[amsat-bb] Best SDR for satellite reception

Andrew Rich vk4tec at internode.on.net
Mon Aug 14 19:05:55 UTC 2017

RTL-SDR - $30 8 bits 2 MHz sample subject to overload 
HackRF $280 - birdies but can TX and RX 10 MHz to 6 GHz - good for GNU Radio Playing 12 bits 20 MHz
SDR Play - $300 - Nice lots of filters a good allrounder - 
Airspy Mini - $200 Nice and compact medium perfromer
FCD Plus - $300 a winner on 2 meters and 70 centimetres

I would love to get my hands on a commercial SDR 


> On 15 Aug 2017, at 4:53 am, Rick Walter <wb3csy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great response Patrick. We all know you get what you pay for. Please continue telling us about your evaluations and experiences. I highly value your opinion and observations. I have a FCD Pro +, a SDR Play as well as the special dongle to receive the Outernet from the geosynchronous bird, and another dongle I currently use to send realtime Flight Aware data from my location. Keep up the good work. Please continue to share your valuable information, Patrick. 
> 73,
> Rick - WB3CSY
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