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Hey everyone,

I'm looking to create a "RF Sniffer" sketch with a new device I have just purchased, see here:

An example of a sketch used to find devices specific to the same brand as my device is below, but I am wondering if I can modify it or write an entirely new one to find and display packet information of ANY device nearby operating on 433.92mhz.

// * This code is an example for receiving data from sensors made by Adaptive Design ltd.
// * You'll find more information on
// * Tested with the Aduino IDE 1.0 of later
// *
// * Libraries in the standard arduino libraries folder:
// * JeeLib
#include <Ports.h>
#include <RF12.h>
#include <avr/sleep.h>
void setup () {
Serial.println("\n[RF USB Rrx test]");
rf12_initialize(20, RF12_433MHZ, 4); //node,band,group
pinMode(7, OUTPUT);
digitalWrite(7, HIGH); // set the LED off
void loop () {
byte len;
if (rf12_recvDone() && rf12_crc == 0) {
// process incoming data here
digitalWrite(7, LOW); // set the LED on
/* print the group */
Serial.print(" grp: ");
Serial.print(rf12_buf[0], HEX);
/* print the node */
Serial.print(" node: ");
Serial.print((rf12_buf[1] & RF12_HDR_MASK),DEC);
/* print the length of payload */
Serial.print(" len: ");
Serial.print(rf12_buf[2], DEC);
/* print the content of payload */
Serial.print(" data");
for (len=3; len < rf12_buf[2]+3;len++){
Serial.print(" ASCII:");
for (len=3; len < rf12_buf[2]-3;
Serial.print((char )(rf12_buf[len]));
digitalWrite(7, HIGH); // set the LED off
/* send back an ack if required */
if (RF12_WANTS_ACK) {
digitalWrite(7, LOW); // set the RED LED off
rf12_sendStart(RF12_ACK_REPLY, &len, 1);
digitalWrite(7, HIGH); // set the RED LED off

If the packet information is somehow encrypted I would like to at least see some acknowledgement that the signal exists, can this be done?

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The transceiver you have is an FSK radio, which means that it will only demodulate data from other similar FSK radios.
There are no particular standards which define how manufacturers transmit their data, so trying to make some kind of universal
decoder is pretty well impossible.

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