FunCubeDongle

Talk about other SDR products like the FunCube, HackRF, BladeRF etc.
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KL2LR
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FunCubeDongle

Post by KL2LR » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:28 pm

I there a user group or forum anyone has used for the Fun Cube Dongle? :ugeek:

I know there are users on here that use the dongle. I'm just looking for some additional users.

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Re: FunCubeDongle

Post by hotpaw2 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:13 pm

I have a FunCube Dongle Pro+ that I acquired about 7 years ago.
According to http://www.funcubedongle.com/?page_id=1225 ,
FCDP+ units did seem to be still available for purchase earlier this year.
The basic API seems to be to use USB HID commands to set the frequency,
and then it shows up as a 192k USB stereo audio input for the IQ data.

But I don't use it much any more.
The SDRPlay RSP devices use a similar Mirics tuner/SDR chip,
and SDRPlay seems to (slowly) be providing a bit more current software updates,
rsp_tcp for Raspberry Pi's for instance.

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Re: FunCubeDongle

Post by KL2LR » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:58 pm

I do have one of the units. Now I want to try and use it with a couple of projects like the ones for the RTL-SDR. In particular I'm starting with the GPS project. My problem is getting the bias tee powered on. There seems to be a real shortage of information on the dongle and how to use it bias tee feature.

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Re: FunCubeDongle

Post by hotpaw2 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:48 am

This file in a GitHub repo:
https://github.com/dl1ksv/gr-fcdproplus ... b/fcdcmd.h
seems to define a USB HID value to control the fcdpp bias tee.

What OS are you using? There seem to be some Raspberry Pi tutorials on using libhid to program HID peripherals.

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Re: FunCubeDongle

Post by KL2LR » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:32 pm

For now I am using W10. I'm working on getting the system working for the Windows version of FoxTelm and need the biastee on among other things. Also hoping to be able to do the GPS project from the rtl-sdr book that requires the bias tee to power the gps antenna. These will be couple of show and tell uses for my daughter's science class. What greater way to show real life communications with a satellite to a class.

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