Amateur radio, RF design, electronics, uC, software, hacks, technology
The FO-29 satellite is active with a linear transponder. OZ9AEC has posted a nice video over at Youtube where he demonstrates the use of Funcube dongle and GNURADIO for acquiring and demodulating the signal from the satellite.
Many radio amateurs find it difficult to find the real-time operational status of amateur satellites. The AMSAT website is not very good at showing real-time status in my personal opinion. If you have been looking for a way of finding the status of the birds like me, head over to http://oscar.dcarr.org/ for a real-time status [...]