Wednesday, May 09, 2012

FM on FO-29 amateur radio satellite

FM transmissions over the FO-29 amateur radio satellite captured using Funcube Dongle and Gqrx 2.0 software defined radio receiver. FO-29 is a satellite with a linear transponder intended for SSB and CW transmission and not FM. Sending FM over the satellite can cause damage over longer periods. The stations involved are probably not aware that they are coming over a satellite and this shows the importance of adhering to the band plans.

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