Difference between revisions of "Discriminator output"

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* [ BC-780 Discriminator Tap]
* [ BC-780 Discriminator Tap]
*[[BC796D Discriminator Mod | BC785D Discriminator Tap]]
*[[BC796D Discriminator Mod | BC796D Discriminator Tap]]
*[[BC895 Tap | BC895XLT Discriminator Tap]]
*[[BC895 Tap | BC895XLT Discriminator Tap]]

Revision as of 17:50, 24 September 2006

The Discriminator output from a scanner is the raw, unfiltered signal that a scanner produces before it is sent to the audio stage for output through the speaker -- also called the "baseband audio." This discriminator source is required for applications such as Trunker, T4Win, and UniTrunker. Most scanners must have a simple modification made to them to feed the discriminator output to Data Slicers, or in the case of UniTrunker, a soundcard.

Note that for providing a signal for ACARS decoding, a connection from an earphone or speaker output is all that's required. This is because ACARS runs at a much lower speed, and the discriminator is not involved in AM reception.



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