Amateur Data Radio Dreamcatcher v3.05

Amateur Data Radio Dreamcatcher v3.05

Amateur Data Radio Dreamcatcher v3.05

Regular price $ 79.00 Sale price $ 59.00

This product includes a single Dreamcatcher v3.05. An LNB is not included. 

The Dreamcatcher can transmit and receive from 85 MHz to 6000 MHz. Only licensed amateur radio operator should transmit with a Dreamcatcher. 

This device runs mainline Linux (Armbian) and includes an onboard LoRa transceiver. An integrated mixer and synthesizer allow LoRa modulation across a very wide frequency range. 

The Dreamcatcher chat application requires two Dreamcatchers. The chat application is fully open source and can be found below. 

https://github.com/Othernet-Project/dreamcatcher-chat

Instructions for installing the chat application are located in the ReadMe of the repo. This chat application is still a work in progress, but does mostly work. The one known bug, which terminates the application, is reception of garbled text (non-UTF-8) by a receiver. Sometimes the received packet is not what was originally transmitted. 

Features:
  • 1 GHz ARM processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Semtech SX1281 LoRa transceiver
  • WiFi USB dongle, capable of access point and client-modes
  • 13V/18V bias tee to power external amplifiers
  • Two microSD slots
  • Dedicated LEDs for packet reception, heartbeat, and power
  • 2.5 PPM high precision TCXO
  • Requires 5v/2A via microUSB power source (not included)
  • Dimensions 12 x 11.7 cm (4.7 x 4.6 in)

Kit Includes:

  • One Dreamcatcher v3.05 board 
  • EDUP USB WiFi dongle (Link)
  • 6-inch F-type-to-micro RF coaxial (u.fl/IPEX)
  • F-to-SMA adapter
  • NO INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN BOX

    Operating System Links (microSD card *not* included in kit):

    Armbian (based on Debian)

    A helpful community of people: http://forums.othernet.is/