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How Can I Record Signals?

If your receiver delivers IQ data

  1. If the receiver is supported by go2signals, use g2MONITOR for WB and NB recordings.
  2. If the receiver is not supported, then use the receiver software for recording. Many IQ data files can directly get played back from the go2MONITOR or go2DECODE (like PLATH, IZT, WiNRADiO, Perseus, etc.).
    Sometimes the files need to be converted to the correct IQ format (e.g. for SignalHound etc.). You can do this with your own software or with the SoX format converter
  3. SDRConsole can record in go2signals format AND also stream live directly to go2MONITOR.

If your receiver delivers NO IQ data

  1. Invest in a SDR like SIR, PERSEUS, WiNRADiO etc.
  2. Alternatively, you can also use an SDRplay, Airspy or RTL dongle and connect it to the IF output of your receiver to receive the IQ data.

Never do this

  • Don't invest in additional hardware (expensive decoder cards or sound cards).
    Its just a waste of money
    We removed all the information about the setup of such hardware as it's no longer state of the art. A good wideband receiver delivers you IQ data and that is what is used for decoding!!

Last update on 2024-03-07 by Rolf Haenggi.

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