[amsat-bb] WX SAT de W4BUE

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Aug 20 11:50:56 UTC 2014


The cheapest way to do it is a USB RTL-SDR dongle ($10-$20). You might need
the AMSAT broadband preamp ($50) depending on the antennas you plan to use.

I wouldn't recommend this in a high RF environment, though.

The FUNcube Dongle would be easier to setup, is less likely to need the
preamp, and has more filtering than the RTL-SDR. It does cost $215, but
pair that with the crossed dipole antenna from AMSAT-UK ($63) (
and you have an excellent system to receive WX satellites as well as the
FUNcube-1 and FUNcube-2 telemetry.


Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 7:32 AM, Rich/wa4bue <richard.siff at verizon.net>

> Would someone please suggest an inexpensive broadband receiver for the
> weather SATS?
> We are gearing up for the new school year in Chesapeake, VA.
> Rich W4BUE / K4AMG

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