A Further Postscript - GB3MCB on 50.443 mhz

GB3MCB decoded in MSHV (also a single GB3MCB/S on 50.005mhz prior to retune). The signal this afternoon was strong enough to hear - lots of FT8 on PskReporter.
Updated MSHV to 1.5 and tuned to 50.442200mhz (dial frequency). Whether the decodes are due to better signals or to improvement in version 1.5 I do not know (I suspect the former). But it worked today.

[Quote from update page: 'Corrected: Displaying RX Frequency in vertical displays (PI4,JT65)']

The signal is repeated (as far as I can tell) every minute. This perhaps gives grist to the mill of those who think sequential beacons are less valuable - 5x the chance of a decode? Anyhow MSHV was able to decode this beacon today. See below for comparative decodes (MSHV/PI-RX) running simultaneously: See also on Cluster


PI-RX for comparison

Update Nov 2017  PI-RX V MSHV 1.53

Here is a day's monitoring of the 'faraway' (at this time of year) GB3CFG on 70mhz

PI-RX V MSHV 1.53 64 bit

Time/Spots of GB3CFG 6-11-17 at IO83NI

PI-RX                         MSHV

09.10: -26db         

10.06: -20db               10.06: -19db

10.46: -19db               10.46: -21db

                                   12.10: -19db

                                   16.19: 31SOKUQU (false +)

What does this prove? I do not know. During the day both programs were running simultaneously on the same quad core PC, the same radio, the same Signalink input. Each program made 3 decodes, curiously not all of the decodes were at the same time. Only MSHV made a false decode. So I guess you pays your money and you makes your choice (metaphorically - both freeware, thank you!). Of course I have no way of knowing how running both programs at once affects each program. I think the newer version of MSHV is likely as good as PI-RX