[amsat-bb] FunCube Dongle test

n1jez@burlingtontelecom.net n1jez at burlingtontelecom.net
Sun Jan 16 14:39:20 PST 2011

I've ran several passes today on AO-27 and AO-51 with the FunCube Dongle 
(FCD) as my receiver. I'm also using Mike, DK3WN's Funcube Dongle Doppler 
correction program.

Below are two links to a couple of screen shots. The first is WRPlus, the 
software I use with the FCD (there are others). You can see the AO-51 
downlink clearly. This was a 15 degree pass from here in Vermont, FN34im.


The second screen shot is the software running behind WRPlus. Top left is 
the FCD Tuning Program. It's partially covered by SATPC32 in the upper 
right. In the lower right is the FCD Doppler correction program sending 
frequency correction to the FCD tuning program.


I need more screens and a better video card.

Thanks for those who contacted me. If I sound a bit distracted at first it 
was becasue the first time I keyed up, I forgot that when I heard my 
downlink it would be delayed significantly due to the DSP processing of the 
FCD. The delay reminded me of working HEO!

Mike, N1JEZ
AMSAT 29649
"A closed mouth gathers no feet" 

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