[amsat-bb] Best SDR for satellite reception
pconver at gmail.com
Sun Aug 13 18:43:48 UTC 2017
Regarding software to control doppler on SDR:
For sats, I run HDSDR V2.76 using a generic SDR with RTL2832 Chip.
Running http://amsat.org.ar/pass.exe handles nicely SDR Freqs.
Seamlessly clicking any satellite, its Freqs+Dopplers are set on SDR.
73, LU7ABF, Pedro.
On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 1:12 PM, Paul Andrews <w2hro.fn20 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone written software to allow the Funcube Dongle to be
> frequency controlled to compensate for LEO satellite doppler? For
> linear satellites, 1Hz frequency control would be required. For FM
> 1KHz would be ok. If it's not possible to control the actual FCD+
> LO, it should be possible to control the baseband audio spectrum.
> I first used the FCD+ as a panadapter with an FT-847 with LEO linear satellites.
> More recently, I use (dual polarization) two (2) Funcube Dongle Plus
> SDRs for 2M EME and they are sensitive wideband (50 KHz) receivers.
> Frequency stability on 144 MHz is very good and easily decode JT65
> signals bounced off the moon. No doppler compensation is used for
> 144 MHz moon bounce.
> WSJT-X will control a commercial radio VFO to compensate for moon
> doppler. WSJT-X does not support control the FCD+ for doppler
> The FCD+ is so widely used, I'm surprised that I have not found an
> application that will control the FCD+ and support doppler
> 73 - Paul - W2HRO
> On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 7:03 AM, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at internode.on.net> wrote:
>> With the proliferation of software defined radios on the market I am interested to hear what people think is the best for 137 / 144 / 440 / 1296 MHz use.
>> I have selected the airspy mini based on the fact
>> It's 12 bits
>> It's got tracking filters
>> It works with sdr sharp, hdsdr, gnuradio, gqrx
>> Has anyone bought out a satellite specific SDR ?
>> The funcube dongle is probably the best ?
>> I have a hack rf as well as rtl sdr and sdr play
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