RSID is a wonderful thing, no doubt.
But I keep wondering. When I first started running
RTTY & AMTOR in the mid-late 80's with a Commodore 64
and PC Packratt, (and monitoring HF WEFAX, etc) there was a
program mode (UNID? SIGID?) that would identify the type of signal, (and baud rate
if it was ASCII), baud & shift if it were RTTY, and a % mode type probability rate.
Usually the more you listened & better you tuned, the higher the % probability
rating went up. It was really cool!
Then it would
give a "Decode? Y/N" prompt. All DOS of course, on an monochrome monitor.
Commercial RTTY uses a different shift and rate, which it
too would ID and copy, without having to scroll through rates/shifts.Now of course
I realize that digimodes have come a loooong
and are far, far more complicated now. Well, so have computers, processing
speed, AD/DA converters and software! Seems like it wouldn't be much of a stretch to
write a program that would do the same with a "point & Click" on the waterfall.
Or wouldn't the market support such a program?
Seems like the SWL UTE guys would love it.
Maybe there alreay is one, I dunno....
Just thinking out loud.
73, Ken AD6KA