This morning (10:55utc) during an almost perfect North --> South pass, 70 degrees max elevation, (using exactly the same station configuration as yesterday)
Funcube-1: - did not show any variations wrt polarization (was a lot yesterday), only slow fading in overall strenth - had weak downlink (SNR much lower as yesterday, could see it even on the SDR display only as of 16 degrees ele.)
-----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: PA3GUO
Using a 2x6 elements beam + pre-amp + an FCD, it is possible to decode packets down to just 0.7 degrees elevation. Rather impressive.
Also I noticed that if I have other CPU intensive SW running (HRD) at the same time, nothing is decoded. Visually it all looks the same on the FUNcube-1 Dashboard, signal strenghts etc., but somehow it needs maybe more PC resources (memory?) for the actual decoding, because as soon as I closed HRD incoming packets got decoded, while before none of them was.