Piccolo

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Piccolo
Piccolo Mk12.png
Frequencies 3 MHz,30 MHz
Frequency Range 3 MHz - 30 MHz
Mode USB
Modulation MFSK
ACF
Bandwidth 180 Hz,300 Hz
Location Worldwide
Short Description Piccolo was a MFSK system developed by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to communicate with foreign embassies and UK military stations around the world. No longer used.
I/Q Raw Recording
Audio Sample

Piccolo was a MFSKMultiple Frequency Shift-Keying system developed by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to communicate with foreign embassies and UK military stations around the world. No longer used.

Two Types:

  • MK6: 180 HzHertz (Hz), unit of frequency, defined as one cycle per second (1 Hz). wide 6-tone MFSKMultiple Frequency Shift-Keying version of Piccolo. Uses ITA-2 encoding for alphanumeric text.
  • MK12: 300 HzHertz (Hz), unit of frequency, defined as one cycle per second (1 Hz). wide 12-tone MFSKMultiple Frequency Shift-Keying version of Piccolo. Uses ITA-5 encoding for alphanumeric text.


Audio Sample[edit]

MK6 MK12
PiccoloMK6.png
Piccolo Mk12.png

Additional Samples[edit]

Piccolo MK6:

Decoding Software[edit]

Hobby Level Software
Professional Equipment/Software
  • Shoc go2decode
  • Shoc go2monitor
  • Hoka 300-32
  • Krypto500
  • Wavecom W-Code
  • Wavecom W-Spectra

Additional Links[edit]

Additional Images[edit]

MK6 VFTVoice Frequency Telegraphy MK6 Idle
PiccoloVFT.png
PiccoloMK6 Idle.jpg