From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Paul Nicholson
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:30 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: VLF: tonite on the 36km band...
> f = 8270.100000 Hz
> Start time: 05.May.2017 05:30:00 UTC
> Symbol period: 10 s
> Characters: 100
> CRC bits: 0
> Coding 8K19A
Decoded after a bit of work
"THIS IS A NEW LONGEST EBNAUT MESSAGE ON VLF.
881 KM ON THE 36 KM BAND.
JOIN THE VLF ACTIVITIES! 73!"
list rank: 0
constant reference phase
carrier phase: 113.5
carrier Eb/N0: 0.2 dB
carrier S/N: 27.81 dB in 20.2 uHz,
-19.14 dB in 1Hz,
-53.11 dB in 2.5kHz
I started with daytime settings for sferic blanking and got a close but false
decode. Reducing the blanker threshold almost to night setting produced the
I'm noticing that the probability of false decodes with long
messages is much higher than I expected. It is something to
do with the message being many times the constraint length of the convolutional
code. This I will have to study to understand properly. There are 30 bits of
redundancy for the outer code to use but we don't seem to get the full benefit
of it. Some trials with 200 character messages are showing this clearly.