Since a few weeks i use the dashboard to get telemetry from the FUNCUBE-1.
The problem is that it is very hard to get the right signal to receive the telemetry.
I try to tune my receiver (Yaesu FT-817) by hand, by following the dopplershift.
But most of the time i don't receive anything .... wich can be very frustrating.
In the last 3 weeks, i have only got 4 frames wich were sent to the warehouse.
Is there something that i do wrong? I will explaine what i do, en what my setup here is:
To begin with the setup:
I use a Yaesu-FT-817, wich is connected to the soundcard of my computer with a stereo audiocable.
My antenna is a homebrew 2m/70cm socalled flowerpot antenne, wich is working quite well: i can receive the WX-sats with it as well. The antenne is about 6 metres from the ground, not very high though, but it works.
What i do to receive the FUNCUBE-1:
I use Orbitron to follow it. Once it is close enough, i start listening on 145.937, and as soon as i hear it, i start tuning with the dopplershift.
Problem is, i can tune what i want, but most of the time i do not reveive anything, or (like i allready explained) only e few frames.
*As i was writing this massage, i received the FUNCUBE within just 15 seconds !! A new record for me HI!! The dashboard sent 3 new frames to the warehouse.
What i want to know is: how can i increase the amount of frames ?? Is increasing the antenna hight good enough, or can i do something else to get more frames ?
I Always thought that it was right to go for the high pitch tone from the FUNCUBE, but today i found out that that is NOT the case.
Today i got the telemetry when i heard a low pitch in the FUNCUBE signal.
So, if there is anybody who can give me some ideas to get more frames, please let me know.