We are a small school in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, far enough away from the
volcanic eruption to be safe. We have an aerospace class and club that is
upgrading a satellite ground station.
50 Ohm System
Computer with Windows 11
UHF & VHF Antennas (AMSAT combo)
Delta Fox Controller
We expect to be monitoring and perhaps contacting satellites in LEO via UHF
We are looking for a recommendation for SDR. Previously, we have used the
inexpensive RTL-SDR dongles, but with marginal success.
We feel that it is really necessary to have an SDR with SDR# compatibility.
We may also need one that can transmit, not only receive. Our nominal price
range is under $500.
We have been considering the following:
Airspy R2 SDR
2021 PLUTO+ SDR AD9363 2T2R
However, we would definitely consider any others.
We would be grateful for any advice for anecdotes from experienced
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