[amsat-bb] Re: FunCube Dongle test

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 16:00:20 PST 2011


Nice.  Yes, the delayed audio on your downlink is funny the first time or two!

Now, run some ISS packet with that setup!  All you have to do is also run AWEPacketEngine and UISS with the APRS map and you'll see what mess your monitor will be ;)  Have been doing that lately...it's almost absurd how many programs it takes...


Mark N8MH 

At 05:39 PM 1/16/2011 -0500, n1jez at burlingtontelecom.net wrote:
>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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