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Today's Topics:

   1. Saving sat QSO recordings from websites - software?
      (Philip Jenkins)
   2. Re: Saving sat QSO recordings from websites - software?
      (Paul Stoetzer)
   3. Re: Saving sat QSO recordings from websites - software?
      (Nick Hart)
   4. Re: QIKcom-1: SatNOGS and Listening (Robert Bruninga)
   5. Re: Best TNC For Satellite Use? (Chris Thompson)
   6. Re: Saving sat QSO recordings from websites - software?
      (Philip Jenkins)
   7. Re: Getting Ready for Fox-1D (Pedro Converso)
   8. D-Star One CubeSat launch slated for Feb 1 (M5AKA)
   9. SDR radio (radiomb)
  10. SDR Radio (Donald Olson)
  11. Re: SDR radio (Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK))
  12. Re: SDR radio (Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK))
  13. Re: SDR radio (Brad Brooks)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:48:18 -0500
From: Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip@xxxxx.xxx>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Saving sat QSO recordings from websites -
software?
Message-ID:
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Hi all

I'm doing (at least) three more satellite presentations ( and hopefully
demos) this spring for ham clubs in the western NC region.

I normally play a couple of K8YSE's sat QSOs from his website when I have
internet access at the presentations.

However, I may not have internet access at two presentations this year, so
I'm wondering what software - or methods - I might use to "capture" K8YSE's
MP3 files  from his website (or satellite pass recordings from others) and
save them (in whatever format) on my PC so that I don't need internet
access.

This would also come in handy for hamfest tables, so prospective AMSAT'ers
can actually hear what both FM and analog QSOs sound like.

Thanks!

Philip N4HF


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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:12:14 -0500
From: Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxx.xxx>
To: Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip@xxxxx.xxx>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Saving sat QSO recordings from websites -
software?
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

All you need to do is right-click and click save as. The links on his
website are just direct links to MP3 files.

And, it's just a pet peeve of mine, but any SSB or FM voice QSO is "analog."

73,

Paul, N8HM

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 12:48 PM, Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip@xxxxx.xxx>
wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I'm doing (at least) three more satellite presentations ( and hopefully
> demos) this spring for ham clubs in the western NC region.
>
> I normally play a couple of K8YSE's sat QSOs from his website when I have
> internet access at the presentations.
>
> However, I may not have internet access at two presentations this year, so
> I'm wondering what software - or methods - I might use to "capture" K8YSE's
> MP3 files  from his website (or satellite pass recordings from others) and
> save them (in whatever format) on my PC so that I don't need internet
> access.
>
> This would also come in handy for hamfest tables, so prospective AMSAT'ers
> can actually hear what both FM and analog QSOs sound like.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Philip N4HF
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@xxxxx.xxx. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
AMSAT-NA.
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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:27:31 -0800
From: "Nick Hart" <nickhart@xxx.xxx>
To: Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip@xxxxx.xxx>, AMSAT BB
<amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Saving sat QSO recordings from websites -
software?
Message-ID: <941waJsAf1488S08.1515608851@xxxxx.xxx.xxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

I'm not sure what sort of computer you may be using.  But, if you are on a
windows machine, for example, you should be able to right-click on the file
link of interest, and save a local copy to your machine.

As an example:
http://www.papays.com/sat/general.html is the page I'm seeing.  Is that that
one you're using?

The first link:

XW-2D_23Nov2017_225420z.mp3 5K0T signing off at less than 1 degree on his end
(with joy)

The XW-2D_23Nov2017_225420z.mp3 part is an active link.  If you right click,
you can select "Save Link As" and choose where you want to save the new file
on your computer.

Hope it helps.


------ Original Message ------
Received: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:07:47 AM PST
From: Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip@xxxxx.xxx>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Saving sat QSO recordings from websites - software?

Hi all

I'm doing (at least) three more satellite presentations ( and hopefully
demos) this spring for ham clubs in the western NC region.

I normally play a couple of K8YSE's sat QSOs from his website when I have
internet access at the presentations.

However, I may not have internet access at two presentations this year, so
I'm wondering what software - or methods - I might use to "capture" K8YSE's
MP3 files  from his website (or satellite pass recordings from others) and
save them (in whatever format) on my PC so that I don't need internet
access.

This would also come in handy for hamfest tables, so prospective AMSAT'ers
can actually hear what both FM and analog QSOs sound like.

Thanks!

Philip N4HF
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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:30:19 -0500
From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga@xxxx.xxx>
To: amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx
Cc: Malcolm Beckett <macbeck22@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] QIKcom-1: SatNOGS and Listening
Message-ID: <bb58fba9ae63b5772a92e2c8d0f72fa4@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Listening for QIKCOM-1:  Just to be sure.  If the antennas were not
released by the host, then no one will be able to decode it but we are
HOPING that someone can hear it responding by EAR.  That is, put your
receiver in SSB mode and listen carefully by ear.  Then ping it with as
much AX.25 FM power as you can.  No more often than every 12 seconds, since
it has a DUPE filter of 10 seconds.



Then see if you can hear a correlation 1 second avfter each uplink for a
possible digipeat?



Bob



*From:* Scott [mailto:scott23192@xxxxx.xxxx
*Sent:* Wednesday, January 10, 2018 10:08 AM
*To:* Robert Bruninga <bruninga@xxxx.xxx>; Malcolm Beckett <
macbeck22@xxxxx.xxx>
*Cc:* Robert Bruninga <bruninga@xxxx.xxx>
*Subject:* Re: QIKcom-1: SatNOGS



Greetings Bob, it?s been a while since we spoke.  Perhaps ?Outernet? was
the subject previously.



Yes, Malcolm was kind enough to refer me to recordings from a number of
diverse receiver sources last night and I only found one with actual
packets ? which decoded to be digipeats through PSAT.



Additionally, I had a nice overhead pass of QIKcom-1 last night and as I?ve
done many times before, tried to exchange APRS packets with it at up to 50w
thru a RHCP yagi gain antenna (X-Quad).  No replies were heard,
unfortunately.



73!



-Scott,  K4KDR




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*From:* Robert Bruninga <bruninga@xxxx.xxx>

*Sent:* Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:53 AM

*To:* Malcolm Beckett <macbeck22@xxxxx.xxx> ; Scott <scott23192@xxxxx.xxx>

*Cc:* Robert Bruninga <bruninga@xxxx.xxx>

*Subject:* RE: QIKcom-1: SatNOGS



Thanks!

Data number 59348 makes sense.  At first I was totally confused by the
continuous tone traks aAND the fact that they followed Doppler.  Meaning
they must be coming from the spacecraft.



Then I realized that maybe the receiver is Doppler trakcing and so any
fixed tone in the passband would then appear to follow Doppler when in fact
it was constant.  So, now that I ignore those, I can see the packets.



Bob





*From:* Malcolm Beckett [mailto:macbeck22@xxxxx.xxxx
*Sent:* Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:39 AM
*To:* Robert Bruninga <bruninga@xxxx.xxx>; Scott <scott23192@xxxxx.xxx>
*Subject:* Re: QIKcom-1: SatNOGS



Bob,



For reference, here's some NO-84 passes:
https://network.satnogs.org/observations/?norad=40654



However, the visual appearance will vary based on gain and station
configuration.  The SatNOGS team responded this morning and eliminated all
of the observations I'd found.  The weak signals appear to be NO-84 off the
back of directional antennas.  A few decodes from NO-84 and one terrestrial
station.



I've copied Scott Chapman, K4KDR, as he tried last night with negative
results.  My station is portable but relatively robust.  As time and
weather permit, I may find some acceptable passes and try to warm it up a
little!



Have a great day,



Malcolm







On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 9:24 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga@xxxx.xxx> wrote:

Yes, that is going to be a problem.  They are both on the same frequency
along with PCSAT NO44, and so one has to ignor any passes when both are in
view.

I still think the best test is to be pinging it once every 12 seconds and
see if there are any responses.  That will be proof.



I have not looked at waterfalls before of a good packet, so I don?t know
what to expect.  Maybe you could capture a waterfall on a strong pass of
NO84 and lets nail down an example of a good pass.



Bob

WB4APR


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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:07:20 +0100
From: Chris Thompson <g0kla@xxxx.xxx>
To: Paul - K6HR <paul.hamradio@xxxxxxx.xxx>
Cc: amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Best TNC For Satellite Use?
Message-ID:
<CAJOf0+v8U4vRv+pLT98ndmPu11iOwkr1PT2csRicKYLwNXFkuQ@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Paul,

WISP will run under Windows 7.  It has some quirks but it is good
software.  Shout it you need help setting it up.

I'm using an old DPK-9600 TNC and it works well.  The TNC needs to support
9600 baud GMSK.  I don't know if that means all will work.  I had to fiddle
with it a bit to get it setup.  It was not quite plug and play, but not far
from it.

That said, there are software only solutions, so if you do not already have
a TNC collecting dust on a shelf (as I did) you might want to use
software.  There is advice here: http://www.qsl.net/py4zbz/falconsat.htm
which is very clear once you run google translate on the page.

Chris

Chris

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Paul - K6HR <paul.hamradio@xxxxxxx.xxx>
wrote:

>
> Hello!
>
> What TNC are folks using these days to work FalconSat 9600 baud?
> I see Symek is no longer in business. Are there any recommendations or will
> any 9600 baud TNC suffice?
>
> I'm also wondering if my registered copy of WiSP will run under Windows 7?
>
> Paul Delaney - K6HR
> paul.hamradio@xxxxxxx.xxx
> http://gw.k6hr.ampr.org:8080/index.php
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
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> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> expressed
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--
Chris E. Thompson
chrisethompson@xxxxx.xxx
g0kla@xxxx.xxx


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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:32:01 -0500
From: Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip@xxxxx.xxx>
To: Nick Hart <nickhart@xxx.xxx>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Saving sat QSO recordings from websites -
software?
Message-ID:
<CAGdEbNZjDNbN0yRdoV+meEbZsGF4y72ksc_8T-Uo9=-+eNHh+g@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Thanks to Nick and Paul...that was WAY too easy.

I had seen the "Save Link As..."  when right clicking, but I thought it
would merely save *the URL* somewhere, not the actual audio file itself.

73 all!

Philip N4HF

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 1:27 PM, Nick Hart <nickhart@xxx.xxx> wrote:

> I'm not sure what sort of computer you may be using.  But, if you are on a
> windows machine, for example, you should be able to right-click on the file
> link of interest, and save a local copy to your machine.
>
> As an example:
> http://www.papays.com/sat/general.html is the page I'm seeing.  Is that
> that
> one you're using?
>
> The first link:
>
> XW-2D_23Nov2017_225420z.mp3 5K0T signing off at less than 1 degree on his
> end
> (with joy)
>
> The XW-2D_23Nov2017_225420z.mp3 part is an active link.  If you right
> click,
> you can select "Save Link As" and choose where you want to save the new
> file
> on your computer.
>
> Hope it helps.
>
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> Received: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:07:47 AM PST
> From: Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip@xxxxx.xxx>
> To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Saving sat QSO recordings from websites - software?
>
> Hi all
>
> I'm doing (at least) three more satellite presentations ( and hopefully
> demos) this spring for ham clubs in the western NC region.
>
> I normally play a couple of K8YSE's sat QSOs from his website when I have
> internet access at the presentations.
>
> However, I may not have internet access at two presentations this year, so
> I'm wondering what software - or methods - I might use to "capture" K8YSE's
> MP3 files  from his website (or satellite pass recordings from others) and
> save them (in whatever format) on my PC so that I don't need internet
> access.
>
> This would also come in handy for hamfest tables, so prospective AMSAT'ers
> can actually hear what both FM and analog QSOs sound like.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Philip N4HF
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@xxxxx.xxx. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> expressed
> are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of
> AMSAT-NA.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
>
>
>


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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:24:01 -0300
From: Pedro Converso <pconver@xxxxx.xxx>
To: Scott <scott23192@xxxxx.xxx>
Cc: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Getting Ready for Fox-1D
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Hi Scott,

Try with following TLEs:

FOX1D
1 99934U 180001D  18012.17965046  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 1    19
2 99934  97.5670  73.8289 0005699 284.7026 298.7182 15.21980622999904

Passes & freqs at http://amsat.org.ar/pass?satx=fox1d

Wishing successful launch of FOX-1D !!

73, LU7ABF, Pedro

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 1:36 PM, Scott <scott23192@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:

> Thanks for all the pre-launch info!
>
> I'm sure it's operator error, but I have not been able to get Orbitron to
> recognize those preliminary TLE's.
>
> Some of the digit positions (number of digits in certain fields) look
> different from all the other TLE's that are recognized.  Thanks in advance
> if anyone can let me know how to clean up those pre-launch TLE's to work in
> Orbitron.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Scott,  K4KDR
>
>
> ==========================================
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Paul Stoetzer
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 8:41 PM
> To: AMSAT BB
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Getting Ready for Fox-1D
>
> For those that prefer a hardcopy format, here is a link to a PDF
> version of "Getting Ready for Fox-1D."
>
> https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/
> Getting-Ready-for-Fox-1D.pdf
>
> 73,
>
> Paul, N8HM
>
> ==========================================
>
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 6:40 PM, Paul Stoetzer <n8hm@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>
>> AMSAT?s next Fox-1 satellite, Fox-1D, is scheduled for launch at 03:58
>> UTC on January 12, 2018 (10:58pm EST on Thursday, January 11th) from
>> Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. Further information
>> about the launch and the satellite's early operations, including
>> preliminary TLEs and FoxTelem settings suggestions, can be found at
>> https://www.amsat.org/getting-ready-for-fox-1d/
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
>> Executive Vice President
>> Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
>>
>
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> expressed
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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:03:09 +0000 (UTC)
From: M5AKA <m5aka@xxxxx.xx.xx>
To: AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] D-Star One CubeSat launch slated for Feb 1
Message-ID: <493962354.1145245.1515614589801@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

BBC TV to show Michael Portillo 5.6 GHz moonbounce Friday January 12
https://amsat-uk.org/2018/01/06/bbc-tv-to-show-michael-portillo-moonbounce/

D-Star One project @xxxxxxxxxxxxx plans to launch their CubeSat on a
Soyuz-2/Fregat on February 1, 2018 from Vostochny
http://www.orbitalsystems.de/d-star-one-second-birth/

FM transponder CubeSats PicSat and Fox-1D launch 0359 UT on Friday, January
12 from Sriharikota
https://www.amsat.org/getting-ready-for-fox-1d/

The TY2, TY3, TY4, TY5, 6U CubeSats are expected to launch on January 17
from Jiuquan on a CZ-11. Developed by the Hunan Amateur Radio Society the
satellites carry payloads operating in the 5650 and 5830 MHz bands. The 5
GHz frequencies are:
Downlink 5833.000 MHz(TY2) 5836.000 MHz(TY3) 5839.000 MHz(TY4) 5842.00 0
MHz(TY5)
Uplink 5653.000 MHz(TY2) 5656.000 MHz(TY3) 5659.000? MHz(TY4) 5665.000
MHz(TY5)
Information on other frequencies is at
http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=556

December issue of free Weather Satellite magazine GEO Quarterly available
for download
https://amsat-uk.org/2017/12/11/geo-quarterly-magazine/


Trevor M5AKA
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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:41:25 +0000 (UTC)
From: radiomb <radiomb@xxxxxxxxx.xxx>
To: Amsat BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] SDR radio
Message-ID: <1217865262.674645.1515620485774@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

? What is a good SDR radio? Does not have to be top dog. But would?like?one
that works well. I plan to use it some for satellite communication but
mainly for coping weather satellite?images. ?Thanks73 Mike? K4MIA


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Message: 10
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:04:44 +0000 (UTC)
From: Donald Olson <olsonda1@xxxxx.xxx>
To: "AMSAT-BB@xxxxx.xxxx <AMSAT-BB@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: [amsat-bb] SDR Radio
Message-ID: <608650403.693507.1515621884983@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Been using the SDRPlay2 on a couple of computers and an Android tablet.?
Several pieces of software out there for it.? Have not done satellites yet.
HF and VHF only, but the receiver goes up to 2 GHz.? As always, the key is
having an appropriate antenna for the need.? Cost about US$150 at HRO.? Has
two SMA connectors as well as wire connections and Amazon has a package of
SMA adapters to several connectors for about US$22.?

Don Olson,WA5W



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Message: 11
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:21:13 +0000
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx>
To: radiomb <radiomb@xxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Cc: Amsat BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SDR radio
Message-ID:
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Mike,

There are some options that won't break the bank. I have used
the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ and the different SDRplay receivers
(RSP1 for a couple of years, RSP2, and now an RSP1A) for working
satellites. These are all decent receivers, and I use them
with the inexpensive 8- to 11-inch Windows tablets, so I have
access to more software than I would using an Android device.

The FUNcube Dongle Pro+ is available through its UK-based
manufacturer's web site http://www.funcubedongle.com/ . The
SDRplay receivers are sold in the US by HRO. The FUNcube
Dongle Pro+ can be used directly with the FoxTelem software
for AMSAT's Fox-1 satellites and the various AMSAT-UK
FUNcube satellites including AO-73, but the SDRplay receivers
can handle a larger bandwidth (up to 10 MHz) than the FUNcube
Dongle Pro+ (up to 192 kHz). I have been using the SDRplay
RSP1 for a couple of years, and have just picked up its
replacement RSP1A.

Good luck, and 73!





Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK





On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 9:41 PM, radiomb <radiomb@xxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:

>   What is a good SDR radio? Does not have to be top dog. But
> would like one that works well. I plan to use it some for satellite
> communication but mainly for coping weather satellite images.  Thanks73
> Mike  K4MIA
> _______________________________________________
> Sent via AMSAT-BB@xxxxx.xxx. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
> to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions
> expressed
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> AMSAT-NA.
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Message: 12
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:56:06 +0000
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx>
To: Brad Brooks <brad.wf7t@xxxxx.xxx>, AMSAT <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SDR radio
Message-ID:
<CAN6TEUf6cVsrAjGPqxdxFauiTzSy1a5JvvebHJekBeOOZQJabQ@xxxx.xxxxx.xxx>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Hi Brad!

Have you used the DXPatrol receiver for working amateur
satellites? I haven't worked anyone who has used it for the
downlink side of their station, nor have I tried one, so
I didn't list it in my earlier message. Besides the FUNcube
Dongle Pro+ and various SDRplay receivers I mentioned in
my earlier e-mail, I have also tried some of the RTL dongles
in my satellite station. They were no good - no front-end
filtering, and they stopped receiving whenever I transmitted
with an HT or FT-817 on a different band than where I was
receiving. That's why I first went with a FUNcube dongle,
and later on the SDRplay units.

I went to the DXPatrol web site and downloaded its PDF
manual. It looks like an RTL dongle with an upconverter
for its coverage below 25 MHz. Its price is a little less
than the SDRplay RSP1A sold by HRO.

73!




Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK






On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:27 PM, Brad Brooks <brad.wf7t@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:

> Also, the DXPatrol Mk4 is an option. It is designed by CT1FFU and
> available in US from Vibroplex. 73 Brad WF7T
>
>


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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:27:48 -0600
From: Brad Brooks <brad.wf7t@xxxxx.xxx>
To: radiomb <radiomb@xxxxxxxxx.xxx>, amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx
Cc: Amsat BB <amsat-bb@xxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SDR radio
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Also, the DXPatrol Mk4 is an option. It is designed by CT1FFU and available
in US from Vibroplex. 73 Brad WF7T

On Jan 10, 2018, 4:21 PM -0600, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
<amsat-bb@xxxxxx.xxx>, wrote:
> Mike,
>
> There are some options that won't break the bank. I have used
> the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ and the different SDRplay receivers
> (RSP1 for a couple of years, RSP2, and now an RSP1A) for working
> satellites. These are all decent receivers, and I use them
> with the inexpensive 8- to 11-inch Windows tablets, so I have
> access to more software than I would using an Android device.
>
> The FUNcube Dongle Pro+ is available through its UK-based
> manufacturer's web site http://www.funcubedongle.com/ . The
> SDRplay receivers are sold in the US by HRO. The FUNcube
> Dongle Pro+ can be used directly with the FoxTelem software
> for AMSAT's Fox-1 satellites and the various AMSAT-UK
> FUNcube satellites including AO-73, but the SDRplay receivers
> can handle a larger bandwidth (up to 10 MHz) than the FUNcube
> Dongle Pro+ (up to 192 kHz). I have been using the SDRplay
> RSP1 for a couple of years, and have just picked up its
> replacement RSP1A.
>
> Good luck, and 73!
>
>
>
>
>
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> Twitter: @xxxxxx or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 9:41 PM, radiomb <radiomb@xxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>
> > What is a good SDR radio? Does not have to be top dog. But
> > would like one that works well. I plan to use it some for satellite
> > communication but mainly for coping weather satellite images. Thanks73
> > Mike K4MIA
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