[amsat-bb] FUNcube Dashboard, limited to installation on PC hard drive?

Ciaran Morgan ciaran at it-sparkles.co.uk
Wed Apr 15 15:45:23 UTC 2015

Hi Patrick,

Do you have the error message that is displayed when you try and run the
dashboard from an add-in card?

If so, I will talk to the developer and get an answer for you.


Ciaran - M0XTD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Patrick
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:06 AM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] FUNcube Dashboard, limited to installation on PC
> hard drive?
> Hi!
> I posted this query on the FUNcube forum, but I have yet to see a
> response over there. Hopefully someone with the FUNcube project will see
> it here, and possibly help me find an answer to my question.
> For the past 3+ months, I have been using small Windows 8.1 tablets with
> both the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ and assorted "RTL-SDR" dongles. When
> working the SSB transponders, I have been using one of these tablets
> with a FUNcube Dongle
> Pro+ and HDSDR as the downlink receiver. I have also experimented with
> Pro+ using
> the FUNcube Dashboard program on the tablets. The tablets appear to be
> able to run the Dashboard program, but the program has a restriction
> that requires it to be installed on a computer's hard drive. Since these
> tablets have small "hard drives" (C: drives), sometimes as small as 16
> GB, a 32 GB or 64 GB micro-SD card is one way to gain more space to run
> programs from.
> I don't know if there is some reason that requires the program to be
> installed on the computer's C: drive. Since I have been able to install
> other programs to the D: drive (micro-SD card) in my tablets, including
> programs like HDSDR and SDR Sharp, it appears that there isn't anything
> inside these tablets that would prevent a program like the Dashboard
> from running off the micro-SD card.
> Could a future version of the Dashboard allow users to install the
> program somewhere other than a "hard drive"?
> Thanks in advance, and 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> Twitter: @WD9EWK
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