[amsat-bb] SDRPlay and Satellites

jbr13 at md.metrocast.net jbr13 at md.metrocast.net
Wed Jun 8 16:20:39 UTC 2016

Matt,  I am also using the SDRPlay for downlink along with a FT-817ND.  
It works great and seeing the downlink signals makes it very nice.  I 
also find it easy to maintain a centered freq. when you can see your own 
signal coming down if you run two antennas.  The only issues I have 
noticed are, one sunny days make it difficult to see the laptop screen, 
and two running a radio, computer and tracking with an Arrow antenna on 
a tripod take a little to get used to.  I really like seeing the 
signals, tracking satellites with the SDR Console software, and being 
able to record the qso's right in SDR Console.  Great stuff!


On 06-08-2016 11:32 AM, Matt Patterson wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've recently become interested again in working some of the
> satellites that are still operational.  Back when I was active 4-5
> years ago I was working FM only and now want to get back into it and
> try FO-29 and AO-7 as well.  I purchased a SDRPlay with the hopes of
> using it as the downlink receive and already have a Yaesu FT-857 (that
> I'll set to low power) or a cheap Chinese HT as my uplink depending on
> the satellite.  Are there any others out there who use the SDRPlay for
> this purpose?  I know Patrick (WD9EWK) has used one before and I have
> been corresponding with him via e-mail but was just curious if there
> were any others out there that do as well.
> 73 Matt
> W5LL
> EM23DP
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