@youbecha To be very clear, this is not an SDR. We are using the SX1280 from Semtech. It’s a 2.4 GHz radio that can demodulate a LoRa carrier. Are you still interested in buying a board? If you aren’t interested in playing around with satellite reception, you will definitely not be happy with the purchase.
@Diggity Where in Canada are you? SES-2 does cover some of Canada, but SNR will be a lot lower than the US, so I can’t guarantee that you’ll be receiving files without issue. We will, however, be fiddling with spreading factors, so you’ll definitely receive something.
@oceandweller007 Weather will be among the first things to go back over the broadcast, but I suggest waiting until we are in more of a production more before buying a unit. Thanks for your interest, though.
@Solocircuit Thanks for the compliment! The purchase links will be sent out on Wednesday.
@Konrad_Roeder Regarding the coverage map you posted: I think that is for C-band. Also, we do not have a full Ku-transponder. It’s just a 1.6 MHz carrier, out of a total of 36 MHz on the transponder. A lot of the software was directly inherited from the L-band system, but of course this is a new system. But yes, you described it perfectly: As bugs are identified, no Skylark images will be released.
@Krautz I would really like to sell you a Dreamcatcher, but since there is not yet a signal over Europe, I don’t feel comfortable doing so.