Beta Version of SimpleSat Software Available

The SimpleSat Look Down program is designed for demonstrating satellite operation. It is also useful in educational environments. It is designed for ease of use and is not a full featured tracking program like the very capable SatPC32.

Tom Doyle W9KE wrote it as a Windows 8 Metro application so the Windows 7 version has the look and feel of a Metro app. It also runs on Windows XP but your results may vary.

Tom has produced this demonstration video of the software.

Watch – SimpleSat Look Down – best viewed full screen HD

Download SimpleSat Look Down from http://www.tomdoyle.org/SimpleSatLookDown/

Receiving PRISM CW satellite beacon with FUNcube Dongle Pro

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This video demonstrates the AMSAT-UK FUNcube dongle pro receiving
CW signals from PRISM.

The You Tube video has the following comment by the publisher

“I was only using a vertical VHF/UHF antenna hooked up to the FUNcube Dongle Pro. Software is SDR-Radio and HRD Satellite Tracker, both by Simon HB9DRV”

You can purchase the FUNcube dongle pro HERE