Thanks. I was hoping to find someone nearby so I could emulate their settings in SDR# and DSD+. I am finding feeds to listen to, but they are not producing any output that I can hear.
DSD+ appears to be getting info piped into it using the VBCable, but I can't get sound OUT. I've had friends try and had the same results in Birmingham, AL USA.
I've followed several YouTube videos, forum suggestions, and searched Reddit posts. I am asking here because I'm new to all of this and I have yet to make it work though I've tried messing with it now on and off for over a week daily.
Is anyone in the county able to use SDR+ or any other software to decode digital?
Are you trying to decode conventional or trunked digital? If you're trying to listen to TACN then I don't know if SDR# can do that properly although I may be wrong, there could be a plug in for trunking that I don't remember. If you're parked on the control channel for TACN then you'll see a data stream in DSD+ but you won't hear any audio because there isn't anything to hear. If you are trying to listen to conventional digital then obviously that's well within the capabilities of SDR#. Also, if you're using SDR# make sure the audio filter is off, although if DSD+ is getting data I'm guessing it is.
Next thing I would do is check which output DSD+ is sending audio into. If it's not outputting to your speakers, you won't hear anything. If you are running DSD+ from the regular .exe file then I think it'll default to whatever output 1 is, which may or may not be your speakers. When you first open DSD+ it should tell you which input and output it is using, you should be able to tell from that. For example if it is defaulting to output 1 and it shows your speakers are output 2, you could open Notepad and create a .bat file in the DSD+ folder with the command line:
This would work with any other commands you'd want to enter too, for example I run multiple SDR dongles at a time so I have different copies with different inputs. Adding -fr would only decode DMR, -e automatically mutes any encrypted voice it comes across, and there are many more. Create the file in Notepad and save it as a .bat, then run it instead of the regular .exe file.
I would also back up the suggestion to look into FastLane. It gives you the program FMP24 which allows TCP linking with DSD+ and eliminates the need for SDR# and VBCable completely. It will also give you Phase II capability as well as being able to following trunked systems using only one SDR dongle, and is very well worth the money IMO.
Hope this helps!