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Decoding and Decyphering Messages using Xp

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Decoding and Decyphering Messages using Xp

Postby deadman1961 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:14 pm

Hi Guys and Gals,
Not sure if this post succeeded previously, but here goes:

I have three scanners hooked upto my xp running computer. One scanner is dedicated to a frequency that omits pager messaging that I decode via a program called PDW.
Another scanner is also hooked into the same computer and that decodes Selcall Tones that Our Fire Service uses.
I am having trouble with the performance of the PDW Program, About 1 Month ago, I had to re-Install the Operating Sysytem (XP Home), I ran a driver program from Iobit that installed all the neccesary Latest Drivers for the Sound etc.
As PDW is installed to use through the Sound Card, Im only getting a 25 -30% signal rate, Previously it was 95 - 100%.
Everything is the same, the program will not run Properly using any other operating system. Is there anything in the system or administrator files that can be tweaked.
I had a look at the Recording controls, and they are all greyed out except for the main volume

help will be greatly appreciated 8)

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Re: Decoding and Decyphering Messages using Xp

Postby tuckerm » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:01 pm

One thing I'd look at is the drivers. Just because its the latest, doesn't mean its the right one.
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Re: Decoding and Decyphering Messages using Xp

Postby Shuttle » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:27 am

I use PDW on windows7 (64bit) with the serial slicer. I purchased the complete usb-connected kit from here:
Works like a charm

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