Originally Posted by moonbounce
One thing I would like to see is a plug in for Apco 25, that would make this little dongle worth it's weight in gold..
Have you tried running DSD yet? It's a challenge to get the SDR# software dialed in just right to give DSD the best possible signal to work with but once you do, you will be quite pleased with how well it works.
I'd like to see a plugin also for P25 but that would be one seriously complicated plugin for SDR#. I don't even know if enough data is exposed by the plugin API to make this possible. If it is however and you're a whiz at C and C# then by all means go for it - you'll become a Scanner God for making it happen.
The DSD Source code's all out there as is the source for several SDR# plugins, and if I understood it well enough I'd do it myself, but it's just too complex for me to wrap my brain around. I can write a simple trunking plug in for SDR (reminder to self - finish that this week and get it uploaded for people to use if they wish) but that's about as much C# as I feel comfortable using. Cool thing about the plugin I wrote - you only need one dongle and one instance of SDR# to trunk track!
For a modern machine, this is no biggie but for my tired old computers one less instance of SDR# is the difference between a useable computer and a noisy paperweight.
If scanning ACARS (or a certain other protocol used on portable devices that doctors and drug dealers used to carry back in the day) is your thing, SDR# and PDW are perfect together. Just feed the audio to a Virtual Audio Cable and set it as the default input and PDW is a happy little camper.
There's all sorts of fun to be had with these things. You've just scratched the surface of what they can do.