Originally Posted by N1TUI
Very nice. Is that a scanner that your using for the radio?
Is the Finger Lakes RR using an LTR system or is there a RR positioning system that the software is decoding?
I like this alot. I'll have to swing by Solvay while I'm in NY during the holidays.
The decoder channels take input from any sound card channel(external scanner input) or from one or more SDR dongles. You run run any combination of tuners/decoders at the same time and each dongle can source one or more channels, within its tuned bandwidth. I'm using both a funcube dongle pro and a funcube dongle pro plus at the same time.
My I7 started chugging a bit (~50%) when I was running 12 decoders (6 x LTR-Net & 6 x Fleetsync). I'm adding RTL (E4000/R820T) dongle support right now, so that I can try to run 4 dongles at the same time, limited by the computer horsepower.
The FGLK locomotives are using LTR-Net radios with Fleetsync 1200 GPS, on the MobileTech Communications system, but I've not heard them using any of the voice channels.
The Livonia, Avon and Lakeville RR is also using the MobileTech LTR-Net network with Fleetsync 1200, but the LTR-Net system is being used to repeat the normal RR channels. They're using Fleetsync 1200 ANI squawks for ID when they're getting track warrants, but I haven't decoded any GPS plots for them yet. I posted most of their Fleetsync IDs on the wiki Mobiletech Communications (Upstate NY) - The RadioReference Wiki
In Solvay, you can park near the China Town furniture store and the FGLK track is right there. You can watch the FGLK locomotive(s) pushing the cars around, and the CSX lines are right around the corner in front of the NY state fair grounds.