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9 Responses to Welcome to the FUNcube Dongle blog

  1. Alberto says:

    Sounds very interesting! Any possibility of a future development also for iPad with USB camera connection kit?!?

  2. Chris GW6KZZ says:

    Hi Howard, what a fantastic compact device, well done. I have just forwarded the AMSAT-BB text across to the HPSDR reflector as we have been talking about developing a VHF version, your device goes the extra mile. Later I would like to develop one that can received up to 10 GHz for receiving the AMSAT-DL satellite P5 and display a full band waterfall too.
    Best regards Howard, 73’s Chris GW6KZZ

  3. Richard Bown says:

    I’ve cross posted some details on to the dttsp list, Dttsp is a very nice SDR suite.
    Runs on Linux and the Sdr-shell which is the user interface now compiles OK on QT4, so its now OK on all new linux distributions.
    there is already the capability to load frequency data into a Si570 via a USB interface.
    I’ve offered to that group to attempt to modify the code so that it will drive your front end.
    I’d like to get my hands on a dongle, can I help please.

    Best wishes
    Richard G8JVM

    • admin says:

      Hi Richard

      Thanks for your note. When the device ships we’ll publish the HID spec. It’s a very simple interface, within a 64 byte HID packet you send a command byte folllowed by any parameters in packed binary. You are blessed with a short HID repsonse in return confriming the operation.


    • admin says:

      Hi Richard

      Apologies for the delay in replying. An example of the programming interface is here: http://www.funcubedongle.com/?p=107

      Regarding obtaining an FCD, they are due to be available in December. Once I have confirmed assembly dates from the manufacturers, I’ll be in a position to organise distribution arrangements for ordering.

      Many thanks, Howard

  4. Mike says:

    Great project! Thanks!

    Can it tune the lower portion of the 6m band (50MHz ~ 50.2MHz)?

    • admin says:

      Mike, unfortunately on a quick straw poll test I could only pull the VCO down to 51.5MHz.

      Howard (G6LVB)

  5. Hi Howard,
    this all sounds very interesting. Set me on the purchase list, please.
    I’m looking forward to hearing any news.
    73, Mike

  6. Horst Lenzen says:

    Hi Howard

    Please send me Newsletter from FUNcube. ( ? Price ? )

    73, Horst