Started by GZCP31, February 08, 2018, 08:56:49 pm
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Quote from: Live2Learn on February 08, 2018, 10:45:33 pmInteresting tool. What exactly does "inexpensive" mean in today's nominal currency?
Quote from: GZCP31 on February 09, 2018, 02:09:05 amQuote from: Live2Learn on February 08, 2018, 10:45:33 pmInteresting tool. What exactly does "inexpensive" mean in today's nominal currency?Better than the thousands of dollars I have seen.
Quote from: GZCP31 on February 08, 2018, 08:56:49 pmWhile looking at options for ELT tracking options that are available today, I have run across an inexpensive way to receive and decode 406Mhz ELT transmissions. This requires a Laptop, USB Stick, Software and an antenna.The Laptop needs to be running Windows. The Additional Software is a program called Multipsk. It was written by a Ham radio operator in France. (License is $40) http://f6cte.free.fr/index_anglais.htmThe USB Stick is an RTL-SDR. This is a Software Defined Radio that is based on the DVB-T stick. (available on Amazon for $20.00) https://www.amazon.com/RTL-SDR-Blog-RTL2832U-Software-Defined/dp/B0129EBDS2The Antenna I am using is a hand held Ham YAGI antenna that is tuned to the 440 Ham band. This is close enough for testing. (Cost $20.00 to build)For information on getting it all to work, I found this BLOG. http://www.bytebang.at/Blog/ELT+Testing+with+rtl-sdrI hope to do testing on this soon.
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