OTA: LimeRFE, LimeNET CrowdCell Crowdfunding, Field Reports, and More

The crowdfunding campaign for the LimeRFE, a software-definable front-end module designed for use with LimeSDR hardware, has blown past its funding goal – with over a month left on the clock. Designed to be used with LimeSDR and LimeNET hardware, the LimeRFE is an open-hardware design with open-source software and…

OTA: QO-100 Field Report, DAB via ODR-mmBTools, the RadioInstigator, and More

The first of the LimeSDR Field Reports has been published, courtesy of community member Daniel Estévez: a look at his LimeSDR Mini-powered satellite ground station project. “My project uses a LimeSDR Mini as the basis for a ground-station for the amateur radio transponders on the geostationary satellite ‘Es’hail 2’ (known…

OTA: LimeSDR WSPR, Angle of Arrival Experiments, DSPs without Maths, and More

Community member Kiril Miloshev has been interviewed for the Lime Micro Community Hub, on his experiments with Weak Signal Propagation Reporting (WSPR) using the LimeSDR Mini. “Software defined radios got my attention as they are very universal, and you can do whatever you can imagine with them. Especially ones like…
Kiril Miloshev's WSPR Transmissions

OTA: LimeSNA, QO-100 Projects, a Self-Tuning Antenna, and More

Forum user Peter ‘nepe’ Kis has published a scalar network analyser (SNA), developed using the LimeSDR Mini, which displays its user interface in the user’s web browser: limeSNA. Based on the pyLMS7002Soapy example, Peter’s software has been tested with the LimeSDR Mini and should be compatible – or easily made…
Eric Sorensen's Magnetic Loop Antenna

OTA: LimeNET Micro Upgrades, Es’hail-2 Transmissions, and More

Backers of the LimeNET Micro are set to receive a boost in computing power and storage thanks to a last-minute switch in Raspberry Pi Compute Module model, while shipping has now been pushed to the end of March. “As you all know, there were quite a few changes to the…
LimeNET Micro Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+

OTA: Es’hail 2’s Amateur Transponder, Cellular Satcom, Magma, and More

The amateur transponder on board the Es’hail-2 satellite, launched back in November, has been activated and qualified as ready for amateur use – and use it amateurs most certainly are. Launched in November 2018 by Qatari communications company Es’hailSat, the Es’hail 2 satellite is located at 25.5 degrees East and…
Marty Wittrock's HF transmission measurements

OTA: MarconISSta Deinstalled, LimeSDR 35km Barefoot Transmission, RPi CNI, and More

The MarconISSta mission, which saw a LimeSDR and Raspberry Pi installed on the International Space Station (ISS), has successfully completed its first phase and has been safely deinstalled and stowed. “MarconISSta was deinstalled on Saturday, February 9th 2019, by NASA astronaut Anne McClain,” writes project lead Martin Buscher in what…
MarconISSta Phase 1 Waterfall

OTA: PiTop SDR Upgrade, Osmocom, srsLTE Updates, and More

A video demonstrating the integration of a LimeSDR Mini with the modular, Raspberry Pi-based PiTop laptop has been released – and all it took was a few laser-cut parts. “The PiTop is a rather cool modular laptop that you build yourself and which is based around the Raspberry Pi platform.

OTA: LimeSCAN Demo, GRCon18 Videos, Google Assistant via Ham, and More

The LimeNET Micro campaign has posted a demonstration of an alpha-status project dubbed LimeSCAN, taking advantage of the ability to run software defined radio and general purpose processing tasks on a single standalone unit to scan for radio spectrum usage data and share it via a private Ethereum blockchain. “The…