[amsat-bb] Re: Need Advice for SDR choice

Iain Young, G7III g7iii at g7iii.net
Mon Jan 3 13:35:42 PST 2011

On 03/01/11 21:26, Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:
> At 06:25 PM 1/2/2011 -0500, marklhammond at gmail.com wrote:
>> Check out:
>> http://www.funcubedongle.com/
>> Assuming you only need receive, of course...
>> Works great...just had a QSO on FO-29 using it for receive (thanks KB1RVT!).
>> 73,
>> Mark N8MH
> You know what's really interesting to me about this. With a WX type
> enclosure you could put the receiver right at the feedpoint of the antenna.
> Well, maybe not, I don't know what the maximum USb cable length can be.

USB is not going to make *that* kind of distance, and I wouldn't
reccomend it anyway, due to lightning etc...*BUT* you can get
USB Opto Converters...

I must confess, once I've played a bit more with my USRP, There's
likely to be a USRP2 going up the mast, with an ethernet<->fibre
adapter on the end...



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