HFDL (PC-HFDL 2.042)

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I installed PC-HFDL 2.042 on an old XP PC in my basement Ham shack this morning.
Connected the audio-input on the soundcard to the audio output of my old shortwave radio.
A KenWood TS40s with a 50 ft long wire antenna.

Before I could get the volume and HF frequency set up, a pop-up appeared, telling me the program had expired and I should pay $35USD, so I could keep using it! :confused:

But, when I clicked on it again.. It started back up again (on it's short time-out). But, after a few attempts,
I got the setup close enough to hear HF packets! Did not see many flights.. 6 or 8 at the most.
There is a large time-lag between HF packets. Not at all like 1090 Mhz.

Then, I tried to feed those HF packets into a freshly loaded copy of PlanePlotter, but failed..
The (XP-PC) PlanePlotter was displaying planes from RTL1090. But did not take HFDL data..
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Here's some of the data I saw on 17919 KHz

[MPDU 00:00:00 AIR LOGON SLOT 1 300 BPS ]
Nr LPDUs = 1 Ground station ID SAN FRANCISCO - CALIFORNIA NOT SYNCHED
Aircraft ID LOG-ON
Slots Requested medium = 0 Low = 0
Max Bit rate 300 bps U(R) = 0 UR(R)vect = 0
[LPDU LOG ON RESUME]
ICAO 0C2050
[HFNPDU FREQUENCY DATA]
17:57:30 UTC Flight ID = CM0440 LAT 11 46 12 N LON 79 16 55 W
GS ID 1 SAN FRANCISCO - CALIFORNIA UTC LOCKED
Propagating frequencies 17919 KHz
Tuned frequencies 17919 KHz 13276 KHz 11327 KHz 10081 KHz 8927 KHz
GS ID 2 MOLOKAI - HAWAII UTC LOCKED
Propagating frequencies
Tuned frequencies 21937 KHz 21928 KHz 17934 KHz 17919 KHz 13324 KHz 13312 KHz 13276 KHz 11348 KHz 11312 KHz 10081 KHz 8936 KHz 8912 KHz
GS ID 3 REYKJAVIK - ICELAND UTC LOCKED
Propagating frequencies
Tuned frequencies 17985 KHz 15025 KHz 8977 KHz 6712 KHz 5720 KHz 3900 KHz
GS ID 4 RIVERHEAD - NEW YORK UTC LOCKED
Propagating frequencies 17952 KHz
Tuned frequencies 21934 KHz 21931 KHz 17952 KHz 17934 KHz 17919 KHz 13276 KHz 11387 KHz
GS ID 16 AGANA - GUAM UTC LOCKED
Propagating frequencies
Tuned frequencies 17919 KHz 13312 KHz 11306 KHz 11288 KHz 8927 KHz 6652 KHz 5451 KHz
GS ID 15 AL MUHARRAQ - BAHRAIN UTC LOCKED
Propagating frequencies
Tuned frequencies 21982 KHz 17967 KHz 11312 KHz 10075 KHz 8885 KHz
[Preamble TS(1) 300 bps 1.8 sec Interleaver FREQ ERR 79.43 Hz Mag 39 Votes 5 ][OK]
[CRC FAIL]
[Preamble TS(11) 300 bps 4.2 sec Interleaver FREQ ERR 78.44 Hz Mag 12 Votes 36 ]
[HFNPDU ACARS FM AIR CX0090 TO GND]
<SOH>2..B-LJIO_<DEL>6<STX>S75ACX0090<ETX>Ab<NUL>
[Preamble TS(9) 300 bps 1.8 sec Interleaver FREQ ERR 92.47 Hz Mag 48 Votes 1 ][OK]

[MPDU 00:00:00 AIR CX0090 SLOT 9 300 BPS ]
Nr LPDUs = 1 Ground station ID SAN FRANCISCO - CALIFORNIA NOT SYNCHED
Aircraft ID AE
Slots Requested medium = 0 Low = 0
Max Bit rate 1200 bps U(R) = 0 UR(R)vect = 0
[LPDU UNNUMBERED ACKED DATA FM AIR CX0090 TO GND]
HACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg: ..B-LJI
Message label: _ Block id: 6 Msg. no: S75A Flight id: CX0090
Message content:-

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[MPDU 00:00:00 AIR LOGON SLOT 2 300 BPS ]
Nr LPDUs = 1 Ground station ID SAN FRANCISCO - CALIFORNIA SYNCHED
Aircraft ID LOG-ON
Slots Requested medium = 0 Low = 0
Max Bit rate 1200 bps U(R) = 0 UR(R)vect = 0
[LPDU LOG ON DLS REQUEST]
ICAO C023AA
[HFNPDU FREQUENCY DATA]
17:56:18 UTC Flight ID = AC0088 LAT 60 56 34 N LON 145 12 0 W
GS ID 1 SAN FRANCISCO - CALIFORNIA UTC NOT LOCKED
Propagating frequencies 17919 KHz 10081 KHz
Tuned frequencies 21934 KHz 17919 KHz 13276 KHz 11327 KHz 10081 KHz 8927 KHz 6559 KHz 5508 KHz
GS ID 2 MOLOKAI - HAWAII UTC NOT LOCKED
Propagating frequencies 17934 KHz 17919 KHz 13276 KHz
Tuned frequencies 21937 KHz 21928 KHz 17934 KHz 17919 KHz 13324 KHz 13312 KHz 13276 KHz 11348 KHz 11312 KHz 10081 KHz 8936 KHz 8912 KHz
GS ID 3 REYKJAVIK - ICELAND UTC NOT LOCKED
Propagating frequencies
Tuned frequencies 17985 KHz 15025 KHz 11184 KHz 8977 KHz 6712 KHz 5720 KHz 3900 KHz
GS ID 4 RIVERHEAD - NEW YORK UTC NOT LOCKED
Propagating frequencies 17952 KHz
Tuned frequencies 21931 KHz 17952 KHz 17919 KHz 13276 KHz
GS ID 5 AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND UTC NOT LOCKED
Propagating frequencies
Tuned frequencies 13351 KHz 10084 KHz
GS ID 6 HAT YAI - THAILAND UTC NOT LOCKED
Propagating frequencies 13270 KHz 10066 KHz
Tuned frequencies 13270 KHz 10066 KHz
[Preamble TS(2) 300 bps 1.8 sec Interleaver FREQ ERR 91.96 Hz Mag 35 Votes 4 ][OK]
[HFNPDU ACARS FM AIR CX0090 TO GND]
<SOH>2..B-LJIN_<DEL>5<STX>S74ACX0090<ETX><EM>O<NUL>
[Preamble TS(1) 300 bps 1.8 sec Interleaver FREQ ERR 90.50 Hz Mag 37 Votes 3 ][OK]

[MPDU 00:00:00 AIR AE SLOT 1 300 BPS ]
Nr LPDUs = 1 Ground station ID SAN FRANCISCO - CALIFORNIA NOT SYNCHED
Aircraft ID AE
Slots Requested medium = 0 Low = 0
Max Bit rate 1200 bps U(R) = 0 UR(R)vect = 0
[LPDU UNNUMBERED ACKED DATA FM AIR AE TO GND]
HACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg: ..B-LJI
Message label: _ Block id: 5 Msg. no: S74A Flight id: CX0090
Message content:-

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