[amsat-bb] Yaesu FT-857D
planophore at aei.ca
Fri Jan 22 22:33:58 UTC 2016
very interesting discussion.
Does anyone have any first hand experience using the Airspy SDR
It is in the same price range as FCDP+ and a bit more than the SDRPlay.
There are so many to choose from with prices all the over the place. I
realize that you get what you pay for but sometimes that is not always
obvious, for example the HackRF devices are considerably more the
SDRPlay/FCDP+/Airspy but as someone commented, lacks front end filtering
making them a poorer choice.
So far I have been only dabbling with receiving the many satellites now
flying about. It has been a long time since I have made any contacts
through any of them, that was back in the OSCAR 7/8, RS10/11 era.
cheers, Graham ve3gtc
On 2016-01-22 20:45, Clayton W5PFG wrote:
> Like others have mentioned here, the $20-25 RTL Dongles have not
> worked very well for me when combined with a transmitter. The
> FT-857D/FUNcube DonglePro+ combo worked well for me. Not one of the
> two RTL dongles was suitable for regular use. I rank the RTL's as a
> failure for both mode B or J birds without significant additional
> filters. For simple receive use, they're okay.
> If compactness was a desire, the FCDP+ would be my choice. However,
> the SDRPlay mentioned has a lot more bandwidth capability and is
> reasonably priced from HRO in the states.
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