Frequency Database

 

 

 


 

Introduction

April 16th, 2018: The frequency database contains definitions downloaded from one or more sources on the internet. Most are free, some such as ILGRadio are commercial but, in the authour's opinion very good value for money.

The currently supported databases are:

All are described in more detail below with screenshots of the files so you know you have to correct download.

Display

Select the Frequency Database from the View, General pane in the ribbon bar.

The options are:

  • Enable tracking,
  • Apply the currently selected frequency (or double-click in the list),
  • Filter the display,
  • Autofit column widthsm
  • Display options (below).

Options

Use the options window to manage the entries in your own database.

Loading A Database

Load (Import) one or more databases from the internet into your own database in SDR Console.

Import

The same window is used for all databases. The second file is only used with HFCC, for other databases it is disabled.

  1. Select the file to be imported,
  2. Press Load. The load status will be shown, for example Loaded 4,257 definitions.
  3. Press Add to Database. Either:
    • Add the definitions (all current definitions are kept), or
    • Replace existing definitions for the current database.
  4. When the definitions have been added close this window.

The status at the bottom of the options window shows the definitions count for each database.

Aoki

Home: http://www.geocities.jp/binewsjp/

Select the most recent database (ZIP format), unpack the contents to a folder on your computer. The main text file is used, for example in ncb17.zip the file is ncb17.txt .

EiBi

Home: http://www.eibispace.de/

Download the CSV database to a folder on your computer.

FMLIST

Home: http://fmscan.org/index.php then select Tools (userlist etc.), this should take you to http://fmscan.org/tools.php.

Set your location.

Select Userlists for Perseus / ELAD / Winradio / Stationlist / SDR Console, then on of:

  • FM+ (Tropo)
  • FM+ (Meteor Scatter)
  • Sporadic E

CSV separator:

  • Semicolon

You should see the text "The CSV format is a text file with: khz / country / language / program / modulation / location / latitude / longitude / power towards receiver / maximum power ERP / main transmitter beam / distance / azimuth / dB / RDS PS / RDS PI / pol / ID".

Note: when adding records to the database you are prompted to add the ERP value into the database Power field, this is recommended.

 

Download userlist1.csv to a folder on your computer.

HFCC

Home: http://www.hfcc.org/

Select Files in Standard Format, this should take you to http://www.hfcc.org/data/. Download the most recent ZIP archive, for example a18allx2.zip and extract the contents to a folder on your computer.

Two files will be used:

  • A18all00.txt (name depends on the ZIP archive),
  • Broadcas.txt

ILGRadio

Home: http://www.ilgradio.com/

Note: ILGRadio is a commercial website, the database is very comprehensive - an ILGRadio subscription is recommended. The database format used is CSV, save this file (usually ILGCDATA.CSV) to a folder on your computer.

MWLIST

Home: http://fmscan.org/index.php then select Tools (userlist etc.), this should take you to http://fmscan.org/tools.php.

Set your location.

Select Userlists for Perseus / ELAD / Winradio / Stationlist / SDR Console, then:

  • LW/MW/SW (0-30 MHz)

CSV separator:

  • Semicolon

You should see the text "The CSV format is a text file with: khz / country / language / program / modulation / location / latitude / longitude / power towards receiver / maximum power ERP / main transmitter beam / distance / azimuth / dB / target area / times / days / offset in Hz / beacon details / ID".

Note: when adding records to the database you are prompted to add the ERP value into the database Power field, this is recommended.

 

Download userlist1.csv to a folder on your computer.