Posts Tagged ‘satellite’

ProtoQube – PQ60 PocketQube Breakout board

Friday, February 27th, 2015

ProtoQube, a PocketQube PQ60 breakout and prototyping board by Ozqube: The ProtoQube board is a full breakout of the PQ60 PocketQube standard connector, combined with a small .1"(2.54mm) pitch prototyping area. The 20 breakout contacts on each side are .05" (1.27mm) pitch. The board itself is 42x42mm. This board doesn't...

Tags: ,
Posted in Prototypes | No Comments »

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...

Tags: ,
Posted in RF, SDR, software | 1 Comment »

DCC 2011 – PhoneSat: sub $10k spacecraft

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Mike Safyan is an amateur radio operator KJ6MVL who works at NASA. In this talk from the 2011 ARRL/TAPR DCC in Baltimore, Mike describes the PhoneSat project, whose goal is to produce a functioning satellite module for under $10,000. Picture a Nexus Android phone, Arduino and RF transmitter inside a...

Posted in Android, Arduino, RF, talks | 2 Comments »

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...

Tags: , ,
Posted in project logs, RF, SDR, talks | 13 Comments »

ARISSat-1/KEDR test transmissions planned from ISS July 30-31

Friday, July 29th, 2011

We know, we've been down this road before with the ARISSat-1, but this time they say it'll work. Test transmissions from ARISSat-1/KEDR are scheduled to begin four days prior to deployment at 19:15 UTC on July 30 and then continue until 1430 UTC on July 31. The satellite will be...

Tags: , ,
Posted in digital radio data, News, RF | No Comments »

qrpTracker: Arduino satellite tracker

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

VE9QRP has developed qrpTracker, a satellite tracking program that works on the Arduino platform. Based on the Plan-13 algorithm of James Miller, it can provide real-time satellite location and azimuth / elevation data and doppler shift tuning for up to fifteen satellites using a single ATMega328. With a small additional...

Tags: , ,
Posted in Arduino, code, how-to | 4 Comments »

UPDATE: ARISSat-1 deployment delayed until July

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

UPDATE: According to information posted on the website on February 13, 2011, the deployment of the ARISSAT-1 has been delayed until July, 2011. Project developers had originally announced that ARISSat-1 (f/k/a Suitsat-2), would be launched and transmitting by February 16, 2011! However, due to unforeseen problems, the actual deployment...

Tags: , ,
Posted in digital radio data, News, RF | 1 Comment »

Recent Comments

  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...