[amsat-bb] Re: FUNcube telemetry performance?

Phil Karn karn at philkarn.net
Tue Apr 22 21:45:17 PDT 2014

On 04/22/2014 03:40 PM, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
> When FUNcube was first launched, I went out to listen to it on the first
> pass that I was home for (orbit #11 I believe). Since I live in an
> apartment building, I have to go outside to hear most satellite passes.
> I recorded the audio on my normal MP3 voice recorder and to my great
> surprise, when I fed the audio into my computer, I was able to decode
> several packets. I was not expecting it to be robust enough to survive
> 192 kbps MP3 compression and encoding.

I'm surprised too! But I had never tested it.


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