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Received 433MHz signal not as expected

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:26 pm
by bernt77

two years ago I recorded (and decoded) the signal of a 433MHz light switch successfully:
Signal recorded more than two years ago
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However today I tried to decode another 433MHz device and the recorded signal looks so strange, so I decided to record again the signal from the device from 2 years ago as I still own this device.

Unfortunately I was also no longer able to record that signal in the same way as I did it 2 years ago:
Same signal recorded today
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Same signal recorded today (wave (db) view
same_device_today_db.png (218.95 KiB) Viewed 1195 times
What might I do wrong to get so strange recordings without clear 'binary edges' in the signal?

Any help is much appreciated.

Re: Received 433MHz signal not as expected

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:03 am
by rtlsdrblog
Are you using the AM demodulator?

Re: Received 433MHz signal not as expected

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:13 am
by snn47
Did you use the same hardware, softwareversion and settings to record the files?
Did you use a soundcard and windows? Selecting not the correct device maybe the reason for the second one, selecting microphone instead of line in an explanation for the clipping in the old one.

The old one is not offset and symetrical around 0 reaching ±1 most of the time. The recent one looks linear and unclipped like the one, but shows ±0 and and the center at -50 (what unit?) which also makes no sence to me. The resolution in time also looks different, unless you recorded a different telegramme where duration differed to old one.