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Posted: 10/29/2013 6:08:02 AM EST
I mean I know it's a satellite and uses ham radio (which is why I'm posting here) but I can't seem to figure out what exactly it does besides interface with the ham's PC.

FUNcube
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 7:03:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2013 7:17:56 AM EST by KCGunnr]
FUNCube is a satellite that is getting launched into space

Inverting linear transponder:
Uplink 435.150 – 435.130 MHz
Downlink 145.950 – 145.970 MHz

Telemetry: 145.935 MHz BPSK

Or are you referring to FUNCube Dongle which is a LF to L band software-defined radio?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VifIK31LfcA#t=281
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:51:22 PM EST
I guess I should have been more specific.

I know that FUNCube is a satellite and that it has something to do with ham radio.

My question is what is its purpose? I've seen some mention of a data warehouse and a PC dongle and PC dashboard all associated with the satellite.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't most ham satellites just orbiting repeaters? I thought FUNcube was something different.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 5:08:28 AM EST
Maybe this doc will better explain.

"The primary mission is to provide downlink telemetry that can be easily received by schools and colleges for educational
outreach purposes.

The target audience is primarily students at both primary and secondary levels and the project includes the development
of a simple and cheap “ground station” operating on VHF frequencies in the Amateur Satellite Service"

The dongle is the receiver targeted at this audience as a low-cost means of receiving the telemetry from the warehouse aboard the sat.
The warehouse appears to house the data from the on-board experiments as well as files that can be uploaded to be shared.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 5:22:11 AM EST
Thanks!
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