Next Sale: Tuesday 21 June 2100UTC


I am due to receive some assembled boards on Monday so these will be tested and placed in enclosures ready for Tuesday (I hope!). If there is any change to this I will let you know on the site.

Many thanks, Howard

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15 Responses to Next Sale: Tuesday 21 June 2100UTC

  1. Erik Clausen / OZ9VQ says:

    If possible I will appreciate one item for the purpose of experimenting in AMSAT-OZ regis
    Please advise me if possible and how.
    Vy 73 de OZ9VQ, erik

    • admin says:

      Hello Erik,

      Units are in stock so feel free to order from the “Order your FUNcube Dongle Pro” menu item at the top.

      Many thanks, Howard

  2. Mike says:

    Hi Howard,

    Does this batch include the modification to the pcb to ground the USB connector?

    • admin says:

      Hello Mike

      No, that will be in the next batch of 500 that is going into production this week. They will be available in the next week or two. For info for others who may not be aware, this became a requirement for our forthcoming FCC certification where there is a slight difference in the way emissions are calculated to the CE certification. We were only just over the limit, but it still needed fixing of course!


      • Peter says:

        Hi Howard,
        can you provide a good and simple fix for grounding the USB connector which will match the FCC requirements for all Dongles sold so far?
        73, Peter

        • admin says:

          Hello Peter

          As far as emissions goes, all that is needed is to retrofit a 0 ohm link from the the USB shell to ground – on most (but not all) PCBs you can use one of the many disclosed ground vias adjacent to the shell lugs.

          This does not deal with the “cellular blocked” requirement of course. There is a different bootlader and firmware for that.


  3. Mike says:

    Thanks for the clarification.

  4. JollyBob says:

    Is FCC still pursuing cellular blocking from manufacturers? As far as i know the last US analog service in 800MHz band was terminated 2008! But to remove obsolete laws has never been a priority.

  5. Bob vk2aor says:

    Hi Howard

    Just tried to purchase a FCD as above says the sale starts 21st June. If this batch is sold out already can I go on a waiting list?

    Thanks Bob vk2aor

    • admin says:

      Hi Bob

      Sorry there is no waiting list, but there will be another sale on Tuesday 28 June at 2100UTC.

      Thank you very much for your patience.


  6. Jose M. Trueba says:

    I wanted to order Funcube today, June the 23th, and I got this response:
    “We are sorry. The item you selected, FUNcube Dongle Pro Calc Shipping is sold out.”
    I understood that orders will be accepted after de 21th of June.
    What is wrong?

    • admin says:

      Hello Jose

      Sorry we sold out again, I have not updated the order page again yet. Sorry.

      Thank you for your patience, I will have some moe on Tuesday 28 June at 21:00UTC, or, if you’re at Friedrichshafen I will have a few there too.


  7. Gerald says:

    Hey guys,

    I have a FUNcube Dongle Pro and I want to sell it. It is fully functionable, so if you can’t get a device at the last rush and want to buy my unit, drop me a message. I come from Germany, shipping outside Germany is ok.