Make sure you have downloaded the most recent version of PDW. Create a new folder on your PC, e. Unzip all files and save them in the folder just created. Unzip the contents of this file and double click 'install. You can disregard a possible warning from Windows XP about a lacking digital signature. After installation, you should restart your PC. After your PC has restarted, open the map created earlier. Double click the green PDW icon and the screen left will appear.
In most cases, PDW will work right away. If your interface is connected to a different serial port, you can configure PDW by choosing 'Interface Setup'. Select 'Auto' for 'Invert Data'.
Now choose 'Options Program' from the menu. PDW has been configured for use. The needle of the meter should move a little when no signal being received, and show full deflection when a paging signal is received.
Happy monitoring! Here you will find instructions how to configure PDW to monitor paging networks using a 2 or 4 level interface. Hardware connection. It's a 9-pin connector.
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Tune your scanner to the frequency of the paging network you want to monitor. Be advised that your receiver should not be scanning, since it would miss paging transmissions hence messages while scanning other frequencies.You seem to have CSS turned off.
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Thread starter joesheets Start date Jan 4, Tags pdw pocsag sdr. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Joined Jan 6, Messages Two things that I would check: 1. Yours is not showing anything indicating either the volume is set to 0 double click to set audio or the output is not set correctly in SDR.
Make sure that you tell PDW which audio device to use and to treat it as a discriminator tap. See attached images. Annotation Joined Jan 24, Messages Haven't a scooby what the windoze sound settings show as I have never needed to look. Look at the screen capture you took of the recording tab versus the one I posted. See the difference in the audio level? That shows that no audio is getting through the VB Cable, whether it be from the level set to low or you have squelch turned on in SDR or whatever.
You should see a steady audio level in the "meter" under the Record tab next to VB Cable just like a scanner with a discriminator output. If you don't see this audio, there is a problem somewhere and no way that PDW can decode.
You can double click the VB Cable in the Record tab to set the volume. Hope that helps! That is the way I have them set up. Your screenshots appear to show that you have the sdr sharp audio output OFF View attachment Then issue this command with your target callsign and message at the SSH Access command line:. It an Alphapoc R X4 clone. The pager is hand programmable for RIC, freq and baud. Buttons are Up, Down, Function. This is the GPW watch version. Hold the Up and Read buttons down for about 3 seconds until the password is shown.
The default password ispress the Down key 2nd from top to move right until the RIC capcode page is shown. Press the Down key to move through the characters, press the Function key to change the values. Change the frequency by using the Down key to move between characters and use the Function key to change the numbers. Most have several models that cover different frequency ranges.
After 10 years, Peter considers PDW as finished and he has stopped development.
Peter, thank you for all your efforts! You can read more about that below. Since AprilPDW is available as open source software. This enables others e. You can find the Github project repository here. I lack the time to give individual support with PDW. Please refer to the Forum on this site. Although Peter never wanted to earn money with PDW, some people kept on pushing him to offer a donation option.
The first option compares the current capcode and message with the previous. The second only checks the message text. The last option compares the address and when monitoring pocsag, also the function number as well as the message text. This last option also enables a timer minutes. If a message is repeated within this period, it will be blocked. As some of you probably already know, RS is a standard for serial data communication. This is the main reason why additional drivers are needed comprt.
In the Interface Setup window the data's polarity could be inverted, or set to Auto. This automatic detection will now allways be used, you can't select a manual setting anymore. This value is now being shown below the signal indicator and is an indicator for decoding errors.
These errors can be either visible garbled messages or coloured charactersor invisible corrected by the error correction. The filters. The numbering has been removed and the FilterCount is not more than an indication. After searching a filter, F3 could be used to find the next filter. The word wrap option has been removed. Internally it is now always enabled, except when monitoring Mobitex. This will open the Logfile Dialog in which the logfile can be enabled or disabled. ALT-L can be use as shortcut to this dialog.
Before, at the second click the text below the mouse cursor would be selected, regardless of the position of the first click. Both clicks should be at the exact same position, otherwise you can rapidly click on two different words, causing the second to be selected. Should be fixed now. I've made several changes in the Find Filter window. When this window will be closed after searching, you can use F3 to search again, using the same search string.
Because of above change, but also on request, PDW will remember the the 'Case Sensitive' selection for as long as it runs.It an Alphapoc R X4 clone. The pager is hand programmable for RIC, freq and baud. Buttons are Up, Down, Funtion.
This is the GPW watch version. Hold the Up and Read buttons down for about 3 seconds until the password is shown. The default password ispress the Down key 2nd from top to move right until the RIC capcode page is shown. Press the Down key to move through the characters, press the Function key to change the values.
Change the frequency by using the Down key to move between characters and use the Function key to change the numbers. Most have several models that cover different frequency ranges. You must verify with the seller that the pager can operate in the 70cm Ham band.
Many old pagers cannot do MHz. Some allow the frequency and capcode RIC to be set by hand, others require a programming cable and software. Many sellers will set the frequency and capcode for you.
The message will show in the lower filter window, an alert sound will play and we can even send an email. This filter sends messages addressed to me to the lower PDW Filter Window and plays a sound to let me know I received a message.Privacy Terms. Skip to content.
Quick links. Ad blocker detected: Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. General scanning discussion forum. However Im now on Windows 10 and after taking a break from radio related things for about a year im trying to get this to run again with not much luck.
Just loads of broken msgs or Unknown header msgs. I have played around with the sound levels on my pc for a few hours but just cant get it to work correctly Does anybody have any suggestions or advice on how to resolve this please?? Oh and Im not using a discriminator tap on the BCT15x although I know thats the best option, I just wish to run it throught the soundcard if possible as I have done in the past without any problems. Thanks in advance for any advice or help guys, its much appreciated Welshmonitor.
Secondly, it's not even meant to work at all without a discriminator tap.
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I don't think you ever will get it to work. I have contacted admin staff and asked them to remove the other posts. Obviously I should have just kept my mouth shut and not bothered posting requesting advice or suggestions because i havent got either from the 3 posts. Mods you can lock or delete this thread if you so wish.