Can PC read 433MHz radio signal?
Posted on 2013-10-28
I have a "weather centre". It comprises two units. One - outdoor - is a rain and temperature gauge. The other - indoor - displays a clock and indoor temperature plus the external temperature and rainfall. Communication between them is wireless on, the manual says, "433.9MHz +- 250KHz". The "open field" range is stated to be 100 metres. The actual distance between outdoor and indoor units is about 20 metres and, despite thick walls, reception is fine.
My questions are:
would it be possible to pick up the transmissions from the outdoor unit directly on my PC? That is located a similar distance from the outdoor unit.
If it might be possible, what sort of hardware/software would I need on my PC to do that?