FUNcube Dongle as a Radio Telescope?

A Radio Astronomy paper describes the use of the AMSAT-UK FUNcube Dongle Software Defined Radio as part of a Radio Telescope.

In the paper Dr David Morgan of the British Astronomical Association Radio Astronomy Group (BAA-RAG) describes how he used the FUNcube Dongle as the heart of a Radio Telescope operating on 1420 MHz.

He concludes that “A newly available SDR component has been shown to be very capable of acting as the heart of a simple and inexpensive three component radio telescope.”.

You can download the paper ‘Experiments with a Software Defined Radio Telescope’ by Dr David Morgan at

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