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July 12th, 2015
After more than 12 years, the 2 level slicer has been discontinued. The USB interface is available as an alternative.
March 21st, 2015
A new, smaller version of the USB-interface is available.

2006-2014 [click to expand]

October 24th, 2014
A new interface with USB is available.
May 11th, 2014
Added the BC125AT.
December 22nd, 2013
Updated the 10 year old description of the BC120XLT with better pictures.
December 13th, 2013
Added the GRE PSR-282.
July 28th, 2013
Version 3.12 of PDW has been released.
May 6th, 2013
Added the vintage Uniden Bearcat BC145XL.
April 14th, 2013
Added the Icom IC-R20. Not for the faint of heart.
April 7th, 2013
Added a description for the Uniden Bearcat BCT15. This scanner is identical to the UBC800XLT.
April 2nd, 2013
PDW is Open Source software now. You can find the source code on GitHub.
March 28th, 2013
Added the BC355C (UBC355CLT).
March 22nd, 2013
As of today, this is the official download location for PDW.
March 20th, 2013
Added the pager Gold Apollo AL-A28 (Pilot XP).
March 17th, 2013
Added the Puxing PX-888. The microphone input of this compact portable transceiver can be used.
March 17th, 2013
Added a description for the Albrecht AE69H. This scanner is similar to the BC69XLT. The earphone output can be reused.
October 13th, 2012
Added a comprehensive description for the BC2500XLT. The external speaker socket is reused.
September 28th, 2012
As of today, a professionally manufactured circuit board for the 4 level data slicer can be ordered.
April 3rd, 2012
The warranty period for all interfaces has been increased from one to two years.
March 19th, 2012
Added the Icom IC-M3EURO/IC-M3A handheld marine VHF.
November 27th, 2011
Added the ITT Marine STR 12 VHF.
November 26th, 2011
Added the (US) Radio Shack PRO-163 scanner.
November 25th, 2011
The problems with the site menu in Internet Explorer 9 have been solved.
November 20th, 2011
The Guestbook has been closed for new entries.
October 8th, 2011
Added the Standard Horizon Explorer II marine VHF.
September 12, 2011
Added the Icom IC-M1EURO V / IC-M1V portable marine VHF.
March 13, 2011
Added the Zodiac Seacom 80 marine VHF.
February 5, 2011
Added the Uniden Bearcat BC65XLT. This scanner is identical to the Commtel COM112.
February 4, 2011
The (U)BC180XLT and (U)BC280XLT have been featured on this site for long. Added a conversion reusing the existing earphone socket, so no drilling for an additional socket is required.
February 4, 2011
Added the Debeg 6310 marine VHF.
February 2, 2011
Added the Commtel COM217. It's almost identical to the Albrecht AE-66M and the Uniden Bearcat BC700A.
December 20, 2010
Added the Realistic PRO-32. This scanner is well suited for modification, also by less experienced radio hobbyists. No soldering to the receiver IC is required. Further to that, the existing earphone socket is reused, so no drilling is necessary.
December 18, 2010
Added the Kelvin Hughes Husun 55 marine VHF.
August 21, 2010
Added the Uniden Bearcat BC30XLT. A tough one, experience required.
August 10, 2010
Added the Sailor marine VHF RT2048. Easy to modify: the case doesn't have to be opened.
March 14, 2010
Updated the UBC3500XLT / BR330T with a full description.
Februari 28, 2010
Created a bootable CD-image with MS-DOS and PocFlex. More info can be found on the software page.
December 23, 2009
Added the Uniden Bearcat 360CLT. I hadn't encountered its receiver IC, an NJM2552, before.
December 19, 2009
Added two marine VHF radios: the handheld Apelco VXL501 and the vintage Regency Polaris 88.
December 15, 2009
Added the Icom marine VHF IC-M601 / IC-M602. Included additional information about frequency allocations when using a marine VHF radiotelephone for AIS reception.
October 25, 2009
Included an overview of receivers that have a factory made discriminator output.
May 22, 2009
Added a Quick Start Guide for PDW. Included the 'Pagebox': an enclosure with a power supply for modified pagers.
April 13, 2009
Added the Icom IC-R2 and Yaesu FRG-9600.
March 15, 2009
Added the Commtel COM207 and Sony Air-7. Updated the AOR AR8200: different circuit board layouts exist. Added two pagers: the Gold Apollo AF-A27 / AL-A27 and, from the inside, the almost identical Gold Apollo AF-A25 / AL-A25.
March 8, 2009
Added two scanners: the Icom IC-R10 and the vintage Uniden 100XL. Added two marine VHF radios: the Dantronik R5000 and the Skanti TRP 2500. Updated the IC list.
December 24, 2008
Updated the USC230 with a full description. Added the Commtel COM216. Updated the IC list.
November 2, 2008
Added several scanners: AOR AR 950, Realistic PRO-30, the vintage Bearcat 200 and the almost antique crystal scanner Elec 127 F/V.
May 25, 2008
Added the Ascom SE-550.
February 24, 2008
Added two scanners: (U)SC230 and (U)BC3500XLT.
February 10, 2008
December 29, 2007
Added various equipment: Realistic PRO-2022, Yupiteru MVT-5000, Atron Compu 8000 and Shipmate RS 8300. Updated the IC list.
September 29, 2007
Added a short description of Mobitex.
September 1, 2007
If you don't want to do it yourself and you can't find someone qualified in your area, I can modify your scanner with a discriminator output. For more details, please refer to the Order page.
July 15, 2007
All UBC60XLT-1 scanners have been sold.
June 9, 2007
A limited number of UBC60XLT-1 scanners are available. This basic scanner is excellent for AIS and paging monitoring. They come with a discriminator output and audio cable.
May 17, 2007
Added several scanners: Realistic PRO-35, UBC60XLT and UBC244CLT.
Updated the list with receiver ICs.
May 6, 2007
January 1, 2007
Added the Camnis HSC-200. This scanner is identical to the Albrecht AE600H, the Trident TR-2200 and the Commtel COM610.
December 3, 2006
Added the Shipmate RS 8100 marine VHF.
November 25, 2006
Added the Commtel COM202, Commtel COM204, GRE PSR-244 and Realistic PRO-44. These four scanners are almost identical to the Realistic PRO-62
November 19, 2006
October 8, 2006
Added the AOR AR-2002.
September 4, 2006
The 4 level interface now comes in a neat case. The price remains unchanged.




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