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FUNcube dongle and satellite update

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

It's been awhile since we've covered the FUNcube dongle, but their updated extended frequency coverage hardware and new software dashboard merits a new look. The FUNcube Dongle is an SDR device covering the 150kHz to 1.9GHz frequency range (with a gap in coverage between 240 MHz and 420 MHz). It...

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Posted in RF, SDR, software | 1 Comment »

Dongle Shootout: Funcube vs RTL SDR

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Kanal von MegaOscarVideos from Germany presents a two-part video comparision of the Funcube dongle and a RTL-SDR DVB-T dongle, in this case a Hama Nano version. The two devices are connected to the same antenna and using identical test systems from a geostationary INMARSAT satellite to compare received signal to...

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DCC 2011: FUNCube project development

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

The FUNcube Dongle is a SDR receiver on a USB dongle which currently sells for $125 GPB. It uses the same E4000 tuner found in the $20 RTL-SDR dongle we've posted about previously. The developer is Howard Long, G6VLB, who chronicled the FUNCube's development in the above video from the...

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