SDR Console V3: Signal History and six RX Panes!
Simon Brown, G4ELI, has further developed his software SDR Console which has become THE platform for a real bunch of very different SDRs. The new public preview has two more exciting features:
- “Signal History” takes the signal strength of the given bandwidth each 50 milliseconds, which can be saved in a CSV file. It is also shown in three different speeds on a display.
- “Receivers’ Pane” shows up to six combos of spectrum/spectrogram of the complete up to 24 parallel demodulators (they additionally can be shown in the Matrix, as in former versions).
See screenshot on at the top.
“Signal History” offers many applications, to name just three:
- analyze fading and its structure with an unsurpassed time resolution of 50 ms
- document fade-in and fade out
- measure signal-to-noise ratio of signals
As an First Aid, I have written a PDF of 19 pages with 36 instructive Figures. There you find a step-by-step introduction plus numerous example on how to use this valuable tool in practice. Please download it here. (Another tab opens, where you have to double-click “SDR_COM_Marker” to start download.)
Surely, I will come back to these most welcomed features in more detail. For now only some screenshot examples regarding “Signal History”, which have been realized by analyzing the CSV files with QtiPlot:
… and this is just the beginning! [Receiver: Elad FDM-S2 & AirSpy with SpyVerter]