***This version is VIRUS FREE ***
One of my hobbies is decoding Digital RF transmissions from across the spectrum. Whie searching for a decoder for a particular mode (that is only commercially available so it seems) I came across this decoding software and decided to give it a try. Apparently it is abandonware or a part of a formally commercial software company that is no longer in business. So I'm not going to worry too much about copyright issues since there is no one to raise a stink anymore. (If this is your software and you want it removed from my site please send me a message with all the appropriate DMCA takedown information, and once verified it will be removed. Fake notices won't work folks, so don't bother.)
Here are the particulars from the site where I originally found it (Radioaficion Ham Radio )
SORCERER is a collection of decoders for modes found in the ELF-SHF range. These work in tandem with proprietary intelligent bit parsers automatically identifying targets of interest. (ie – country and specific service as well as identifying data link protocols, compression schemes, file formats, and cryptographic formats in use.
No proprietary hardware
The most comprehensive collection of current, on-air modes (no defunct modes!)
Superb demodulation, decoding and parsing of ELF-SHF modes
Run multiple decoders simultaneously
Unmatched decoder performance in weak/poor conditions
Hundreds of parsers always available – run multiple per decoder
High-speed constellation display
Offline or Online Analysis
Flexible variety of outputs to support cryptanalysis
Continuous development – new modes added throughout the year
Custom demodulators, decoders and parsers available upon request
Sorcerer offers hundreds of decoders for current, on-air modes ranging from ELF to SHF, terrestrial, air, naval and satellite modes . New modes are added on a monthly basis.
Supported Narrowband Receivers
Cubic R-2307, R-2345, R-2411, R-3030,
R-3030A, R-3050, R-3080, R-3090, R-3550,
R-3580, R-4000S, LCR/SMR-2000, LCR/
SMR-2400, LCR-3000, LCR-3400, SMR-3000,
SMR-4000, CDR-3250, CDR-3280
Drake R-8, R-8A, R-8B
DRS WJ-8710A, WJ-8711, WJ-8711A, WJ-
8712A, WJ-8712P, WJ-8723-4, HF-1000A,
Icom R71, R71A, R72, R75, R7000, R7100,
R8500, R9000, IC-R1500, PCR-1500,
JRC NRD-535, NRD-535D, NRD-545, NRD-
R&S EK890, EK895, EK896, EK2000, EB200
Racal RA3721, RA3722, RA3723, RA3724,
RA2091, RA2309B, RA2294, RA2295F,
RA2296, RA830JD, RA3791, RA3792, RA3793,
RA3794, RA3796, RA6775, RA6778C,
RA6793, RA6793A, RA6790GM/R-2174A
Ten-Tec RX-330, RX-331, RX-340, RX-350
Supported Wideband Receivers
RFSpace SDR-14, SDR-IQ, SDR-IP
AF – real-time or WAV fle
Decoded Text to Screen
Decoded Text to ASCII fle
Demodulated Bit Stream to Screen
Demodulated Bit Stream to ASCII fle
Demodulated Bitstream to Hexadecimal
lf-mf-Hf modems + teleprinters
AN/PRC-137F Burst Message*
AN/PRC-150C Burst Message*
ASCII – ITA5
Baudot – ITA2 Synchronous
Baudot – ITA2 Asynchronous
BULG8 (Bulgarian 8FSK ARQ
BPSK125 BPSK125F FEC
BPSK220 BPSK220F FEC
CHU Time Signal CIS 100-750 FSK*
CIS 3VFT FSK 100bd (N-M-W)*
CIS 300bd Burst FSK*
CIS MFSK16 CIS MFSK20
Codan 9001 / 9002 / 3012 / 3112*
Coquelet-8 Coquelet-8 ARQ
Coquelet-8 FEC Coquelet-13
Coquelet-13 ARQ Coquelet-13 FEC
DCF77 Time Signal
DOMINO (all submodes)
DPRK 600 bd FSK* EFR Telemeter
Facsimile (FAX) 60-90-120-240 LPM
Facsimile (FAX) B&W – Gray Scale
France-Inter Time Signal
Globe Wireless Dataplex Marker
Globe Wireless FSK & PSK
G-Tor ARQ G-Tor FEC
Greek 145bd 1265 Hz FSK*
Harris RF-3560 PSTN TIU
Hellschreiber – Basic Hellschreiber – FELD
Hellschreiber – FM Hellschreiber- MT
Hellschreiber- Duplo Hellschreiber – PSK
HF Datalink (HFDL) ARINC 635
Israeli Tadiran Burst Message System*
Italian FSK Burst 600 bps*
Italian FSK 300/600 bd*
Italian FSK 1200 bd*
IRA-ARQ (includes Zip archive recovery)
MD-513B 16PSK MT63
MD-674 Asynchronous FSK
MD-1061 16PSK MD-1239 16PSK
MD-1268 16PSK MFSK8 & 16
Mil-Std 188-110A App A 16DPSK
Mil-Std 188-110A serial
Mil-Std 188-110A serial HRS variant
Mil-Std 55529A NB Asynchronous FSK
Mil-Std 55529A WB Asynchronous FSK
MSF Rugby Time Signal
Nokia M85200 M90*
OLIVIA (all submodes)
Packet AX.25 HF
Pactor-I Pactor-I FEC
Pactor-Selcall Pactor-II & III
Piccolo (all submodes)
PRC/PLA MFSK32* PRC/PLAADF 3+3
PRC/PLAADF 4+4 PRC/PLAADF 4FSK*
PSK10 QPSK31 FEC
QPSK63 FEC RSX.25*
RAO-UES 200-340 FSK*
RTCM SC104* Russian Chayka*
Russian 8FSK 200bd
Russian 150bd Burst Message System*
Singapore Tadiran Burst Message System*
Sitor-A/B 109.5bd ARQ/FEC
Sitor-A ARQ Sitor-B FEC
Sitor-A Phasing Sitor-B NAVTEX
SSTV VIS SSTV 2-8 B&W
SSTV 6-12 B&W SSTV 8-36 Color
SSTV 10-24 B&W SSTV 12-72 Colo
SSTV 14-36 B&W SSTV 32 Martin M4
SSTV 36 Martin 3 SSTV 40 Martin 2
SSTV 44 Martin 1 SSTV 48 Scottie 4
SSTV 52 Scottie 3 SSTV 56 Scottie 2
SSTV 60 Scottie 1 SSTV 76 Scottie DX
SSTV 126 Martin 1 SSTV 18 SC-1 8 sec
SSTV 22 SC-1 16 sec SSTV 30 SC-1 32 sec
SSTV 130 MP73 SSTV 131 MP115
SSTV 132 MP140 SSTV 133 MP175
STANAG 4285 serial STANAG 4481
STANAG 4529 STANAG 4529 HRS
STANAG 5514 SATIR*
Swiss 2VFT 100 bd*
Turkish 600-400 FSK*
Ukrainian Army 6VFT R.38 modem*
USVI WWV Time Signal
WWVH Time Signal
ARQ-FAE CIS-ALE 150
CCIR M.493 v.1-9 Selcalls
DSP-9000 Type-1 & 2 Selcall
Jenal/Schuemperlin SC-2 & 3 Selcall
Jenal SC-32 & 33 & 51 Selcalls
Mil-Std 188-141A ALE (1G + 2G)
Mil-Std 188-141B ALE (2G)
Mil-Std 188-141B ALE (3G – all 6 burst
Necode 321AR & 322AR Selcalls
Necode 322ARX Selcall
Q-Mac HF90 Selcall
Spectratek SR-3 Selcall
Thales HF90 Selcall-Beacon-GPS-Status-
Thales Skymaster ALM*
PRC 8FSK ALE*
R&S ALIS v10 & 30 & 40
R&S ALIS v50 Hopping
R&S ALIS v50 Adaptive+Hopping
RN Bikini Type-1 Alert/Selcall
RN Bikini Type-2 Alert/Selcall
Thales Skymaster ALM*
Yaesu/Vertex Standard 600 Selcall
Yaesu/Vertex Standard 1210 Selcall
ACARS VHF CCIR-1 Tonal System
CCIR-2 Tonal System CCIR-7 Tonal System
CCITT Tonal System CTCSS Tonal System
DCSS – PL/DPL Tonal System
DTMF Tonal System DZVEI Tonal System
EEA Tonal System EIA Tonal System
ERMES Paging EURO Tonal System
GMDSS M.825 VTS Selcall
M.1371-1 AIS 9600bd
MDC-1200 MODAT Tonal System
NATEL Tonal System POCSAG Paging
AX.25 Packet VHF 9600bd
Super POCSAG Paging
ZVEI-1 &2 & 3 Tonal Systems
COSMOS NOAA Telemetry
Facsimile (FAX) APT Weather
minimum system configuration:
PENTIUM-CLASS CPU 1 GHZ+
STANDARD AC97 SOUNDCARD
WINDOWS 98, 98SE, 2000, XP, 7
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73 de KD0CQ
Didn't find any virus or trojan in the .exe, but for some reason the application will open, but no window appears. I am using Win7
In reading the install manual, it says it needs a USB dongle as part of the licensing. The web site for the original vendor is not longer valid. Any idea how to solve the dongle issue? My guess is that it will not run without a dongle.
Very sorry to trouble you but very little seems available for further info on SORCERER V1.0.1
I noticed your download site for Sorcerer, and gave it a go.
When up and running I can get the spectrograph showing well, selecting an appropriate mode with good known signal from SDR#/Funcube Pro+ , the yellow bandwidth markers come up, the selected mode appears in the bottom left corner of the screen, but no further screen appears as shown in your installation & running document. Is it possible that I' m missing some files, The total file for the app is 958Kb.
Bristol – UK
Hey, looks very very handy and powerful. Are you planning adding support for Funcube dongle pro plus ?
Hello expensively om, I installed(settled) your software which is great.
I saw in the textbook(manual worker) installation that is needed a dongle but I how see making and in what I could get myself a license(Bachelor's degree)?
With my thanking 73 F5STO
Your Comments Still trying to down-load the p0rogram!
awfully sorry to report that sorc. v1.01 exe does not want to run on my Acer laptop Win7. Everytime I hit the exe it just "parks" the hat-icon on the task bar but the px itself does react. On my slow old Win XP it runs without problems. Would you have a guess on how to get things running!?
Thank you in advance for your time.
73s Ulrich from HB
It's just a bug in the software.
sorcerer and Win7
Find this key –> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sorcerer
Find the (4) values starting with "Main" == MainH, MainW, MainX, MainY
Right-click on each of these and select Delete.
tak biza di download
Do you know where I can find a user manual on the internet?
is somebody working on update for the sorcerer ? any new modes to be added ?
Le décodeur SOCERER fonctionne très bien, mais il est loin de décoder tous les modes que vous listez sur votre site.
Merci et à bientôt pour votre réponse.
i have only a few modes in sorcerer. not all you listed on your web site.
empty menu, i miss the most modes. any suggestion ?
HELLO,How to buy sorcerer decoder?
hi – i want to develep it – please send me source of sorcerer v1.0
If anyone is indeed looking to develop this software, it would really help if the latest frequency data file were used in HFDL (I am told that such a version exists, but I haven’t any idea where you could find it, so please don’t ask…), and modes that haven’t been reported in years – like Coquelet and Piccolo – were dropped entirely
works fine with my TS-2000
best digital software about is multipsk.Has most modes known in it
hi- this software which language in writted . whit java , c++,….?
it is a open source ?
where i can find source it . please
May I buy the source code of sorcerer?
Have just been on Pirate Bay and downloaded Krypto500 V1.145. Looks like it’s where Sorcerer was born from. Been running this program with no problems and does not crash on Pactor 3, the release is July 2010 but works fine and nice to compare the two programs…
About 5 or 6 years ago there was a program called “Centurion” and this proggy later became Sorcerer. Centurion was made by Monteria LLC in the US. I also have Sorcerer and it runs ok. I also got Centurion working (it receives a signal from my Perseus) but I wil not decode a strong signal like DDH47 on 147.3kHz.
Oooops almost forgot……I also have the source code…..for those who are interessted…..
I wouldn’t mind a copy of the source. Would be useful for adding more decoders.
May I have a copy of the source code? Thanks.
It might be nice to put the source up in GitHub. Then it’s easy to give it to people and keep track of development efforts.
may I have a copy of source code?
Any plans to make it work with SDR Play? Does it already do that?
I downloaded, I installed and I runned your decoder.
I could not tune to the HF-Datalink, but the program runs – I about could take with it F1b-50 Baud FSK. I was wondered, because I did not see the program can not run above Windows-10. And yes! Your program runs in Windows-10 too. Thank you your interest! Best regards and thank you – to the free download, use! You are welcome from Hungary! Rudolphe
I have some hf/vhf/uhf signal documents for sale
payment is in BTC
for more information contact with : signalDocumentHolder@gmail.com
Can you tell me know about an overview of your hf/vhf/uhf signal documents ? and how much does it cost?
Linux Version would be spiffing
I just found this usefull programm for the first time,
I use it with an Icom PCR 1500.
One question, how can I control the frequency above 99.999.Mhz, so for VHF directly out of the programm
TNX 73 Alex
I have done some research. I am not certain about all the details, but this is what I think happened:
Sourcerer revolves around Jim and Kinga Kilgallen.
First Jim made Monteria LLC which sold a similar s/w product.
General Dynamics purchased Monteria around 2007.
Most Monteria employees were not happy at General Dynamics and quit within a year.
Then Jim made Avonlea – another company, which made Sorcerer.
Sourcerer was very similar to the Monteria product and employed the same people, but it was a completely new implementation/coding.
Avonlea shutdown within a year or two
Avonlea shut down around 2009.
Most likely General Dynamics was upset that General Dynamics purchased Monteria from Jim for this product, and then within a year Jim hired back the same people to form a new company called Avonlea which produced a a similar product called sorcerer. This probably violated legal agreements and is why Avonlea shutdown.
Years later, after the legal agreements expired, Jim formed another company called ComInt Consulting which developed a very similar product called Krypto500.
“Sorcerer” was a registered trademark of General Dynamics – which I think expired in 2014.
This indicates a lack of interest in Sorcerer by General Dynamics.
Sorcerer is probably still owned by General Dynamics.
I would hate to get their lawyers angry at me.
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Why sorcerer.exe is so encrypted?
Why did it uses rsaenh.dll, bcrypt.dll, cryptsp.dll ?
Is it a trojan horse ?
Why do you think it doesn’t have any trojans in it when your virus scanner says it does?
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I found an additional twist to who owns the sorcerer source code.
Some (possibly all) of the engineers who provided code for sorcerer were paid, but in their employment contracts they retained all rights/copyright to their code contributions. Jim Kilgallen only paid for the right to use their code, Jim never owned their code.
I tried Sorcerer on a Win 7 machine. It instantly hangs the computer and a reload is needed to recover it. Do you know any solution to this? I tried the register edit trick but under Software there is no any input for Sorcerer.
I meant that I tried to install Sorcerer, the installation utility “sorcerer-v1.0.1.exe” causes the instant hang up.
Been using Sorcerer on Windows 7 for 2 years now without any problems, thanks
All of the sudden, on my Windows 10, Sorcerer stopped working. Whenever I run it, for some reason, it opens, but no screen appears. Even when I download it again, even from mediafire, it doesn’t work at all. Works flawlessly most times on my Windows 7 VM, but even that’s starting to act up. Any way to fix this issue?
is it possible to control an SDRplay (SDRuno) or Airspy HF plus (SDR’#) with “Sorcerer” via the COM interface with VSPE? If so, which receiver control must be selected?
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Do you get the source code?
i have only a few modes in sorcerer. not all you listed on your web site.
empty menu, i miss the most modes. any suggestion ?
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would the download sorcerer be ok to work with the AOR 5007D