Monthly Archives: November 2010

Multi OS redux

It might look ugly now, but I now have the frequency setting working on Mac OS X. I am using the excellent cross platform USB HID library here: http://www.signal11.us/oss/hidapi/ Unusually for cross platform system libraries, it’s actually easier to use … Continue reading

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Multi OS

A quick update: up to now almost all the FCD testing has been done in Windows. Over the past few days while the first FCD batch is being assembled, I’ve been working on getting the FCD fully working on Mac … Continue reading

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Assembly order placed!

Well, it’s taken some time, and I thank you profusely for your patience, but finally I have negotiated the first batch assembly and placed the order. The parts are winging their way to Wales for assembly. Finished units are due … Continue reading

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First live telemetry frames from the FUNcube satellite

Here is a picture of the first decoded frames from the FUNcube satellite we had on terra firma at Martlesham this last weekend.The Spectravue plot to the right shows the satellite’s downlink received using a FUNcube Dongle. To the right hand side of … Continue reading

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FUNcube Dongle at the Martlesham Microwave Round Table

Folks, I was lucky enough to be asked to do a talk at the Martlesham Microwave Round Table today at BT’s Adastral Park Research Centre, where most of the FUNcube satellite team met for the weekend for a serious bunch … Continue reading

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Assembly update

Folks I was hoping to have placed the assembly order this week, but we’re still in discussions with the manufacturers about this. With a bit of luck this will be resolved today and I’ll have a better idea of delivery … Continue reading

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Doppler shift compensation

I’ve had a question about Doppler shift compensation on the FUNcube satellite. On the downlink on 145MHz, the Doppler shift as the satellite passes over will start at about 3kHz low and end at about 3kHz high. For FM reception and transmission … Continue reading

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Kempton feedback

It was great to see everyone on Sunday at Kempton. And what a response! Jim and I on the AMSAT stand at the Kempton show on Sunday did not stop for the first three hours, it was the busiest I can … Continue reading

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Frequency coverage update

Folks On Saturday I worked on some further testing including the frequency coverage of the device. At the bottom end, we seem to be able to consistently achieve coverage down to 52MHz and up to beyond 2,000MHz. The spec sheet … Continue reading

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The FUNcube Dongle Pro+: LF to L band software-defined radio

In stock! Click here to order. Any mode, anywhere No drivers required! Device drivers are already included in your operating system – Windows, Linux or Mac OSX, 32 or 64 bit. * The guaranteed coverage of the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ is from 150kHz to … Continue reading

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