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StationList for Winradio and Perseus   click here for Download  or special version

 

Connects to Winradio (incl.Excalibur) and Perseus and shows stations for the currently tuned frequency
The station display window will track when you tune around
Right-Click an entry will tune the receiver to that frequency
Powerful built-in user definable filters allows narrowing down the number of stations only to the region of interest

 

 


 

Ctrl-Right-Click an entry opens this popup menu

 

 

 

Log-Window

 

 

Shows what you have logged so far on the current frequency

 

 

 

Kanal Selektor

 

 

Tune by mouse wheel or up- / down Keys
12 Fast-Tuning pads to temporary store & retrieve channels of interest

 

 


Playback Selector (Perseus only)

 


 

Right Click an entry to play that file with Perseus
current frequency stays unchanged
Press Ctrl-Down / Up keys to play the next / previous file.

 

Selection

Often you only want to play again & again a few specific files out of a range of files, for example, only TOH's but not the BOH's. Or you individually add a file to the selection when you find it having good signals.

Select that range of files with left mouse button (standard windows behaviour: shift-, ctrl-key) that you intend to examine.

Press Ctrl-Up / Down keys to play the next / previous file of the selection. You can still right-click any file to play that without altering the selection

 

The small spin control at he top right controls Perseus playback trackbar. Use Inc/Dec or mousewheel or right / left-keys to adjust the trackbar in steps. The entire trackbar is divided into n steps (default 10), and has nothing to do with real seconds. Doubleclick on the spin control to define a different number of steps for finer resolution.

 

You can now "fly" over a recording to see if a signal gets better. Selecting a new wav will now start playing at the current step position, allowing to start the play back pretty near the :00 spot, very handy when chasing IDs.

 

Press:

space-bar to set the trackbar back to the position defined by the spin control, quite handy when you want to start from that position again and again.

 

'*' on the numeric keypad sets the trackbar back to zero, you may then directly type a numeric value to go to a specific position without the need to place the cursor to the spin control

 

'+' on the numeric keypad sets the trackbar to 75% and leaves spincontrol value unchanged. Serves as a quick preview near the end without the need of setting back the spincontrol for the next wav-file

 

up/down keys tune the next/prev. channel (frequency stepsize default 10kHz).

 

 

 

 

Point & Shoot playback commander (Perseus only)

 

Point & Shoot is a new playback user interface with special ergonomics tailored to efficiently listen to sporadic signals typically found in ham / taxi / police communications.

In a pre-recorded waterfall you see the communication traces and simply click on those to listen to them. Frequency and time position is automatically set.

 

Example: 35MHz range

This is the 4 min waterfall when I started listening in playback mode.

The entire recording is 90 min long and has 23 such images (pages)

The tiny white cross on the right depicts the position currently playing

 

 

This shows the end of playback session.

All frequencies that were active in 90 min span have been listened to and are marked as "Done" (yellow lines)

 

 

Recording-Scheduler (Perseus only)

 

 

Starts Perseus to record at predefined times and frequencies. Afterwards sends PC asleep and wakes it up at the next scheduled time.

 

Define Start and End time.

Optionally enter:

Start-Minute to have the recording only start at xx:mm within that time frame.
RecLength to determine the length in minutes.
Frequency to record that center frequency. Leave it empty to use the current value.
Samplerate to record with that sample rate. Leave it empty to use the current value.

 

 

Leave Start-Minute and RecLength empty if you just want to record from Start until End

 

kS/s defines what sample rate last to use.

 

Click on the first column to

temporarily disable entries
define if that entry is to be deleted when it has finished execution

 

Shutdown PC will let the PC go into standby mode after every defined recording task until the next scheduled recording. This saves power and avoids noise caused by fans and harddisk.

 

IgnoreShutdown

Use this option to prevent any further scheduled shutdowns

 

 

 

Server-Selector (Perseus only)

 

 

Allows fast server selection without going thru Perseus map selection dialog.

Useful for servers with constant IP-Adr that you intend to use often

 

Enter IP-Adr (or domain name) and geo-coordinates

 

Right click a row to connect to that client.

 

If North and East are filled in then StationList shows only stations within a radius around that geo-location.

Change with the mouse wheel the km radius value to zoom in the station you're hearing.

Use the MWLIST database for this as it contains all worldwide stations.

 

Leave IP-Adr empty if you only want to set the geo-location to the server site without connecting again.

This is handy when you already connected to the server via Perseus map.

 

 

 

Server Monitor (Perseus only)

 

 

Shows the activity info of the server log in a better viewable form

 

 

StationList for FM DXing

 

 

Uses data of FMLIST.org

 

 

Showing Tx  around remote Tx or on its path towards me

 

                 Propagation path example

 

The above map was generated with the below menu.

Example-1: I received TV Dubai on channel E2 via sporadic-E triple hop. In the main form I right-clicked the Dubai entry and selected "Show Tx around Dubai". Then I enabled path, set path-width to 8° and minimal distance to 900km as sporadic-E does not occur on short distances.

The above map clearly shows why I also got TV stations of Iran (double  hop) and Moldovia / Ukraine (single hop) at the same time, They all sit on the same path.

 

 

Example-2:

Tropo reception on FM from Brest, France.

This indicates what stations from other regions could come in.

 

 

Download

Download Stationlist here.

Winradio users: additionally download Speclab.xrs plugin here.

 

Setup tips and other documenation you will find here

 

Warning for Perseus users: Do not use VSPE !!

SL communicates with Perseus via virtual com-ports. Use only com0com for maximum reliablity.

A few users have experienced severe Perseus lockups and other problems when using VSPE.

 

 

Warning for Win7 / Vista users:

When unpacking with WinZip or Window's built-in unzipper, the help-file becomes unreadable because of Win7 security measures.

Solution: Right-click on StationList.chm, select properties and unblock it. Or simply use WinRar to unpack.

 

 

Version-History  (previous version see here )

V2.1.0.0

Playback Selector:

+ supports user definable selections

+ auto playback

+ time of day filter to reduce number of shown files

+ Server Selector

+ Server Monitor

+ Kanal Selektor

now only one UTC menu option instead of two

 

V2.1.1.1

Playback Selector:

+ direct frequency entry: just enter digits, no need to type # or / anymore

+ frequency toggle: click on frequency edit box

 

Recording-Scheduler:

+ additional continous block now allowed within an overlying TOH schedule

 

+ Antenna-Selector users can now enable remote internet access by using the client AntSw.exe

 

V2.1.2.0

Playback Selector:

+ Point & Shoot commander (see explanation above. Watch demo video here)

left / right-key navigator now jumps to prev / next WAV-file on reaching the trackbar limits

 

Recording-Scheduler:

fixed problem with more complex schedules

+ Attenuator is now also definable

 

+ moved several individual settings into a new separate Settings menu

 

improved speed issues occurring with larger log data

fixed several smaller issues & problems

includes an update of Tuningmode database for 10kHz QTHs provided by Sylvain Naud

 

V2.1.2.1

+ font size for tables now user definable

 

Point & Shoot:

+ marker now moves along to indicate current playing position

+ create one total large waterfall image file out of the many individuals

P&S window now stays always on top of Perseus

 

Kanal Selector:

+ fast tune to harmonics or sub-harmonics of current frequency
 

V2.1.2.2

+ directly post your logs to the Visual Logbook by a simple mouse click.
  See a real world example here

+ directly send your MW-Offset measurement to mwoffsets by a simple mouse click

+ MWLIST database now with on-air times

 

Playback Selector:

has now become smarter and knows the current playing position

next / prev key will act on the current playing position

user definable Home position

- pressing Ctrl-Home will jump back to that file and start playing from that position

user definable Start playback position  (has replaced the spin control position)

- files will start play from that position

- press space to jump back to that position

- frees the spin-control allowing to move the playback position while leaving
   unchanged the start position for the next file.

 

Point & Shoot:

+ Autoplay

+ available until 1-March, P&S will become a paid option after that

 

Help:

Multi-instance operation along with multi-Perseus now explained

 

 

V2.1.2.4

+ supports Perseus V4.0c

+ multiple Perseus-Stationlist-combo instances refined

+ Scheduled Recording: while Perseus-Server runs:

Server will be stopped before each recording and resumes afterwards. So others can use your server in between and you still get your recordings .

many minor issues fixed, mainly concerning FM

 

V2.1.2.5

+ gray zone filter, shows only stations sitting inside the gray zone (width user definable)

+ MW-Offset data now includes geo-coordinates

+ PL-Decoder (Private Line / CTCSS), displays value and highlights entries having this value

FCC-Lookup: URL's updated

 

V2.1.2.7

FM+ support:

- FM+ can be controlled via SL as long as frequency settings are done via SL.

  The "closed box" concept of FM+ prevents SL from reading out current settings of FM+

- FM+ compatible time scheduled recording are made when specifying a frequency of 87500 ... 108000 kHz.

   SL uses Perseus.exe for it.

 

Posting logs to Visual Logbook

- now allows to include a comment

- will update the time stamp of the entry (if present) in the local log

This entry will be shown pink to remind you what you logged the last 6 hours, and prevents you from

re-posting to VLB during this period.

 

Playback-Selector:

- Squelch-level setting remains unchanged when playing a different file

- Perseus-playback-position calculation now with higher precision allowing the use of more than 30 steps

- reduce the shown wav-files to a specific day

- Extract and copy a WAV-file:  (similar to WavChopper)

  the section marked as playback loop on Perseus' trackbar can be copied to another file

 

Server-Selector:

 When server-geo-coordinates are filled in, the QTH reference is set to those,

 and a separate window then shows tx in that vicinity (default: 400km radius).

 Distances are shown in respect to that server site.

 

Show stations X km around a remote Tx site

- Lists only stations located inside an area with radius x km around the selected Tx

- Lists only stations located inside the path from a remote tx to your QTH, very useful during sporadic-E.

  Paths can be visualized in google maps to assist in studying propagation paths

 

Screenshoot Perseus Waterfall now with option to store into user defined file

 

OnAirUTC column: allows from- or -til time only entries. Example: "0800-"  or  "-2100"

 

Antenna-Selector: supports coax-controlled switch

 

For more details see help (press F1)

 

V2.1.2.8

added Follow Perseus Cursor

- Move Cursor across Perseus' waterfall to see entries for that frequency without changing tuning frequency

- In Zoom-mode entries with offset values will be highlighted

 

V2.1.3.0

added support for SRCP (Simple-Radio-Control-Protocol)

Konrad's XDR-GTK (controlling Sony-XDR) uses that, so you can use all SL' features for fast & efficient FM-DXing and perform fast online logging to Visual Logbook. (FMLIST)

 

Any radio with SRCP can now be controlled. If your radio is missing it then ask its creator

to implement SRCP. It's simple and easy to do.

 

 

added: Remote access other DXer's StationList.exe can connect to yours.

Allowing you to listen and operate other Rx that are StationList-controlled. RDS is also streamed. Several users can log on simultaneously, useful if you want to share it with others what you hear.

 

PL-Decoder: now also highlights entries of matching radar PRF's (Pulse Repetition Frequency)

 

Show Around Tx:

now supports multihop path analysis, useful for F2-DX and 2-hop sporadic-E
paths are visualized as maps
added offset angle to allow better tracking of moving Es paths
added second window, allows to keep open the first window

 

Perseus specific features

Fast-Scanner within current 1600 kHz waterfall span
Manual Scan Forward: Jumps to next higher active channel within 1600kHz waterfall

 

 

Download Stationlist here.

 

Read what the users say

Bjarne's blog article

 

 

Special version that allows you to tune my FM-DX receiver remotely

Occasionly I put my OIRT / FM-Receiver online and audio-stream here , so you can remotely tune the FM & OIRT bands

To get an idea how it works watch this extensive Video made by the remote user Victor

 

Steps needed to set it up on your PC:

Download StationlistFM V2.1.2.7f here and unzip in a folder of choice.

This zip comes with my log & watch data files.

(it is the same as above, if you don't intend to connect to my Rx then better download the main version)

 

Warning for Win7 / Vista users:

When unpacking with WinZip or Window's built-in unzipper, the help-file becomes unreadable because of Win7 security measures.

Solution: Right-click on StationList.chm, select properties and unblock it. Or simply use WinRar to unpack.

 

Start StationList.exe

 

Tip for users already using StationList for MW / SW:

start this StationList.exe with commandline parameter instance=2

This ensures that your other StationList configuration will not be altered

 

Import the current data of FMList (to see help: press F1 or click the ? button)

File / Import / FMList

 then do File / Save database as and use filename FM.db

 now do File / Open and use database and select FM.db

 

To connect your StationList to my rx click on:

File / Use JBs StationList Tuner

 

To get the audio stream Shift-Click on File / Use JBs StationList Tuner

The audio is streamed by ustream

 

Press Ctrl-K to open the Kanal Selector  (press F1 for instructions)
1.Use the  trackbar to adjust the bandwith (10 - 240kHz), or use Page-Up / Down keys
2.Right click on the trackbar (or press F11) to turn on/off SplatAway-FM

It is on when the thumb-color is red.

3.You can tune the OIRT (65-74MHz) or FM-band (87-108 MHz)
4.Press Alt-N to turn on/off the notch filter (SplatAway-FM has be turned on for this)

 

Alt-Ctrl-L shows my logs of the current channel, so you will see what you hear.

Ctrl-L opens my entire logs, right click an entry to tune to it

 

Ctrl-W shows the Watch-Window with the most important stations to check conditions, right click on the entries.

Press Ctrl-W again to return to the main window.

 

Edit / Chat window allows you to chat with other users that are logged on

 

File / Spectrum Display shows the realtime RF spectrum of the current channel

Set your firewall to allow incoming data on UDP port 8014
Configure your DSL modem to forward port 8014 incoming data to the IP-Adr of your PC

(typically found in Network > NAT > Port Forwarding)

If you don't see the blue curve in the spectrum display then your set up is not correct

 

Edit / RDS  (or Ctrl-D) shows the RDS window

 

you need to have the Spectrum Display open for this to get the RDS data streamed

 

 

Be aware that more than one user can tune it, the display will change when a remote user tunes it.

 

Press F1 to see more help