[amsat-bb] Re: Funcube dongle software

PA3GUO pa3guo at upcmail.nl
Sat Feb 15 08:24:35 PST 2014

Hi Robert,

(assuming you mean the SDR software, not the Funcube telemetry decoding SW)

I have played around a few years with HD-SDR, sdr-radio.com, etc. running on a Win XP machine with
2.5GB memory. Not too long ago I was fed up with their relative large CPU load so I tried SDRSharp.
Light-weight CPU load wise, but has all I need. Plug & play for the FCD. And I purchased SatPC32,
which plugs into SDRSharp, also no large CPU load. That's my SDR set-up these days.

Next step to take is to connect SatPC32 to my TS2000 as well, I didn't have time to figure that out
yet. For the TS2000 I still use HRD, but it takes minutes for the PC to start up the Satellite
tracker of HRD. Once it runs, it's all fine, although I always feight with keppler sets in HRD.

Same btw with SatPC32, also there I still struggle how to create a single set of satellites that are
spread over multiple URL's (eg MCubed-2 is not in the standard kepler overviews but at a different

ps: I am (still) about to purchase a new PC, and still doubting which O/S to go for (taking all the
various programs discussed above into account on one hand and the upcoming end of selling of Windows
7 on the other hand).

Henk, PA3GUO

>Can anyone recommend suitable software for the Funcube dongle please?
>Regards Robert G8ATE                                      

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