Checking out this fantastic USB-sized radio shack called “FunCube Dongle” that plugs into an antenna and provides much of the functionality of a stack of expensive radio hardware from even a few years ago. This stick was created by a UK company as part of a drive to turn every amateur with a random antenna and PC into a mini-ground station for picking up amateur satellite data. Plus the software to read the data collected is open-source too. See more here… Will post more when it arrives!

Checking out this fantastic USB-sized radio shack called “FunCube Dongle” that plugs into an antenna and provides much of the functionality of a stack of expensive radio hardware from even a few years ago. This stick was created by a UK company as part of a drive to turn every amateur with a random antenna and PC into a mini-ground station for picking up amateur satellite data. Plus the software to read the data collected is open-source too. See more here… Will post more when it arrives!