[amsat-bb] SDR radio
brad.wf7t at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 23:09:18 UTC 2018
Yes Patrick, To clarify I have used both the DXPatrol and FCDPro+ but in RX duties only thus far. I am configuring a tracking panadapter on my RX side, so I will look for degradation when TXing. My progress/experiments have been delayed due to flu and weather.
I find the DXPatrol to be better performing than a generic RTL dongle, of which I have several. Even the FCDPro+ suffers from front-end overload in my location unless I use an FM BCB filter in front.
I also intend to use a duplexer unit in front of the SDR if 2M overload is experienced.
I will keep posted if there is interest. 73 Brad WF7T
On Jan 10, 2018, 4:56 PM -0600, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>, wrote:
> 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.
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
> > 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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