Logs all radiotexts incl. time information into a file. Automatically creates new file every day for each station. Requires RDS Spy version 0.91 or later.
Several RDS data sources are provided for live RDS decoding:
- Serial COM Port – Data and Clock – Data and Clock signals must be converted using a simple circuit. This ensures compatibility with all RS232 ports and USB to RS232 adapters.
- Sound card – Data and Clock – The Data and Clock signals are fed to your sound card’s recording line input.
- Sound card – RDS Encoder – For old RDS encoder’s output data analysis. The RDS encoder output is fed to the sound card through a simple half-wave rectifier circuit.
- Sound card – Direct MPX or RDS input – The RDS or MPX signal is fed directly to the sound card input. The sound card must support 192 kHz sampling rate for recording.
- ASCII G Protocol – RDS Decoder / FM Analyzer – The measuring equipment (for example P275) is connected either via RS232/USB or Ethernet.
- ASCII G Protocol – RDS Encoder – RDS encoder with direct output monitoring feature (for example P232U RDS Encoder), connected either via RS232/USB or Ethernet.
- (No source) – The software provides playback features only. Supported file formats are SPY, WAV, SMP and some others.
For more details download the pdf manual.
The application works well also on very old PC’s, we however recommend at least following configuration:
- CPU 1 GHz
- 256 MB of free RAM
- Screen resolution 1366×768 @ 32-bit colors
- Windows XP or higher
Some plugins may have individual hardware and software requirements.
RDS Spy version 0.9 has been released for public use. Please note that it’s still a development version. Any bug reports or suggestions are welcome!
These “evergreen” RDS demodulator chips or their substitutes provide CLOCK and DATA signals on their output as required by the RDS Spy application if appropriate RDS source is selected.