Next sale: Tuesday 31 May, 21:00UTC


The next batch of FUNcube Dongles will be available on Tuseday 31 May at 2100UTC.

Many thanks, Howard

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36 Responses to Next sale: Tuesday 31 May, 21:00UTC

  1. J.R.Stevens says:


    Each time I try to buy the Dongle, the item appears to be sold out.
    Could you register me for the next sale please ?

    Tnx es best 73 de

    Jos PA3CCE

    • admin says:

      Hello Jos

      There is no registration, you just hit the button a few seconds after the deisgnated time.

      Sorry you have been unsuccessful: a couple of sales ago we still had units several hours later for the first time.


  2. Joseph Tom says:

    I keep trying, but can not seem to connect at the right time. I am on the west coast of the United States, (CA) Have any suggestions? We, (our club) has been trying for Months now to buy one or two, with no luck what so ever.. Joe Tom (KB6JOE)

  3. ROBERT, W0LMD says:

    How much is it in USA money?

  4. Peter says:

    I was there on time! Had the page where i could set my creditcard and adress in front of me! Filled it in and did hit the button. Got the sold out message. This was in the first minute after 21 utc. Bummer! for the 5th time πŸ™ But will try again on the 31th! Keep up the good work Howard!


    • admin says:


      It look like you were successful!


      • Peter PD0HHG says:

        Dear Howard,

        Yes yesterday was my succes night.
        I cant wait to play with the FunCube.
        Wanna thank you for your great work!

        Rgards and 73’s

        Peter PD0HHG

  5. Tim says:

    How many units are available at each sale? I hit the buy it now at 21:01 and it already said sold out on the last sale. πŸ™

    Tim KG8OC

    • admin says:

      Hello Tim

      Sorry you have been unsuccessful. Usually I have around 100 for each sale.


  6. Rodney says:

    PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller’s website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem.

    PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller’s website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem.

    • Rodney says:

      site must have been backed up,went though this time 2126z

      • admin says:


        Paypal did not supply an address for some reason: I have had three of those tonight, never had that before. I sent you a private email about it. Coule you kindly email me your delivery details.

        Many thanks, Howard

    • admin says:


      It looks like you were successful but I do not have your shipping details, Paypal says “No Address Provided”. Could you kindly email me your delivery details please?


  7. Peter VE7NGP says:

    Hi Howard,
    I was fortunate enough to have gotten through to purchasing one of these nifty devices! Thanks for all your efforts in keeping supplies available. How long will shipping take for us folks in Canada?

    73’s Peter VE7NGP

    • admin says:

      I use Fedex International Priority: to most zip codes in the US, Canada and Western Europe, it achieves next working day delivery, so that should be Thurday 2 June.

      All are already labelled, packed and ready for the Fedex guy.


      • Peter VE7NGP says:

        that’s awesome! thanks a bunch Howard! I was watching some of your videos last night…how do you even see to solder those surface mount components?! it’s incredible how you do it!
        btw, Dr. Who fan? πŸ™‚

        peter ve7ngp

        • admin says:

          Hello Peter

          Well, I have build about 200 myself, but now they are all contracted out to a machine!


  8. Ed Muro says:

    I have been trying, always says SOLD OUT…tonight I tried a second after 2100.

    • admin says:

      Hello Ed

      There were 100 successful purchasers last night between 2100 and 2152UTC. What was your local time? At Long Island, 2100UTC is 1700 local EDT.


  9. Tom says:

    Hi there,

    when will be the next sale?

    Best regards

  10. Sami says:

    For those of you having problems ordering, be patient πŸ™‚

    For me, i hit to ‘order button’ 1 sec after the announced time – only to be presented with a note: ‘PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller’s website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem. ‘

    No problem, i hit back button, made sure my shipping region was correct, and tried again..

    This time, 1 min after announced time, it was showing ‘sold out’.

    So back again, and again there were problems with the seller..

    Ok, third time..and bingo, straight to the ordering details – fill them in – press Order, and Bob’s your uncle, as they say πŸ™‚

    After i printed the receipt, just in case, checked from the beginning – sold out.. But as i checked an hour later, it went straight to the ordering screen – maybe Howard added some extra units?

    So take your time, and try a few times, PayPal isnt perfect πŸ™‚

    Ok, so they lost my address during the process, but luckily Howard noticed it, and asked for them via email.

    So if you get a ‘sold out’ message, after pressing the button a few seconds past, just try again – not everything is what it seems with PayPal.

  11. Ric jackson says:

    Got through ok and paypal then withdrew the money but then it was reversed back to me. Argh either miss or problems. I want one. πŸ™‚ any reason this would happen?

    • admin says:

      Hello Ric

      Not sure, there were units available for about 50 minutes so unless you happened to coincide with the last successful order when I still had inventory I don’t see why it would break.


  12. G8IUG says:

    Thanks Howard, at last we got one, just awaiting delivery now

    • G8IUG says:

      Delivered yesterday
      Many thanks for prompt service.
      Now time to play !!!! πŸ™‚

  13. Peter M1PFS says:

    Do you know approximately when the next sale is on?

  14. Mark King says:

    When I paid via PayPal my confirmation email said I paid by eCheck. And it would take 3 to 5 days for payment to clear. PayPal has never done an eCheck with my account. Is the 3 to 5 days accurate for wait time for payment to clear? Thanks, and keep up the great work on the FCD.

    • admin says:

      Hi Mark

      Thanks for your note.

      You are not alone, I get two or three uncleared payments a week: they’re not dealt with very well in Paypal because it doesn’t show the final clearance in the account overview, so I have to make a conscious effort to be on the lookout for them. 3 to 5 days is about right.


  15. Dave says:

    Hi Howard,
    FCD arrived today, ive not been this excited about a new product in ages, Congrats on a fantastic project, Im looking forward to Fun Cube, my sat station is set up for remote operation with auto az el antennas so i hope to have it running as much as possible when Fun Cube is in orbit.
    Thanks again!
    Dave EI4HT / M0GIW

  16. sigi dg9bfc says:

    hello howard
    first of all many thanks for such a good work … funcube ordered 26th
    and i got it 2 days later …. plugged in … installed soft … and worked after some settings
    (i used pappradio also wih some of the soft so had to make some changes)
    after all is set up properly the dongle works ufb ….
    received 4m nfm (bos local), 3m wfm stereo (local stations and distant ones), 2m 70cm nfm repeaters (ham repeaters) ….
    next will be how that thing works together with a sat lnb….
    for all the unlucky guys who tried and did not get one :keep on trying it is worth it!!
    howard .. i have a question …. all things seem to work fine … except RDS decoding in 88-108 fm band …. stereo work ok …. tried different settings but had no luck with rds
    any tips??? greetings from germany

    • admin says:

      Hello Sigi

      Thanks for your note.

      I have no experience of RDS decoding I’m afraid, so I am not sure what the problem is. I don’t have any knowledge of the encoding format, do you know how it works?


    • Rob says:

      Sigi, the bandwidth of the FCD is too small for RDS decoding.