@amsatdl #amsat #Eshail2 just a sdr plugged into existing sky dish not moved just standard. Proof of concept @AmsatUK @amsat @qo100_sat pic.twitter.com/DEWfVZYG9M— Arow Antena (@arrowantenna) March 7, 2019
I installed sdrsharp on my laptop, tuned to around 739MHz.
I took one of the existing sky tv connections from the back of the sky box and gently inserted the core and held the edge of the connector to that of the funcube or airspy dongle for best (temporary) connection.
You can clearly see the signal is floating up and down, it's not stable, but you can easily understand and track the qso.
For those wanting to just have a quick go as proof of concept, this requires little to no skill or additional equipment. any sdr dongle will do. The better you can get the connector attached to the dongle the better the signal!
The 739 MHz is what the LNB Local oscillator creates and should be your starting point on the sdr frequency, you will need to tune up and down and find the top and bottom beacons.