Gqrx is a software defined radio receiver powered by gnu radio and the qt gui toolkit. In the video he tests the reception of radio new zealand international rnzi. Feb 08, 2011 hello howard, i purchased the funcube dongle pro about 3 months ago, at the time it was the latest ver 1. If you have an older funcube dongle pro version preoctober 2012, then you can either run map65 v. Ive been spending a few hours playing around with a funcube dongle pro. One end has a usb connector to go to a computer, and the other end has an sma socket for an antenna or coax.
It covers lf, mf, hf, vhf, uhf and l band coverage is. As the use of sdrs grow, so does the list of possible applications. Nov 18, 20 with the settings described above, the funcube dongle pro plus should be about the same sensitivity able to decode jt65b signals about as well as your analog radio. Hello howard, i purchased the funcube dongle pro about 3 months ago, at the time it was the latest ver 1. Is there a version ready to be put in the download section.
Funcube dongle archives page 3 of 3 oz9aec website. By running both map65 and wsjt9 simultaneously, you now have an even better ability to decode signals on the frequency youre looking at. Apr 23, 20 download qthid funcube dongle controller for free. The dynamic range on the funcube pro plus is far greater than any 8bit dongle, as the fcd delivers a 24bit stream from the adc, which is reduced to 16 bits internally still twice the width of an 8bit dongle.
The secret to success using howard longs original funcube dongle pro is using free sdrdx software, a preamp, and a par notch filter to eliminate adjacent channel pager interference. I wouldnt even mind if it had a few quirks in it, since it seems to be still in beta. Theres no need for any driver updates, by design the funcube dongles have been designed to use drivers already shipped with the operating system, and. Ever since i got my funcube dongle pro last christmas it has been the main focus of my radio experimentation. I have used it on a number of computers including some quite old not very powerful machines and with different software applications primarily the sdrradio and hdsdr suites.
The file download from the yahoo funcube dongle pro plus group is memberonly and i havent. The funcube is a cubesat a low cost miniature 10 cm cube sized satellite which is intended mainly for educating young people about radio, space, physics and electronics, but has also piqued the interest of. You can download the paper experiments with a software defined radio telescope by dr david. It covers lf, mf, hf, vhf, uhf and l band coverage is 150khz240mhz and 420mhz to 1. Gnu radio is a free software development toolkit that provides the signal processing runtime and processing blocks to implement software radios using readilyavailable, lowcost external rf hardware and commodity processors. Continue reading ho68 cw beacon with funcube dongle and arrow. The dongle has a lna between the e4000 chip and the antenna connector. The center frequency of the funcube dongle can be set by software. Gnu radio applications are primarily written using the python programming language, while the. Using hdsdr with the funcube dongle page 3 in the files section of the funcube yahoo. Support for this device is enabled via the third party grfcdproplus gnu radio block, which must be installed after gnu radio but prior to grosmosdr. Insert the funcube dongle into the usbport from your computer. Jans post then goes over how to receive the funcube at a frequency of 145. Its a standard procedure first step before using funcube in linux environment.
This is the seventh satellite reception of a series recorded on monday, february 28, 2011 using the funcube dongle software defined radio receiver and the arrow ii handheld satellite antenna. Hdsdr is a freeware software defined radio sdr program for microsoft windows 2000xpvista7. Unfollow funcube dongle pro to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Funcube sdr dongle overview and first impressions ham. With the settings described above, the funcube dongle pro plus should be about the same sensitivity able to decode jt65b signals about as well as your analog radio. The funcube dongle fcd is a small software defined receiver sdr with a built. Gqrx is a software defined radio receiver for funcube dongle fcd, rtl2832ubased dvbt devices rtlsdr, universal software radio peripherals usrp and osmo sdr devices. Do you have any suggestions what would be the best software for this application. The big advantage of spectravue compared to other sdr software is that its simple in use and it has very good possibilities in showing extreme weak signals. In the paper dr david morgan of the british astronomical association radio astronomy group baarag describes how he used the funcube dongle as the heart of a radio telescope operating on 1420 mhz. The funcube dongle also has a sma antenna connector on the other end. It is a signed kit more information at the bottom of this page.
This is a minor upgrade to the kit posted on december 31st, 2019. Comparing the rtlsdr, funcube pro plus and sdrplay on moon bounceeme reception. There should be no notifications or warnings of any kind. It is not perfect, but it is pretty good and i am sure that more sdr software will support the tuning function in the future. Each satellite carrying a funcube payload has a dedicated dashboard and we have updated the one page summary funcube dashboard summary v 3 of those dashboards, their current version number and a dedicated download link. It is written using the hid api library and the qt gui toolkit.
This is how i got my funcube dongle fcd from here on in working under linux on a samsung n netbook pc using quisk sdr software. Jan 12, 20 if you have an older funcube dongle pro version preoctober 2012, then you can either run map65 v. Table 1 shows the performance of the dongle at some different settings. Jun 22, 20 ive been spending a few hours playing around with a funcube dongle pro. It was a little fiddly to initially set up but i have been impressed with its. In order to get one you had to be quick off the mark on ebay. There was a lot of excitement about this project a couple of years ago when it started. The satellite is ho68 xw1 and the recording was made in jo45kg during orbit 5791. Ive heard the original funcube dongle pro wont be available anymore. Jan first writes how the funcube dongle was originally invented as a low cost means of receiving the funcube satellite, but now there are the even lower cost rtlsdr dongles.
We have included the recommended warehouse settings for each satellite as well as the fcd centre frequency. To my disappointment the current version of cw skimmer 1. There is a lot of software that supports the funcube dongle. First of all insert the fcd into a usb port and determine that it is. With an sdr, many of the functions of a traditional hardwareonly radio are performed in software, such as demodulation, decoding and frequency conversion. Noaa19 apt recption using gnu radio and a funcube dongle. Mine works flawlessly and receives dozens of two meter repeaters 100 miles away. Sdrs and digital decoding from the radioreference wiki.
At this time i would have to say that the funcube dongle fcd is more of. The file download from the yahoo funcube dongle pro plus group is memberonly and i havent found anything on the internet so far. It is written using the qt sdk and is available for linux, windows and mac os x. Ill be away for a few days next week 19 august to 23 august, so as there will be a short delay in dispatch, im currently offering free shipping until i return if you place an order before i return. Find file copy path fetching contributors cannot retrieve contributors at this.
Yes, you need a pc as well and you do need to download a free program or two. A radio astronomy paper describes the use of the amsatuk funcube dongle software defined radio as part of a radio telescope. Be sure you use the following parameters then go to the funcube tab and enter the frequency. Is it possible to make this frequencies available somehow. You can check if you can access the receiver using command line as normal user. This lna allows a slightly better noise figure, but it degrades the dynamic range severely.
We have included the recommended warehouse settings for each satellite as well as the fcd centre. I have tried on and off since i purchased the above to get it working, without success i have reloaded the 18j firmware from you website and followed the instructions all loaded ok. One of the more esoteric uses for a funcube dongle. Dec 25, 20 this is the seventh satellite reception of a series recorded on monday, february 28, 2011 using the funcube dongle software defined radio receiver and the arrow ii handheld satellite antenna. Links to various decoding applications can be found in our hf software decoders and hf digital amateur radio pages. The quadrature sampling rate is at 96 khz with 80 khz useable. For software he uses linrad or gqrx as the receiver, and wsjtx or jtdx as the decoding software, all running.1638 516 1160 629 314 283 672 933 1306 935 1097 600 661 1095 26 140 785 1365 1132 484 243 706 1351 569 909 899 1622 459 589 397 1594 534 512 306 555 532 825 1400 311 829 987 1186 687