[amsat-bb] RTL-SDR downlink

Greg Van Scott gregv at ccroanoke.com
Fri Jun 17 14:16:10 UTC 2016

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.  I figured a bunch had to have tried the same thing as me!  I have noted pretty much all of the drawbacks already mentioned (poor supression of strong signals…uplink wiping out downlink receiver etc.) Thankfully I am not in an RF rich environment, so I am going to continue to mess around and try some options.  I have to say, for a modest investment there are a lot of really good applications for this little receiver.  Nice way to experiment anyway.  Mine has the upconverter in it so I have HF/VHF/UHF.  Really handy little tool.  If nothing else I can have a visual on where the signals are during a satellite pass or can decode telemetry.  Thanks for all the input.  This is what I love about amateur radio!  Lots of really smart people out there that are willing to lend a hand.

Greg WZ2N

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