The April edition of Practical Wireless magazine has a special treat for all satellite enthusiasts and VHF/UHF listeners - a two page article on the AMSAT-UK FUNcube Dongle radio. The FUNcube Dongle (FCD) Software Defined Radio (SDR) was developed as part of the AMSAT-UK FUNcube satellite project. It plugs into the USB port of your PC and although little bigger than a memory stick covers the range 64 - 1700MHz (Note: external antenna required). The FCD costs about £125 and a proportion of the price goes to support AMSAT-UK's FUNcube satellite. So far over 500 have been sold around the world. David Dix G8LZE bought his FCD in January from the second batch to be produced. Practical Wireless - FUNcube Dongle Article | Southgate Amateur Radio News Practical Wireless - FUNcube Dongle Article | Southgate Amateur Radio News
FUNcube FUNcube Over the past four years, a team of volunteer experts from AMSAT-UK, in collaboration with their colleagues in the Netherlands at AMSAT-NL have been working on a new amateur satellite concept -The FUNcube Project The initial plan was to design, build and launch a single spacecraft but further flight opportunities have become available over the past months and the project now comprises of the following missions: FUNcube-1 is a complete educational single CubeSat project with the goal of enthusing and educating young people about radio, space, physics and electronics. FUNcube-1, now registered as a Dutch spacecraft, was successfully launched from Russia on a DNEPR rocket on Nov 21st 2013 at 07:11:29 UTC and is performing well. More than 500 stations around the world are already receiving and decoding the telemetry and many schools are already involved. Details of current operations and the telemetry available from FUNcube-1 can be seen at www.warehouse.funcube.org.uk
Order your FUNcube Dongle Pro | FUNcube Dongle Folks, *** Currrently I am out of stock, although I am aware that Martin Lynch has inventory available: http://www.hamradio.co.uk/sdr-software-defined-radio-amsat-uk/funcube/amsat-uk-funcube-dongle-pd-4094.php *** For UK customers only: please note that from today (30 April 2012) Royal Mail have increased the cost of Special Delivery from £5.45 to £5.90. All other prices remain the same Order your FUNcube Dongle Pro | FUNcube Dongle
Software Defined Radio This site is devoted to the area of Software Defined Radio (SDR), more specifically, the "Softrock" series of technology sampler kits and the GenesisRadio.Com SDR transceiver. These kits are for working amateur radio HF receivers and transceivers. These kits have provided an economical, relatively risk-free, and exciting entry into the SDR tent. This site describes the kits and their availability and is intended to help newcomers who have absolutely no SDR experience ease into the topic with "Heathkit-Like" build instructions and easy-to-digest theory explanations. Frequently Asked Questions Softrock Software Defined Radio Homepage (www.wb5rvz.com) Softrock Software Defined Radio Homepage (www.wb5rvz.com)