto-tune facility but I very very rarely use it.

Regards
Rich
(we 60-somethings still work in cycles per second!)


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Marcus Ramos
 

Hi all ... short 4Mc log.
 
 
 
20170728 0319  4207.5 007100002 Recife Radio, BRA, 2143 Km
20170728 0323  4207.5 007010008 Comodoro Rivadavia, ARG, 3091 Km
20170728 0411  4207.5 003669995 NMN CAMSLANT Chesapeake, USA, 7415 Km
20170728 0416  4207.5 003669997 NMA COMMSTA Miami, USA, 6596 Km
20170728 0735  4207.5 003669991 NMF COMMSTA Boston, USA, 7696 Km
20170728 0839  4207.5 007100001 Rio de Janeiro Radio, BRA, 306 Km
 
 
 
RX:4207.5
SYMB: 120 120 021 094 084 000 000 108 000 071 000 000 020 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 122 042 122 122
FMT:SEL  CAT:SAF TO:SHIP,219484000,Hafnia Libra,OUYK2,Tanker FR:COAST,007100002,BRA,Recife Radio
TC1:TEST  TC2:NOINF  FREQ:--  POS: -- EOS: ACK ECC: 42 OK
---
RX:4207.5
SYMB: 120 120 053 080 004 024 060 108 000 070 010 000 080 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 122 063 122 122
FMT:SEL  CAT:SAF TO:SHIP,538004246,Latgale,V7VZ4,Tanker FR:COAST,007010008,ARG,Comodoro Rivadavia
TC1:TEST  TC2:NOINF  FREQ:--  POS: -- EOS: ACK ECC: 63 OK
---
RX:4207.5
SYMB: 120 120 047 072 050 080 000 108 000 036 069 099 050 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 122 083 122 122
FMT:SEL  CAT:SAF TO:SHIP,477250800,Spring Sunshine,VRLR6,UNK FR:COAST,003669995,USA,NMN CAMSLANT Chesapeake
TC1:TEST  TC2:NOINF  FREQ:--  POS: -- EOS: ACK ECC: 83 OK
---
RX:4207.5
SYMB: 120 120 035 027 018 000 000 108 000 036 069 099 070 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 122 008 122 ~~~
FMT:SEL  CAT:SAF TO:SHIP,352718000,Canadian Highway,3EVW3,Cargo FR:COAST,003669997,USA,NMA COMMSTA Miami
TC1:TEST  TC2:NOINF  FREQ:--  POS: -- EOS: ACK ECC: 8 OK
---
RX:4207.5
SYMB: 120 120 053 080 090 015 060 108 000 036 069 099 010 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 122 098 122 122
FMT:SEL  CAT:SAF TO:SHIP,538090156,Rickmers Dalian,V7FS3,Cargo FR:COAST,003669991,USA,NMF COMMSTA Boston
TC1:TEST  TC2:NOINF  FREQ:--  POS: -- EOS: ACK ECC: 98 OK
---
RX:4207.5
SYMB: 120 120 037 009 099 000 000 108 000 071 000 000 010 118 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 122 100 122 122
FMT:SEL  CAT:SAF TO:SHIP,370999000,Shamrock Jupiter,3FXP2,Tanker FR:COAST,007100001,BRA,Rio de Janeiro Radio
TC1:TEST  TC2:NOINF  FREQ:--  POS: -- EOS: ACK ECC: 100 OK
---
 
 
73
Marcus Ramos
PY3CRX + PY2PLL
S. Bernardo do Campo – SP – BRA
SDR-IQ / PA0RDT Mini Whip or MFJ Mag Loop / HDSDR / YaDD
 

DSC SoCal Log 27 Jul 2017

Don
 

DSC "Dx" logs.

17 different coast stations.

QNH: 1012 mb Steady, clear, HOT



Session Report for Don Tomkinson, KPC6NDB
Listening Location: Upland CA USA, DM14ec (34°06'07"N 117°37'48"W)
Report Created On Jul 27, 2017
Receiver(s): Perseusx3 RSP2pro WR-G31DDCx4
Antenna(s): DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 PA0RDT-MW
Software: Perseus v5a Spectran WWSU YaDD
Report Sorted by Freq in Ascending order, Frequency Range 40.00 - 29,700.00 kHz
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
YYYY-MM-DD UTC kHz Call mi Location
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
2017-07-27 03:18 2187.5 003061000 3409 Curaçao Radio, ATN

2017-07-27 01:02 4207.5 003669990 388 CAMSPAC Pt Reyes NMC, CA, USA
2017-07-27 02:20 4207.5 003669995 2332 NMN CAMSLANT Chesapeake, VA, USA
2017-07-27 04:49 4207.5 003160023 2904 Iqaluit Radio, NU, CAN
2017-07-27 05:35 4207.5 003669998 1643 NMG COMMSTA New Orleans, LA, USA
2017-07-27 09:36 4207.5 003669997 2293 NMA COMMSTA Miami, FL, USA
2017-07-27 10:29 4207.5 003669899 2294 Kodiak Radio NOJ, ALS
2017-07-27 10:49 4207.5 004122100 6511 Shanghai Radio, CHN
2017-07-27 11:44 4207.5 005741040 7656 Hai Phong Radio, VTN
2017-07-27 11:47 4207.5 005742030 7845 Da Nang Radio, VTN
2017-07-27 13:10 4207.5 005030001 7541 Charleville / Wiluna Radio, QD, AUS
2017-07-27 14:27 4207.5 004310001 5503 Tokyo Coast Guard Radio, JPN

2017-07-27 10:58 6312.0 004122100 6511 Shanghai Radio, CHN
2017-07-27 11:49 6312.0 005743030 8188 Ho Chi Minh Ville Radio, VTN
2017-07-27 14:27 6312.0 004310001 5503 Tokyo Coast Guard Radio, JPN

2017-07-27 01:58 8414.5 006010001 9955 Cape Town Radio, AFS
2017-07-27 05:02 8414.5 003660003 1728 WLO Mobile Radio, AL, USA
2017-07-27 06:36 8414.5 005030001 7541 Charleville / Wiluna Radio, QD, AUS
2017-07-27 08:32 8414.5 004122100 6511 Shanghai Radio, CHN
2017-07-27 10:35 8414.5 005743030 8188 Ho Chi Minh Ville Radio, VTN
2017-07-27 10:36 8414.5 005742080 8003 Nha Trang Radio, VTN
2017-07-27 11:38 8414.5 005742030 7846 Da Nang Radio, VTN
2017-07-27 11:56 8414.5 005671000 8350 Bangkok Radio, THA
2017-07-27 14:27 8414.5 004310001 5503 Tokyo Coast Guard Radio, JPN

2017-07-27 06:18 12577.0 005030001 7541 Charleville / Wiluna Radio, QD, AUS
2017-07-27 15:14 12577.0 003660003 1728 WLO Mobile Radio, AL, USA

2017-07-27 06:28 16804.5 005030001 7541 Charleville / Wiluna Radio, QD, AUS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Output Generated By WWSU 6.4.0.14 (2013, Alex Wiecek - VE3GOP, http://www.ve3gop.com)
27 stations logged during this Session (0 new)
Total number of stations logged from all listening locations - 2101 (1588 NDB, 32 Navtex, 97 DGPS,
320 DSC, 20 HAM, 72 OTHER)

--
More Radio Fun and a Whole Lot More!

Don KPC6NDB
Upland, CA
34.10 -117.63 1250ft
FRG-100B FunCube Dongle Pro+
ICF2010 Perseusx3 WR-G31DDCx4
SDRplay RSP2pro R70 R71A w/250Hz
R75x2 w/250Hz PRN1000x2 SDR-IQ SPR-4
SSR-1 w/NDB mod SR-AF & LPF DSP599zx
MFJ-784B HD-1418 AF-1 MSB-1
PA0RDT-MWx2 @22 & 35ft DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 @20ft
RYOAA @20ft McKay Dymek DA-100 AAx3
ALA100Lx2 ALA1010 Z1501F 30ft random wire Russian MW
70+ Vintage ADF/RDF

Re: YADD Newbie

Mats A
 

Hi Steve

I was not aware that I should be using 300Hz filtering?

- Start of with wide filters, as it's easier to see the audio signal in Yadd.

at what portion on the spectrum graphic display should I normally expect to
see signals?

I depends upon what you use to receive.
- if you use a receiver which supports only LSB or USB you have to offset the frequency to something suitable so the received DSC signal is visible in Yadd.
- If you use a receiver that supports RTTY you may set the receive frq spot on (eg 12577.0 if you intend to decode 12MHz) and adjust the BFO to a suitable range.

I use an ELAD FDM-S2 in RTTY mode with narrow filters and have set the BFO to 1200Hz. The audio is piped thru a virtual audio cable to YaDD and looks like this when a signal is received.


Depending on your setup you first have to adjust the receiver frq so the received "DSC signal" is visible in YaDD, and second adjust the yellow bars to coincide with the two peaks according to the picture above. When this is done you observe if the indicator in YaDD "locks" to a signal and starts to flicker. if it does not decode, try to change the signal polarity in YaDD and adjust according to above and observe again.

Do some trial and error, and don't hesitate to ask more.

//Mats

Re: YADD Newbie

Don
 

Hi Steve,

I forgot to address this in my last email. YaDD as far as I know doesn't mess with your registry so it is easier to just cut and paste to the C:/ drive. If you want to be extra careful just copy it. If all is well just delete the old YaDD folder in the Programs/x86 folder.


Cheers,

More Live Radio Fun and a Whole Lot More!

Don KPC6NDB
Upland, CA
34.10 -117.63 1250ft
FRG-100B FunCube Dongle Pro+
ICF2010 Perseusx3 WR-G31DDCx4
SDRplay RSP2pro R70 R71A w/250Hz
R75x2 w/250Hz PRN1000x2 SDR-IQ SPR-4
SSR-1 w/NDB mod SR-AF & LPF DSP599zx
MFJ-784B HD-1418 AF-1 MSB-1
PA0RDT-MWx2 @22 & 35ft DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 @20ft
RYOAA @20ft McKay Dymek DA-100 AAx3
ALA100Lx2 ALA1010 Z1501F 30ft random wire Russian MW
70+ Vintage ADF/RDF

On 27-Jul-17 12:58, 'Steve' ve7sl@... [dsc-list] wrote:

Thanks Don...would it be cleaner / easier to just un-install it and then
download into a different directory ? I've not tried the cut-paste approach
for relocatting program files.

Steve

Hi Steve,

First, cut and paste YaDD to the C:/ directory (also YaND if you have
that as well). If you have a YaDD desktop icon delete it and make a new
one by sending YaDD.exe to the desktop after cutting and pasting.
YaDD/YaND are pretty much bullet proof and easy to use. I've found most
problems are external to the programs. If you are receiving
transmissions but no decodes try changing the signal polarity just under
the Audio Input button.

If you have a way to look at the audio from your rx you can see if you
are off frequency. You should see 6 horizontal lines during a
transmission - try to center them in your 300 Hz audio filter buy
adjusting your rx frequency slightly. Also look at the Spectrum/Msgs
display during transmissions. The vertical bars should match up with the
peaks of the signal pretty much. Note that many ships are not exactly on
frequency (I don't know why) but coast stations pretty close.

For about 3 weeks or so 16 and 12 mHz have been very poor here on the
left coast although you should see some ship calls regardless. Overnight
try 4 mHz - it has been fairly good. During the day try 8 mHz.


Cheers,


More Live Radio Fun and a Whole Lot More!

Don KPC6NDB
Upland, CA
34.10 -117.63 1250ft
FRG-100B FunCube Dongle Pro+
ICF2010 Perseusx3 WR-G31DDCx4
SDRplay RSP2pro R70 R71A w/250Hz
R75x2 w/250Hz PRN1000x2 SDR-IQ SPR-4
SSR-1 w/NDB mod SR-AF & LPF DSP599zx
MFJ-784B HD-1418 AF-1 MSB-1
PA0RDT-MWx2 @22 & 35ft DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 @20ft
RYOAA @20ft McKay Dymek DA-100 AAx3
ALA100Lx2 ALA1010 Z1501F 30ft random wire Russian MW
70+ Vintage ADF/RDF

On 27-Jul-17 09:22, 'Steve' ve7sl@... [dsc-list] wrote:

Thank you Dirk. I'm surprised that no such handy document exists for
newcomers to YADD.

I installed the software but did not notice the warning and have put
in the
normal (x86) directory so perhaps what I am finding is because of that.

I have audio going into YADD fine and can see the waterfall / spectrum
display working fine but have not decoded any signals on 12MHz in
spite of
several hours of running. I did a calibration on a strong local signal
which
seemed to be fine.

Will changing directories be the answer or ... if it has been
installed in
the incorrect (x86) directory, would I still expect to see what I am
noticing but minus the decodes?

Steve

Hi Steve,

Sadly no, but John GM4SLV has written a fairly comprehensive
explanation on the decoding and interpratation of DSC messages. See
attachment.

There is one important tip regarding the install process though:

_Important note to Vista/Win7/Win8 users_

If you are not logged on with administrator rights, and have not
disabled User Access Control (UAC), YaDD will not work correctly,
due
to
Microsoft's Virtual Store (TM) (long, ugly story)

For YaDD to work correctly in that situation, you _must_change the
install path to anything you prefer that is NOT under C:&#92;Program
Files
(x86). C:&#92;YaDD, C:&#92;Bobs_programs&#92;YaDD or whatever.




Regards - Dirk



On 27/07/2017 at 0:48 , ve7sl@... [dsc-list] wrote:

Is there a 'YADD For Dummies' anywhere?

Steve VE7SL




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Re: YADD Newbie

Don
 

Hi Steve.

The DSC data transmissions are 300Hz wide so your rcvr's audio filter should be the same for best signal to noise ratio.

On the YaDD Spectrum/Msgs panel there is a bar graph across the top third of the display. The two vertical yellow bars will match up close to the signal peaks of a DSC transmission. More importantly there is a red vertical bar that will show your audio frequency of your receiver like 440Hz, 700Hz or whatever it may be.

You should already see a lump of audio outlined in white moving around with the noise. If not YaDD has no audio to work with.

Click on the white horizontal scale with the numbers where your audio frequency is if you know it. If you don't know your rcvr audio output frequency just click in the middle of the lump of audio and read the number - now you know. Watch it when there is a transmission and correct if needed.

I've attached a screen grab of the above.


Cheers,


More Live Radio Fun and a Whole Lot More!

Don KPC6NDB
Upland, CA
34.10 -117.63 1250ft
FRG-100B FunCube Dongle Pro+
ICF2010 Perseusx3 WR-G31DDCx4
SDRplay RSP2pro R70 R71A w/250Hz
R75x2 w/250Hz PRN1000x2 SDR-IQ SPR-4
SSR-1 w/NDB mod SR-AF & LPF DSP599zx
MFJ-784B HD-1418 AF-1 MSB-1
PA0RDT-MWx2 @22 & 35ft DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 @20ft
RYOAA @20ft McKay Dymek DA-100 AAx3
ALA100Lx2 ALA1010 Z1501F 30ft random wire Russian MW
70+ Vintage ADF/RDF

On 27-Jul-17 13:20, 'Steve' ve7sl@... [dsc-list] wrote:


There's a more extensive (but still not complete) guide to MF/HF DSC
attached (I think it's also in the Files section of the group
somewhere).
Thank you John. I found that one as well and will read the 'easy parts' and
save the rest for some period when I'm suffering from insomnia ;-)

But first I need to see some decodes.

Don...

If you have a way to look at the audio from your rx you can see if you
are off frequency. You should see 6 horizontal lines during a
transmission - try to center them in your 300 Hz audio filter buy
adjusting your rx frequency slightly.

are you referring to the spectrum display at the top ? I was not aware that
I should be using 300Hz filtering?

Also look at the Spectrum/Msgs
display during transmissions. The vertical bars should match up with the
peaks of the signal pretty much. Note that many ships are not exactly on
frequency (I don't know why) but coast stations pretty close.

at what portion onthe spectrum graphic display should I normally expect to
see signals?

Steve

WEB - "The VE7SL Radio Notebook": http://qsl.net/ve7sl/

VE7SL BLOG - "Homebrewing and Operating Adventures From 2200m to Nanowaves":
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Re: YADD Newbie

Richard Ware
 

On 27 July 2017 at 20:20, 'Steve' ve7sl@... [dsc-list]
<dsc-list@...> wrote:

at what portion on the spectrum graphic display should I normally expect to
see signals?
Can I jump in here?

Surely that would depend on your receiver's frequency and mode
settings rather than saying "it needs to be set HERE"
For example: I am using an Alinco RX-8 receiver tuned to 2187.5 Kc/s,
CW mode, narrow filter, with an 800 c/s CW pitch.
In that case I need to set those 2 yellow lines on the Spectrum/Msgs
screen so that they straddle the vertical line at 800
You do this by placing the cursor between those 2 yellow lines,
left-click and hold down your mouse and drag those lines across so
that they straddle the 800 line

On the other hand, if your receiver is in USB mode then those two
yellow lines need to be offset by an amount equal to the offset of
your receiver.
Example: assume you are monitoring 8414.5 Kc/s. Your receiver is tuned
to 8413.0 kc/s USB. In that case those two yellow lines need to
straddle the '1500' line
(8414.5 - 8413.0 = 1.5). You can choose whatever offset you like,
within reason. If you increase the frequency then you need to decrease
the offset

I know there's an auto-tune facility but I very very rarely use it.

Regards
Rich
(we 60-somethings still work in cycles per second!)

Re: YADD Newbie [1 Attachment]

Steve McDonald
 

There's a more extensive (but still not complete) guide to MF/HF DSC
attached (I think it's also in the Files section of the group
somewhere).
Thank you John. I found that one as well and will read the 'easy parts' and save the rest for some period when I'm suffering from insomnia ;-)

But first I need to see some decodes.

Don...

If you have a way to look at the audio from your rx you can see if you
are off frequency. You should see 6 horizontal lines during a
transmission - try to center them in your 300 Hz audio filter buy
adjusting your rx frequency slightly.

are you referring to the spectrum display at the top ? I was not aware that I should be using 300Hz filtering?

Also look at the Spectrum/Msgs
display during transmissions. The vertical bars should match up with the
peaks of the signal pretty much. Note that many ships are not exactly on
frequency (I don't know why) but coast stations pretty close.


at what portion onthe spectrum graphic display should I normally expect to see signals?



Steve




WEB - "The VE7SL Radio Notebook": http://qsl.net/ve7sl/

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Re: YADD Newbie

Steve McDonald
 

Thanks Don...would it be cleaner / easier to just un-install it and then download into a different directory ? I've not tried the cut-paste approach for relocatting program files.

Steve



Hi Steve,

First, cut and paste YaDD to the C:/ directory (also YaND if you have
that as well). If you have a YaDD desktop icon delete it and make a new
one by sending YaDD.exe to the desktop after cutting and pasting.
YaDD/YaND are pretty much bullet proof and easy to use. I've found most
problems are external to the programs. If you are receiving
transmissions but no decodes try changing the signal polarity just under
the Audio Input button.

If you have a way to look at the audio from your rx you can see if you
are off frequency. You should see 6 horizontal lines during a
transmission - try to center them in your 300 Hz audio filter buy
adjusting your rx frequency slightly. Also look at the Spectrum/Msgs
display during transmissions. The vertical bars should match up with the
peaks of the signal pretty much. Note that many ships are not exactly on
frequency (I don't know why) but coast stations pretty close.

For about 3 weeks or so 16 and 12 mHz have been very poor here on the
left coast although you should see some ship calls regardless. Overnight
try 4 mHz - it has been fairly good. During the day try 8 mHz.


Cheers,


More Live Radio Fun and a Whole Lot More!

Don KPC6NDB
Upland, CA
34.10 -117.63 1250ft
FRG-100B FunCube Dongle Pro+
ICF2010 Perseusx3 WR-G31DDCx4
SDRplay RSP2pro R70 R71A w/250Hz
R75x2 w/250Hz PRN1000x2 SDR-IQ SPR-4
SSR-1 w/NDB mod SR-AF & LPF DSP599zx
MFJ-784B HD-1418 AF-1 MSB-1
PA0RDT-MWx2 @22 & 35ft DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 @20ft
RYOAA @20ft McKay Dymek DA-100 AAx3
ALA100Lx2 ALA1010 Z1501F 30ft random wire Russian MW
70+ Vintage ADF/RDF

On 27-Jul-17 09:22, 'Steve' ve7sl@... [dsc-list] wrote:

Thank you Dirk. I'm surprised that no such handy document exists for
newcomers to YADD.

I installed the software but did not notice the warning and have put
in the
normal (x86) directory so perhaps what I am finding is because of that.

I have audio going into YADD fine and can see the waterfall / spectrum
display working fine but have not decoded any signals on 12MHz in
spite of
several hours of running. I did a calibration on a strong local signal
which
seemed to be fine.

Will changing directories be the answer or ... if it has been
installed in
the incorrect (x86) directory, would I still expect to see what I am
noticing but minus the decodes?

Steve

Hi Steve,

Sadly no, but John GM4SLV has written a fairly comprehensive
explanation on the decoding and interpratation of DSC messages. See
attachment.

There is one important tip regarding the install process though:

_Important note to Vista/Win7/Win8 users_

If you are not logged on with administrator rights, and have not
disabled User Access Control (UAC), YaDD will not work correctly, due to
Microsoft's Virtual Store (TM) (long, ugly story)

For YaDD to work correctly in that situation, you _must_change the
install path to anything you prefer that is NOT under C:&#92;Program Files
(x86). C:&#92;YaDD, C:&#92;Bobs_programs&#92;YaDD or whatever.




Regards - Dirk



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Re: YADD Newbie [1 Attachment]

John Pumford-Green
 

Re: YADD Newbie

Don
 

Hi Steve,

First, cut and paste YaDD to the C:/ directory (also YaND if you have that as well). If you have a YaDD desktop icon delete it and make a new one by sending YaDD.exe to the desktop after cutting and pasting. YaDD/YaND are pretty much bullet proof and easy to use. I've found most problems are external to the programs. If you are receiving transmissions but no decodes try changing the signal polarity just under the Audio Input button.

If you have a way to look at the audio from your rx you can see if you are off frequency. You should see 6 horizontal lines during a transmission - try to center them in your 300 Hz audio filter buy adjusting your rx frequency slightly. Also look at the Spectrum/Msgs display during transmissions. The vertical bars should match up with the peaks of the signal pretty much. Note that many ships are not exactly on frequency (I don't know why) but coast stations pretty close.

For about 3 weeks or so 16 and 12 mHz have been very poor here on the left coast although you should see some ship calls regardless. Overnight try 4 mHz - it has been fairly good. During the day try 8 mHz.


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34.10 -117.63 1250ft
FRG-100B FunCube Dongle Pro+
ICF2010 Perseusx3 WR-G31DDCx4
SDRplay RSP2pro R70 R71A w/250Hz
R75x2 w/250Hz PRN1000x2 SDR-IQ SPR-4
SSR-1 w/NDB mod SR-AF & LPF DSP599zx
MFJ-784B HD-1418 AF-1 MSB-1
PA0RDT-MWx2 @22 & 35ft DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 @20ft
RYOAA @20ft McKay Dymek DA-100 AAx3
ALA100Lx2 ALA1010 Z1501F 30ft random wire Russian MW
70+ Vintage ADF/RDF

On 27-Jul-17 09:22, 'Steve' ve7sl@... [dsc-list] wrote:

Thank you Dirk. I'm surprised that no such handy document exists for
newcomers to YADD.

I installed the software but did not notice the warning and have put in the
normal (x86) directory so perhaps what I am finding is because of that.

I have audio going into YADD fine and can see the waterfall / spectrum
display working fine but have not decoded any signals on 12MHz in spite of
several hours of running. I did a calibration on a strong local signal which
seemed to be fine.

Will changing directories be the answer or ... if it has been installed in
the incorrect (x86) directory, would I still expect to see what I am
noticing but minus the decodes?

Steve

Hi Steve,

Sadly no, but John GM4SLV has written a fairly comprehensive
explanation on the decoding and interpratation of DSC messages. See
attachment.

There is one important tip regarding the install process though:

_Important note to Vista/Win7/Win8 users_

If you are not logged on with administrator rights, and have not
disabled User Access Control (UAC), YaDD will not work correctly, due to
Microsoft's Virtual Store (TM) (long, ugly story)

For YaDD to work correctly in that situation, you _must_change the
install path to anything you prefer that is NOT under C:&#92;Program Files
(x86). C:&#92;YaDD, C:&#92;Bobs_programs&#92;YaDD or whatever.




Regards - Dirk



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REU DSC logs

peter
 

Hi all,

Recent DSC logs

Session Report for Peter Conway, G3UFI
Listening Location: Hastings UK, JO00gv (50°54'45"N   000°33'30"E)
Report Created On Jul 27, 2017
Receiver(s): WiNRADiO 313i/R1000/Spyverter/various SDRs
Antenna(s): ALA100M/ALA1530 Loops/Dipoles/Discone
Software: Multipsk 4.31 + other software
Report Sorted by Freq in Ascending order, Frequency Range 100.00 - 156525.00 kHz
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
YYYY-MM-DD UTC    kHz     Call       km    New Location
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2017-07-26 00:46 2187.5   002651000            UNID, SWE
2017-07-26 01:59 2187.5   002510100  1963      Reykjavik Radio, ISL
2017-07-26 00:11 2187.5   002653000  1057      Goteborg Radio, SWE
2017-07-26 03:07 2187.5   003313000  3414      Aasiaat Radio, GRL
2017-07-26 19:57 8414.5   002371000  2213      Olympia Radio, GRC
2017-07-26 07:19 8414.5   004122100  9222      Shanghai Radio, CHN
2017-07-26 01:25 8414.5   004661010  5119      Doha Radio, QAT
2017-07-26 03:22 8414.5   006010001  9571      Cape Town Radio, AFS
2017-07-26 17:36 12577.0  007100002  7393      Recife Radio, BRA
2017-07-26 17:34 12577.0  007100003  8281      Manaus Radio, BRA
2017-07-26 12:10 12577.0  002371000  2213      Olympia Radio, GRC
2017-07-26 12:08 12577.0  002241022  1081      Coruna Radio, ESP
2017-07-26 17:39 16804.5  007100002  7389      Recife Radio, BRA
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Output Generated By WWSU 6.4 (2013, Alex Wiecek - VE3GOP, http://www.ve3gop.com)
13 stations logged during this Session (0 new)
Total number of stations logged   -   641

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Re: YADD Newbie [1 Attachment]

Steve McDonald
 

Thank you Dirk. I'm surprised that no such handy document exists for newcomers to YADD.

I installed the software but did not notice the warning and have put in the normal (x86) directory so perhaps what I am finding is because of that.

I have audio going into YADD fine and can see the waterfall / spectrum display working fine but have not decoded any signals on 12MHz in spite of several hours of running. I did a calibration on a strong local signal which seemed to be fine.

Will changing directories be the answer or ... if it has been installed in the incorrect (x86) directory, would I still expect to see what I am noticing but minus the decodes?

Steve



Hi Steve,

Sadly no, but John GM4SLV has written a fairly comprehensive
explanation on the decoding and interpratation of DSC messages. See
attachment.

There is one important tip regarding the install process though:

_Important note to Vista/Win7/Win8 users_

If you are not logged on with administrator rights, and have not
disabled User Access Control (UAC), YaDD will not work correctly, due to
Microsoft's Virtual Store (TM) (long, ugly story)

For YaDD to work correctly in that situation, you _must_change the
install path to anything you prefer that is NOT under C:&#92;Program Files
(x86). C:&#92;YaDD, C:&#92;Bobs_programs&#92;YaDD or whatever.




Regards - Dirk



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Steve VE7SL




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Re: YADD Newbie

Dirk Claessens
 

Hi Steve,

Sadly no, but John GM4SLV has written  a fairly comprehensive explanation on the decoding and interpratation of  DSC messages. See attachment.

There is one important tip regarding the install process though:

Important note to Vista/Win7/Win8 users

If you are not logged on with administrator rights, and have not disabled User Access Control (UAC), YaDD will not work correctly, due to Microsoft's Virtual Store (TM) (long, ugly story)

For YaDD to work correctly in that situation, you must change the install path to anything you prefer that is NOT under C:\Program Files (x86). C:\YaDD, C:\Bobs_programs\YaDD or whatever.




Regards - Dirk



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Is there a 'YADD For Dummies' anywhere?

Steve  VE7SL



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DSC SoCal Log 26 Jul 2017

Don
 

DSC "Dx" logs.

17 different coast stations. No 16 mHz logs.

QNH: 1013 mb Steady, clear, Hot



Session Report for Don Tomkinson, KPC6NDB
Listening Location: Upland CA USA, DM14ec (34°06'07"N 117°37'48"W)
Report Created On Jul 26, 2017
Receiver(s): Perseusx3 RSP2pro WR-G31DDCx4
Antenna(s): DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 PA0RDT-MW
Software: HRD Perseus v5a Spectran WWSU YaDD YaND
Report Sorted by Freq in Ascending order, Frequency Range 40.00 - 29,700.00 kHz
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
YYYY-MM-DD UTC kHz Call mi Location
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
2017-07-26 05:06 2187.5 003061000 3409 Curaçao Radio, ATN

2017-07-26 00:49 4207.5 003669990 388 CAMSPAC Pt Reyes NMC, CA, USA
2017-07-26 04:17 4207.5 003669995 2332 NMN CAMSLANT Chesapeake, VA, USA
2017-07-26 05:48 4207.5 003669998 1643 NMG COMMSTA New Orleans, LA, USA
2017-07-26 06:36 4207.5 003669997 2293 NMA COMMSTA Miami, FL, USA
2017-07-26 09:06 4207.5 003669899 2294 Kodiak Radio NOJ, ALS
2017-07-26 12:14 4207.5 004122100 6511 Shanghai Radio, CHN
2017-07-26 13:04 4207.5 005742080 8003 Nha Trang Radio, VTN
2017-07-26 14:37 4207.5 004310001 5503 Tokyo Coast Guard Radio, JPN
2017-07-26 14:43 4207.5 003669993 2608 CAMSPAC Honolulu NMO, HWA

2017-07-26 02:02 6312.0 004122100 6511 Shanghai Radio, CHN
2017-07-26 12:59 6312.0 005742030 7846 Da Nang Radio, VTN
2017-07-26 14:37 6312.0 004310001 5503 Tokyo Coast Guard Radio, JPN

2017-07-26 02:13 8414.5 003660003 1728 WLO Mobile Radio, AL, USA
2017-07-26 07:02 8414.5 003669899 2294 Kodiak Radio NOJ, ALS
2017-07-26 10:02 8414.5 004122100 6511 Shanghai Radio, CHN
2017-07-26 10:35 8414.5 005743030 8188 Ho Chi Minh Ville Radio, VTN
2017-07-26 10:42 8414.5 005741040 7656 Hai Phong Radio, VTN
2017-07-26 10:51 8414.5 005030001 7541 Charleville / Wiluna Radio, QD, AUS
2017-07-26 12:43 8414.5 003669999 USCG Group Call, USA
2017-07-26 12:48 8414.5 003669995 2332 NMN CAMSLANT Chesapeake, VA, USA
2017-07-26 14:38 8414.5 004310001 5503 Tokyo Coast Guard Radio, JPN
2017-07-26 14:53 8414.5 005671000 8350 Bangkok Radio, THA

2017-07-26 06:38 12577.0 005030001 7541 Charleville / Wiluna Radio, QD, AUS
2017-07-26 13:41 12577.0 003660003 1728 WLO Mobile Radio, AL, USA
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Output Generated By WWSU 6.4.0.14 (2013, Alex Wiecek - VE3GOP, http://www.ve3gop.com)
25 stations logged during this Session (0 new)
Total number of stations logged from all listening locations - 2101 (1588 NDB, 32 Navtex, 97 DGPS,
320 DSC, 20 HAM, 72 OTHER)

--
More Radio Fun and a Whole Lot More!

Don KPC6NDB
Upland, CA
34.10 -117.63 1250ft
FRG-100B FunCube Dongle Pro+
ICF2010 Perseusx3 WR-G31DDCx4
SDRplay RSP2pro R70 R71A w/250Hz
R75x2 w/250Hz PRN1000x2 SDR-IQ SPR-4
SSR-1 w/NDB mod SR-AF & LPF DSP599zx
MFJ-784B HD-1418 AF-1 MSB-1
PA0RDT-MWx2 @22 & 35ft DXE-ARAV3-1Px2 @20ft
RYOAA @20ft McKay Dymek DA-100 AAx3
ALA100Lx2 ALA1010 Z1501F 30ft random wire Russian MW
70+ Vintage ADF/RDF

YADD Newbie

Steve McDonald
 

Is there a 'YADD For Dummies' anywhere?

Steve  VE7SL

REU DSC logs

peter
 

Hi all,

Recent DSC logs.

Session Report for Peter Conway, G3UFI
Listening Location: Hastings UK, JO00gv (50°54'45"N   000°33'30"E)
Report Created On Jul 26, 2017
Receiver(s): WiNRADiO 313i/R1000/Spyverter/various SDRs
Antenna(s): ALA100M/ALA1530 Loops/Dipoles/Discone
Software: Multipsk 4.31 + other software
Report Sorted by Freq in Ascending order, Frequency Range 100.00 - 156525.00 kHz
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
YYYY-MM-DD UTC    kHz     Call       km    New Location
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2017-07-25 00:33 2187.5   002275000  452       CROSS Etel, FRA
2017-07-25 04:32 8414.5   002070810  2226      Varna Radio, BUL
2017-07-25 04:13 8414.5   002091000  3151      Cyprus Radio, CYP
2017-07-25 06:32 8414.5   002640570  2224      Constanta Radio, ROU
2017-07-25 04:17 8414.5   003660003  7321      Mobile Radio, AL, USA
2017-07-25 03:13 8414.5   004661010  5119      Doha Radio, QAT
2017-07-25 16:00 12577.0  007100002  7393      Recife Radio, BRA
2017-07-25 15:32 12577.0  004122100  9222      Shanghai Radio, CHN
2017-07-25 18:58 12577.0  004162019  9791      Chilung Keelung Radio, TWN
2017-07-25 12:49 16804.5  002711000  2225      Istanbul Radio, TUR
2017-07-25 17:53 16804.5  007100002  7389      Recife Radio, BRA
2017-07-25 12:46  156525  002320014  405       Falmouth Radio, ENG
2017-07-25 07:49  156525  002320018  445       Holyhead Radio, WLS
2017-07-25 20:29  156525  002288224  115       Dieppe Signal station, FRA
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Output Generated By WWSU 6.4 (2013, Alex Wiecek - VE3GOP, http://www.ve3gop.com)
14 stations logged during this Session (0 new)
Total number of stations logged   -   641

73,

Peter    g3ufi




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DSC log - Isle Fehmarn - German Baltic

Michael Heinemann
 

M.Heinemann - Isle Fehmarn-German Baltic - 2017-07-25
54.43N - 11.12E - JO54nk
Perseus - AirSpy / SpyVerter- Combo
pa0rdt Mini Whip
SDR Console - YaDD 1.6.3

YYYYMMDD HHMM kHz MMSI CTY Station ID
=========================================================
20170725 1119 8414.5  002070810 Varna Radio Bulgaria
20170725 1901 8414.5  002091000 Cyprus Radio Cyprus
20170725 0017 8414.5  002241022 Coruna Radio Spain
20170725 0037 8414.5  002371000 Olympia Radio Greece
20170725 1718 8414.5  002711000 Istanbul Radio Turkey
20170725 1730 8414.5  005030001 RCC Australia Australia
20170725 1815 8414.5  005671000 Bangkok Radio Thailand
20170725 1842 8414.5  005741040 Hai Phong Radio Vietnam
20170725 1750 8414.5  006010001 Cape Town Radio South Africa

20170725 1415 16804.5  004122100 Shanghai Radio China
20170725 1513 16804.5  007100002 Recife Radio Brazil

==== Coast Station Totals ====

8414.5kHz : 9
16804.5kHz : 2