[amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube Dongle for Satellite and EME reception

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 19 14:08:11 PST 2011

The video is also at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac3jDILGKmg.  The link below only works if your browser can play swf (flash) files.

73, Bill

----- Original Message -----
> From: Bill Dzurilla <billdz.geo at yahoo.com>
> To: "amsat-bb at amsat.org" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 5:04 PM
> Subject: FUNcube Dongle for Satellite and EME reception
> Hi folks,
> Have not been working the sats much recently, been playing around on EME with a 
> new antenna.  I recently discovered the FUNcube Dongle, a nice little gadget 
> that was developed by AMSAT-UK for satellites, but it also makes EME reception a 
> lot easier.
> The FCD is a 64 mhz to 1700 mhz all-mode software defined radio that fits in the 
> palm of your hand 
> and costs $190 shipped from the UK to the USA.  I was playing around with it 
> with a 
> free program called MAP65-IQ to receive EME on 144 mhz.  What a joy to 
> see a decode 
> of every station I can receive on the entire 144 mhz digital EME segment of the 
> band, no tuning needed.
> Screen shot here: http://qsl.net/nz5n/funcube.htm
> How to set it up?  See this video: 
> http://qsl.net/nz5n/FUNcube_Dongle_with_MAP65-IQ_for_EME.swf
> Not
> interested in EME?  How about using it as a scanner or to monitor 
> repeaters, satellites, and other activity on 2m, 70cm, and 23cm?  They 
> also sell an HF down converter that extends the range from DC to 1700 
> mhz.
> Thanks to AMSAT-UK for this amazing device.
> 73, Bill
> NZ5N

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