[aprssig] solutions sought for monitoring idea

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Sun Nov 6 13:06:49 CST 2005

I'd thought at one time about simply hooking an hour meter to the COR
signal, and listening to data on a TNC.  This would yeild a comparison
between data that was received OK , and data that was corrupted and
therefore not decoded by the TNC.


Jim Lux wrote:
> I'm interested in setting up some sort of logging system that does the
> following:
> Records timestamped packets received over the air
> Records timestamped positions
> Records signal levels
> Potentially down the road, records the off-the-air audio for later
> analysis (i.e. looking at collisions)
> A standard TNC and a GPS could probably do the first two, trivially, by
> just spewing the two serial data streams into a text file
> The third one (levels) is a bit trickier.
> So, I've been thinking along the lines of a PCR1000 (which can provide
> level over the RS232 interface) and a software decoder of the packets,
> possibly with some way to shoot the data (when the receiver unsquelches)
> into WAV or AU or raw files.
> Any other ideas?
> Jim, W6RMK
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