Is there a way to know when I should expect decoded data for an observation?
It seems like the “Data” tab always displays “Waiting for demoded data”, even for transmitters where we don’t expect to be able to decode data?
Some modes, such as voice, will never have data I guess. On the other hand, CW should always have decoded data, right?
Is there a way to tell if a given transmitter should give decoded data? Opening the satellite in Satnogs DB doesn’t seem to show anything about decodes.
Is the best way to go to https://gitlab.com/librespacefoundation/satnogs/satnogs-decoders/tree/master/ksy and see if there is a file for the satellite?
Some related questions that I found answers to here in the forum. Adding them for completeness:
Q: When are decodes created? By the observing station, during the observation? Or later, of the observation is vetted “good”? Or something else?
By the observing station, during the observation. Source
Q: If an observation looks good according to the waterfall, but there is no decoded data, is there a way to try to figure out why no data was decoded?
If the observation is more than 1h in past you can say 99.99% safely that it is not going to get any data source
Also related: Actually getting data from Observations? (very old though so some things are probably out of date)