[amsat-bb] Re: FCD/SDR
w8eh.ernie at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 13:13:22 PST 2012
What model number did you purchase at Best Buy?
On 12/17/2012 9:02 AM, Tom Lubbers K8TL wrote:
> I have the original FCD and the HF adapter. I ordered the new DC to light FCD a few hours before the December QST arrived.
> I have been playing with the dongle for a while. Mainly on the satellites but have also copied EME JT65 signals with it. On FO-29 and AO-7 it is fun to watch the whole band pass at once.
> In many cases some preselection is necessary (VHF repeater for the gas company is close by, if you don't tune it out the system is desensed). On the HF side, a simple LC tuner as a quantum improvement.
> SO after the QST article I stopped by Best Buy. Without the benefit of exotic test equipment a can say I can't tell the difference!!
> I hooked up the HF adapter, again can't tell the difference.
> Now all I need is a computer controlled VFO!!
> 73 Merry Christmas and HNY
> Tom K8TL
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