[amsat-bb] IC-910H Vs. FunCube Dongle Pro

Les Rayburn les at highnoonfilm.com
Wed Jun 12 07:26:39 PDT 2013

I just received my FunCube Dongle Pro in the mails, and am interested in 
incorporating it into my station for both weak-signal VHF/UHF reception 
and satellite work. I'd be
interested in hearing from others who have already used this nifty device.

My questions are as follows:

1.) What would be the best method for T/R switching with the device and 
the IC-910H that I'd be using for transmission? Loss with switches and 
connectors needs to be avoided, but I really don't
want to run separate feedlines, etc.

2.) How does the performance of the Dongle Pro compare to that of the 
IC-910H receiver, especially for satellite work?

3.) Any other caveats that I'm not considering?

I currently use a Flexradio 1500 as my primary IF rig for transverters 
on 222, 902, and 1296, so I'm familiar with SDR technology. Have also 
owned an SDR-IQ for several years now. But this will be my
first attempt with using an SDR for direct reception of signals above 30 


Les Rayburn, N1LF
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