• First signals decoded!

    hebel2301/28/2022 at 18:41 0 comments

    I have tried a bit more with "Universal Radio Hacker". And now I think I found the right configuration to decode the signal. I read that 600 is a typical baudrate for FSK. So I configured the URH interpretation module to this value (Samples/Symbol) and here we are!

    Window sensor 1:

    Window sensor 2:

    The signal from sensor 1 is decoded to  349B.4934.926D.3492.49A.

    The signal from sensor 2 is decoded to 26D2.6BB4.9269.B492.49A.

    The next step is to modify the SignalDuino firmware for the nanoCUL, to receive the same signal.

  • Decoding attempts

    hebel2301/21/2022 at 22:19 0 comments

    The first part of the signal seems to be a synchronization pattern. One bit has a length of ~325µs.

    If I now know the sample/symbol rate the signal should be decoded.

  • URH - Universal Radio Hacker

    hebel2301/21/2022 at 21:54 0 comments

    So this tool seems to be the right choice helping me, to decode the signal!

    First of all I recorded the signal.

    URH can now show the spectrogram:

    The analog view shows this:

    URH can also show the demodulated signal:

    That looks very promising. :-)

  • AIRSPY and Audacity

    hebel2301/21/2022 at 21:43 0 comments

    I did a little research what no I can do with AIRSPY to interpret this unknown signal. I read that the signal can be exported to an audio file. This audio file can be imported by Audacity for example. I played a little bit with both tools but I was not really successful.

    But then (by accident) I found URH (Universal Radio Hacker) !!!

  • SDR-RTL Dongle

    hebel2301/21/2022 at 21:34 0 comments

    I got an cheap SDR-RTL USB dongle on ebay for ~ 20 euros.

    The dongle contains a Realtek RTL2812 and a Realtek R828D chip, which can receive radio signals between ~30 and 1700MHz.

  • AIRSPY SDR Dongle

    hebel2301/21/2022 at 21:30 0 comments

    In the next step I try to receive a signal with an SDR Dongle and the software AIRSPY (SDR#).

    OK, this looks good. I got a signal on 868.475MHz. the two peaks left and right beside the mid frequency is typical for a FSK (frequency shift keying) modulation.

  • First steps with nanoCUL

    hebel2301/21/2022 at 21:25 0 comments

    There are simple and cheap USB dongles that can detect 868 MHz devices. I got myself a "nanoCUL" for this purpose.

    This consists of an Arduino Nano and a Texas Instruments CC1101 radio chip which can be connected to a PC via USB.

    There are several firmware projects for the dongle. SignalDuino, culfw, a-culfw, ...

    I tried them all but unfortunately the protocol is not supported. So I must dig deeper here.