FUNcube Satellite launch expected November 2013

Folks

We’re expecting to launch in late November 2013! More details here… http://funcube.org.uk/

Currently we also have good stocks of the accompanying FUNcube Dongle Pro+ too, ordering information is here: http://www.funcubedongle.com/?page_id=1113

Many thanks, Howard

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Free shipping offer

Folks

I’ll be away for a few days next week (19 August to 23 August), so as there will be a short delay in dispatch, I’m currently offering free shipping until I return if you place an order before I return.

Make sure you check the “Free Shipping” check box when you checkout!

I will use the same shipping methods, ie FedEx International Priority for non-UK, and Royal Mail Special Delivery, just it’ll be free over that period.

Many thanks, Howard

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We’re in stock!

Folks

I’m pleased to announce that we have stock again! We had an increased demand from around mid-June which we’ve been playing catch-up with ever since.

Follow this link about ordering details, or if you’re in a real hurry here’s a direct link straight to the shopping cart.

In Western Europe and North America typically delivery is the following working day. Also if you order three or more, shipping is free.

Many thanks, Howard

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Email order invitations

Folks

I sent out emails to everyone on my waitlist just now, if you didn’t receive one, can I recommend that you add yourself onto the waitlist again, and I’ll send out a further email confirmation in the next 24 hours to new folks on the list.

If you would like to order, please add yourself to the waiting list here.

Many thanks, Howard

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FUNcube Dongle+ availability update

Folks

There’s been a very short delay, I’m now expecting to take assembled boards on either Monday (15 July) evening or Tuesday morning. I’ll be in a position to start despatching on either Tuesday (16 July)  or Wednesday.

I’ll be sending out emails to all those currently on the waiting list this weekend.

If you would like to order, please add yourself to the waiting list here, I will send you an email response when your unit is ready.

Thank you for your patience!

Many thanks, Howard

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FUNcube Dongle+ availability

Folks,

For some reason there’s been a lot more demand over the past few weeks than anticipated, so much so that we’ve exhausted our stocks. Although we already scheduled well ahead to manufacture another batch, they are not due until 12 July.

If you would like to order, please add yourself to the waiting list here, I will send you an email response when your unit is ready.

I do also have a very few left that are in final test that I’ll release over the next few days.

Many thanks, Howard

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Article about the FUNcube Dongle Pro+

Folks,

Nils has very kindly sent me a link to an article he wrote recently about using the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ on the shortwave/HF bands. Here is the note he sent to me:

Dear Howard – recently I got two FCDPRO+ V2. I wanted to know how this SDR is doing on shortwave. The results were stunning. I filed them into a multimedia PDF (text, 40 screenshots, audio, video, hyperlinks) which you can download here:
http://bit.ly/15PCCa4
I show how to receive broadcast, amateur radio and utility, and how to decode digimodes from RTTY over SSTV-DRM to PACTOR-III with solely free software. The PDF is just meant as preview. If you like it, I would be proud to see it some day also on the official FCD page. I am convinced that FCD plus an approach to show what to do with it (and how attractive shortwave still is) will trigger much more interest.
Your critics & comments are welcomed! 73 Nils, DK8OK

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Now accepting USD and Euros

Folks,

I have been trying to figure out for some time why there are a significant number of failed Paypal transactions when purchasing. After some discussions with Paypal, it transpires that some Paypal accounts and card transactions will only operate directly in US dollars, and will not allow a currency conversion into UK Pound sterling.

So if you’ve been having difficulty making payment, please try again. I have set up my account to accept transactions directly in Euros and US dollars.

The FCD+ stock remains good, so follow this link about ordering details, or to order right now here’s a direct link straight to the shopping cart.

Many thanks, Howard

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Back from Dayton! (And a Raspberry Pi update)

Folks

I’ve just returned from this year’s Dayton Hamvention, and met up with some folks from Virginia Tech who are successfully using the FCD+ with the Raspberry Pi. Briefly, they are using their RPi’s to allow remote reception from LF to 2GHz. They’re using a recent Raspian Wheezy image together with some code to stream the full 192kHz span over UDP (I guess similar to the code that I wrote recently for OpenWRT & the FCD+ together with GnuRadio), plus a version of Alex Csete’s FCDCTL to remotely set the frequency.

Once I have more details I’ll post a how-to here. I’ve long been convinced that the RPi and the FCD/FCD+ are perfectly do-able, but I had difficulties with earlier Raspian Wheezy releases and its USB stack as well as the use of Qt to control the FCD/FCD+ on the RPi, so I’d been waiting for a more stable software platform which it looks like we now have.

The FCD+ stock is still good so follow this link about ordering details, or to order right now here’s a direct link straight to the shopping cart.

Many thanks, Howard

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Dayton 2013

Folks

I’ll be travelling to Dayton on Thursday 16 May and I return on Monday 20 May so orders placed during this time will be processed on Monday 20 May.

We continue to have a good inventory, follow this link about ordering details, or if you’re in a real hurry here’s a direct link straight to the shopping cart.

Many thanks, Howard

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