[amsat-bb] Best SDR for satellite reception
kq6ea at verizon.net
Thu Aug 17 20:29:20 UTC 2017
I have the "full size" Airspy, and it works very well. I've gone through
half a dozen USB dongles, both Fun Cube dongles, the HackRF, and both
SDRPlay units, and I like the Airspy the best.
73, Jim KQ6EA
On 08/17/2017 07:27 PM, Simon Brown wrote:
> It's sensitive, has a good dynamic range (fewer problems from pages, FM
> Stereo transmitters) etc.
> Simon Brown, G4ELI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Rich [mailto:vk4tec at internode.on.net]
> Sent: 17 August 2017 20:26
> To: Simon Brown <simon at sdr-radio.com>
> Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Best SDR for satellite reception
> I don't know what it is about the mini maybe it's the tracking filters but
> it works well
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 18 Aug 2017, at 5:12 am, Simon Brown <simon at sdr-radio.com> wrote:
>> The Airspy Mini is a very good SDR, you have not made a mistake. At
>> 1,296MHz you'll probably need a LNA.
>> Simon Brown, G4ELI
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Andrew
>> 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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