There will be two talks on the AMSAT-UK FUNcube Dongle VHF/UHF Software Defined Radio (SDR) at the BAA Radio Astronomy Group (RAG) meeting on Saturday, November 12 at 10:30am in The Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton, NN1 1LD.
• Tony Abbey will talk about his experiences of using the AMSAT-UK FUNcube Dongle – a software defined radio receiver. Subject to orbital timings, he will be demonstrating reception from a satellite as it passes overhead using a hand held antenna and laptop.
• Dr David Morgan will describe how the FUNcube Dongle raises the prospect of amateurs being able to put together a low-cost radio telescope.
Tickets for the main event are £15 (£12 for BAA members) to include tea, coffee and a buffet lunch, or £10/£7 without the lunch. To obtain a ticket see http://www.britastro.org/radio/
Meeting flyer and map http://www.britastro.org/radio/downloads/RAGGM_detailsv4.pdf
The impressive line-up of speakers can be seen at http://www.britastro.org/radio/
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Join the FUNcube Yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FUNcube
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