[amsat-bb] FW: Re: Listening to Funcube with RTL-SDR
summit496 at live.com
Sun Nov 24 15:43:29 PST 2013
I have been very curious I am glad this came up. It seems to good to be true to me considering you usually get what you pay for and this $20 against 150 bucks sure sounds great......
Any feedback ont the Funcube Dongle pro vs this RTL-SDR? I am on the waiting list, Since I can not afford another all band rig.
> Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:08:34 -0500
> From: Mat_62 at charter.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Listening to Funcube with RTL-SDR
> Your approach is similar to something I tired to do several months ago
> before AO-73 was launched. My idea was to try and use an RTL dongle as
> an inexpensive sat RX. I was using HDSDR with the dongle and an omni
> scanner antenna. I didn't have any luck at all receiving SO-50 but was
> able to copy some stuff from VO-52. I also had desense issues when I
> conducted experiments with an old two meter HT I have lying around here.
> I was going to experiment with some filters to cope with the desense and
> build an preamp based on the design of the one available from AMSAT but
> I got discouraged a bit and sidetracked so the project went on the back
> burner. Just lately I tried the SDR Radio console with my RTL dongle but
> could never get the software to recognize it. I apparently have some
> files missing and it hasn't been clear to me which ones or where to find
> them. I very much wish I could afford a Funcube dongle pro but it's not
> in the cards for me right now. Perhaps I'll give receiving AO-73 a shot
> again. Been thinking about it. I appreciate you posting your experiences.
> Michael, W4HIJ
> On 11/24/2013 11:28 AM, Jason Charles wrote:
> > All,
> > I posted an inexpensive way to listen and decode the Funcube telemetry
> > with the cheap RTL-SDR dongle. This can apply to almost any satellite
> > too. What makes this setup unique is the ability for SDR-Radio (v2) to
> > listen to Wide Upper Side Band and the Funcube dongle to Autotune.
> > Between the two you don't need to worry about doppler correction for
> > telemetry decode.
> > I also have the I/Q file and the audio of the transponder pass from
> > last night on there. I hope you find it useful. It has has been great
> > fun for me!
> > 73 de Jason, N4JTC
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