FUNcube-1 is go for LAUNCH! FUNcube Dongle SDR – FunSDR by I2PHD – FDM-S1 by Elad

Topics! breaking news: FUNcube-1 by AMSAT-UK’s  is GO FOR LAUNCH! / FUNcube Dongle Pro 64MHz to 1.7GHz  SDR Receiver / New FunSDR software coming by Alberto, I2PHD (source sdritalia) / New FDM-S1 FPGA based by ELAD S.r.l available in March 2012 (source woodboxradio)

The FUNcube-1 micro-satellite (CubeSat standard size) will carry a UHF to VHF linear transponder that will have approx 500mW PEP output and which can be used by Radio Amateurs worldwide for SSB and CW communications. -

Link to: AMSAT-UK’s  FUNcube          Download the JPG FUNcube is Go for Launch!

AMSAT-UK  is working on this new amateur satellite project: FUNcube-1 is a complete educational single CubeSat project with the goal of enthusing and educating young people about radio, space, physics and electronics, will be launched with a number of other spacecraft from a DNEPR rocket sometime in the third quarter of 2012.

FUNcube Dongle Pro or “FCD” is a SDR Receiver! – The Pro version gives unlimited access to the frequency range 64MHz to 1.7GHz (1.1GHz – 1.27GHz omitted) – Similar to USB TV Dongle, the FUNcube Dongle simple fits into your computer’s USB port. It’s compatible with many radio reception programs … like the future FunSDR write by I2PHD (see below!) and it is uses standard USB drivers already integrated into the operating system! (…No drivers required!)

FUNcube Dongle Pro Prices: (for EC buyers Inc VAT at 20%): abaut £134.60/£137.22 inc. shipping!

Link to: FUN Cube Dongle official website       FUNcube Yahoo group

FunSDR Software (in development) – The new software FunSDR which is working I2PHD, Alberto is (probably..) expected soon!  – A few days ago was released the GUI Ver.1.0 beta 1- (note the nixie counter, very fine… like a vintage style) – Features are tailored to operation on VHF, UHF and Microwave  frequencies with the FUNcube Dongle SDR Raceiver range.

As is known, I2PHD, is a genius in developing the software! The Winrad written by Alberto is a free software pioneering for the SDR radio applications. – The WRplus by Sandro Sfregola is a Software Defined Radio program derived from the base code of  Winrad. << Click to enlarge the Screen shot GUI Ver.1.0 beta 1 

Link to: The Weaksignals page of Alberto, I2PHD

FDM-S1 is an analog to digital conversion board, FPGA-based developed by ELAD S.r.l. made in Italy… wow! – The Preliminary Spec. and Special Price (EN/IT) by Link to:  WoodBoxRadio – (Italy) 

Anteprima: FDM-S1 hardware: Campionatore ADC 14bit – 61,44MHz – Campionamento diretto da 80kHz – 30MHz – Ingresso adatto fino a  200MHz* per Undersampling ( *Richiede filtri d’ingresso opzionali) Uscita su USB a 192kHz I&Q e altro! – SW1 Software: Ricezione AM CW SSB FM Stereo e DRM  integrati – Tripla barra di sintonia (patent pending) – Doppio Filtro Notch e Filtro DSP variabili  – Registrazione e riascolto dei 192kHz campionati e altro!

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