Sensus iPerl RF Signal

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nitingautam
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Sensus iPerl RF Signal

Post by nitingautam » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:05 pm

Hi Radio Gurus,


I am new this topic and recently purchased RTL-SDR, excited to use it. I am from Software background.

I have a new water meter which using Radio network to emit pulse details I want to read it to create a dashboard to watch on usage :) via it's FCC id I came to know which range it uses but not sure how to use it to identify which range it is out of given ranges and how to read the data it emits?

http://certid.org/fccid/SDBWFL2


Thanks!!

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Re: Sensus iPerl RF Signal

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:18 am

I had a look around, but sensus water meters appear to be encrypted, so decoding them probably won't ever be possible.

See this discussion:

https://github.com/bemasher/rtlamr/issues/60

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Re: Sensus iPerl RF Signal

Post by nitingautam » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:12 am

Thank you for your quick reply, that means it is impossible to read?

Curious to know if we have range of RF we can atleast tap in to encrypted data to see if that can be decrypted?

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Re: Sensus iPerl RF Signal

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:05 am

If it's encrypted you won't be able to read it. The range is probably a few hundred meters.

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