DECODING CW

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Answered
Was reading about Smart SDR and it says it has the ability to decode all the CW on a band.

How do you do this.

What distinguishes SmartSDR is the simplification of these advanced concepts into an elegant graphical user interface that places the operator in complete control.  Want to create an additional Panadapter to watch for possible 10m band openings?  No problem, simply click to add the Panadapter and SmartSDR directs everything from the advanced signal processing software down to the filters in the SCU to form an optimized receiver.  Want to decode all of the CW signals on 40m while working DX on 20m?  It’s just a few clicks away
Photo of WW1SS - Steve

WW1SS - Steve

  • 805 Posts
  • 269 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Neal - K3NC

Neal - K3NC, Elmer

  • 561 Posts
  • 191 Reply Likes
Steven, where are you reading this?
Photo of George Molnar, KF2T

George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

  • 1678 Posts
  • 614 Reply Likes
SmartSDR doesn't decode any mode natively. CW Skimmer integrates nicely using the 6000 Series' I/Q output, though.
Photo of Neal - K3NC

Neal - K3NC, Elmer

  • 561 Posts
  • 191 Reply Likes
Without seeing the reference, its hard to guess what the writer was saying BUT it could be referencing SDR Bridge which will control up to 4 instances of CW Skimmer, along with configuration, etc. It is very simple to use and works very well.
Photo of WW1SS - Steve

WW1SS - Steve

  • 805 Posts
  • 269 Reply Likes
(Edited)
Photo of KY6LA - Howard

KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

  • 3784 Posts
  • 1637 Reply Likes
Yes its only a few clicks away if you use CW Skimmer and SDRBridge or DDUTIL
Photo of Neal - K3NC

Neal - K3NC, Elmer

  • 561 Posts
  • 191 Reply Likes
The wording is a bit suggestive however. I suspect that someone will see how to implant a morse decoder using the new WaveForm programming interface sometime in the future but until then, its SDR Bridge + Skimmer.
Photo of Steve W6SDM

Steve W6SDM

  • 625 Posts
  • 283 Reply Likes
I can't decode all of 40 meters, but I can hear 15 meter CW through the germanium filling in my back molar.  I don't even need my Flex for that.
Photo of DK1EY

DK1EY

  • 177 Posts
  • 48 Reply Likes
Photo of Tim - W4TME

Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

  • 9197 Posts
  • 3557 Reply Likes
Official Response
Steven - thanks for pointing this out.  As several folks mentioned, which was the intent of the sentence, CW decode is seamlessly accomplished by the use of CWSkimmer with the SmartSDR enabled API program SDR-Bridge.  We didn't do a very good job articulating that message.  We have correct that now on the web site.  Sorry for the confusion.
Photo of WW1SS - Steve

WW1SS - Steve

  • 805 Posts
  • 269 Reply Likes
No problem . . . Thought I missed something in the operation here.

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.