After getting the OK to upload AO-73 telemetry after passes, instead of real-time uploading, I tried this tonight, during a high pass over central Arizona.
From my back yard, I used my Yaesu FT-817ND and SDRplay SDR receiver to work the transponder during this pass, both connected through a diplexer to my Elk Antennas handheld 2m/70cm log periodic. The SDRplay was feeding HDSDR, and I had HDSDR write an RF recording of the transponder and telemetry beacons.
I made two QSOs during the pass, working Christy KB6LTY in southern California and Brent VE5SWL in Saskatchewan. I also heard Endaf KG6FIY (also licensed in the UK as MW1BQO), but I wasn't able to complete a QSO with him. After the pass, I played the RF recording made by HDSDR through a virtual audio cable into the FUNcube Dashboard.
In the past, when using a FUNcube Dongle Pro+ to copy AO-73 telemetry and upload it to the FUNcube data warehouse in real time, I would be lucky to decode 3 or 4 packets while the transponder was active. This evening was a lot better:
I decoded 80 data frames!
I plan on doing this in the future, uploading any telemetry I receive after a pass, if I'm also working the transponder. It appears that HDSDR playing the telemetry data into the FUNcube Dashboard does a lot better. I ran HDSDR and the FUNcube Dashboard programs on a 10-inch Windows 10 tablet with 2 GB RAM.
I still like my FUNcube Dongle Pro+, and hope to set up an unattended station at home capable of copying telemetry from the FUNcube and Fox-1 satellites, using their respective software packages. When I'm looking to make QSOs on the transponders, or the FM repeater on AO-85, I like how the SDRplay has been performing. Since the FUNcube Dashboard and FoxTelem can't directly address the SDRplay, I will have to use a virtual audio cable from a program like HDSDR to feed the data into those packages, but it works well!