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

Fred Spinner fred at spinner.org
Mon Jan 3 21:14:31 PST 2011

What you need for that is a version that uses a PIC32MX7xx (easy port if there was source available and no NDA) that has a built in Ethernet controller (needs external PHY but that's not a big deal).  Then the PIC32 could either decode narrowband and send audio back, or more likely I/Q over UDP.

Really, I'm not too negative about the NDA thing.. except it keeps others from evolving the idea in ways like above.

I'm playing around now with the SDR-Cube and that could have probably been adapted to work with the Funcube Dongle as well if there was access to the firmware.

But, it's still a good toy the way it is and I don't blame Howard and crew for doing it that way since it probably wouldn't have been done at all as a small stick like it is.

Fred W0FMS

Jan 3, 2011 09:52:45 PM, k8tb at bosscher.org wrote:


     What we need is an Ethernet interface to USB that uses POE. This 
has got to be out there already.

     I would put quite a few of these in remote locations for monitoring 
a whole lot of things.

             tom K8TB

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