PDW PDW & Icom 7100 Radio

AK4FD

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I am trying to figure out how to decode PDW messages using my Icom 7100 ham radio. The radio has various data ports in the back. I haven't been able to find any documentation on where the discriminator tap would be (if any exists)... Has anyone accomplished this yet?
 

belvdr

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I've always used a Signalink USB to connect an amateur radio to a computer for encode/decode purposes. It has always worked well.

If you want to build your own, you can see they use the ACC connector to get their connectivity.
 

morfis

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The 'packet data' connections will give a clean audio signal suitable for use with PDW (even the normal; speaker/headphone outputs will likley work with PDW).
Check the manual for the pin assignments for connecting to a TNC/PC - Icom are considerably better at writing manuals for their products than bearcrap ;)

(is this really "Software Defined Radio"?)
 
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