UZ7HO Soundmodem

Earlier in the month I got my DVB dongle out and used it to listen to a bit of NWS radio, a bit of public radio and some ham radio during a recent Monday Night Net.

These DVB dongles can do double duty as VHF / UHF receivers...

These DVB dongles can do double duty as VHF / UHF receivers…

What else could I do with it ?  Could I get it to listen to APRS packets.

Using the SDR# program to listen to the packets coming from my TH-D72 HT on 144.390 Mhz

Using the SDR# program to listen to the packets coming from my TH-D72 HT on 144.390 Mhz

Yup, it can hear APRS on 144.390 ….

So I get my volume controls changed around where the  “input” isn’t the mic but the programs (in this case SDR#)

Be sure and turn on the WAV so UZ7HO Soundmodem can hear SDR#

Be sure and turn on the WAV so UZ7HO Soundmodem can hear SDR#

download the UZ7HO .zip file and extract it.  Run the executable.
http://uz7ho.org.ua/packetradio.htm

Set it up for VHF (not HF packet) and that’s about all it takes…

Next up, get APRSIS32 to think Soundmodem is a TNC …

Stay tuned and 73

KD5NJR

Scott

Set UZ7HO to decode 1200 baud and you're all set !

Set UZ7HO to decode 1200 baud and you’re all set !