Funcube Dongle Pro+ Improved Version 150KHz to 1900MHz


As part of AMSAT-UK’s FUNcube satellite project, the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ is the “ground segment”, or a radio receiver designed to allow anyone to try their hand at reception of satellites like FUNcube anywhere on Earth as part of a global educational collaboration project collecting information from space. The FUNcube Dongle Pro+ isn’t just an enhancement it’s a total re-design from the ground up.



The new FUNcube Dongle Pro+ plugs into your computer’s USB port. It’s compatible with many radio reception programs like Rocky, M0KGK, Spectravue and LinRad. The FUNcube Dongle also works with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 both x86 and x64. In addition, it is compatible with Linux and MacOS as it uses standard USB drivers already integrated into the operating system.


The new Pro+ gives unlimited access to the frequency range 150kHz to 1900MHz. (250-410MHz omitted). It’s also all-mode: this means that it’s not just limited to narrow band FM reception. As well to data, the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ will also receive many other narrow band signals including AM, FM and SSB. It now has amazing performance on 2 m & 70 cm thanks to high performance (and expensive SAW filters fitted on board).



To give you a flavour, the new FCD has well over twice as many parts in its bill of materials,(240 discreet components in fact!). To cater for this the board is now a six-layer design (the original FCD was only double-sided). to fit these extra pars in, they are soldered on both sides of the PCB. There are no fewer than eleven discrete front-end preselection filters, including some serious SAW filters specifically chosen for the 2 m and 70 cm amateur bands. but that’s just the start.



Guaranteed Frequency Range 150kHz to 240MHz and 420MHz to 1.9GHz
Typical Frequency Coverage 150kHz to 260MHz and 410MHz to 2.05GHz
Extremely Simple Hardware Setup Just two connections, an “in” and an “out”

Standard SMA female antenna port

USB 1 x type A male connection

Eleven Discrete Hardware Front End Filters Including 6MHz 3dB bandwidth (10MHz at -40dB) SAW filter for the 2m band.

20MHz 3dB bandwidth (42MHz at -40dB) SAW filter for the 70cm band

Third- and fifth-order LC bandpass filters for other bands

Typical Noise Figures 50MHz 2.5dB

145MHz 3.5dB

435MHz 3.5dB

1296MHz 5.5dB

Typical NFM 12dB SINAD Measurements 145MHz 0.15uV

435MHz 0.15uV




Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg