[amsat-bb] SDR radio

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Jan 10 22:56:06 UTC 2018

Hi Brad!

Have you used the DXPatrol receiver for working amateur
satellites? I haven't worked anyone who has used it for the
downlink side of their station, nor have I tried one, so
I didn't list it in my earlier message. Besides the FUNcube
Dongle Pro+ and various SDRplay receivers I mentioned in
my earlier e-mail, I have also tried some of the RTL dongles
in my satellite station. They were no good - no front-end
filtering, and they stopped receiving whenever I transmitted
with an HT or FT-817 on a different band than where I was
receiving. That's why I first went with a FUNcube dongle,
and later on the SDRplay units.

I went to the DXPatrol web site and downloaded its PDF
manual. It looks like an RTL dongle with an upconverter
for its coverage below 25 MHz. Its price is a little less
than the SDRplay RSP1A sold by HRO.


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On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:27 PM, Brad Brooks <brad.wf7t at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also, the DXPatrol Mk4 is an option. It is designed by CT1FFU and
> available in US from Vibroplex. 73 Brad WF7T

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