AMSAT-SM compares FUNcube Dongle Pro+ and RTL SDR’s

FUNcube Dongle Pro+ Software Defined Radio

FUNcube Dongle Pro+ Software Defined Radio

AMSAT-SM has published a comparison of the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ and the RTL TV dongle based software defined radio.

The FCD Pro+ costs about 10 times the price of the RTL TV Dongle. While the FCD Pro+ has a far wider frequency coverage enabling reception of LF, MF and HF are there any other differences ?

Read the AMSAT-SM comparison in Google English at http://tinyurl.com/FUNcubeDongle-RTL-Comparison

The FUNcube Dongle (FCD) Software Defined Radio (SDR) was originally developed for educational outreach as part of the ground segment for the FUNcube satellite. A proportion of the sales of the FCD goes to support AMSAT-UK’s FUNcube satellite.

You can join the FCDProPlus Yahoo Group by following these steps:
• Send a blank email to fcdproplus-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk
• Yahoo will send you an email in response, you may need to check your SPAM folder
• Click on the link in the email, this will bring up a Yahoo page in your browser
• On the Yahoo page ignore the big Join link in the middle and click on the link at the bottom of the page instead, it says: “As an alternate option, you may join the mailing list instead.”
• You should then be a member of the group.

Some of the SDR decoding programs available include:
• SDR Sharp (SDR#) http://sdrsharp.com/
• SDR-Radio http://www.sdr-radio.com/
• HDSDR http://www.hdsdr.de/

FUNcube Dongle Pro+ LF/MF/HF/VHF/UHF Software Defined Radio Video
http://amsat-uk.org/2012/10/03/funcube-dongle-pro-plus-sdr-video/

FUNcube Dongle Pro+ http://www.FUNcubeDongle.com/

RTL TV Dongle SDR http://www.essexham.co.uk/news/realtek-sdr-pc-dongle-for-under-20-pounds.html