Dreamcatcher 3.05 is at the end of its life. It is being replaced by a lower-cost receiver which utilizes the ESP32-S2 wifi microcontroller from Espressif Systems. Dreamcatcher 3.05 is available at a reduced price of $49 until the existing inventory is sold out.
Dreamcatcher 3.05 is capable of transmitting and receiving across a frequency range of 85 - 6000 MHz. The combination of the RFFC5072 from Qorvo and SX1281 from Semtech allow for a wide range of amateur radio communications, including uplinking to QO-100 and terrestrial communications between two (or more) Dreamcatchers.
Although Dreamcatcher and the Skylark operating system will continue to receive the Othernet broadcast, all ongoing software development will focus on the receiver. Dreamcatcher 3.05 and Skylark will receive any new types of content as files-only.
For those who are interested, the full schematic of Dreamcatcher is available here.
The new receiver will be limited to reception at ~2400 MHz and will not run Linux. It will consist primarily of the ESP32-S2-WROVER module, Semtech SX1281, and 14V bias-tee to power an external LNB. Compared to Dreamcatcher 3.05, it will have limited functionality, but will be sufficient as a broadcast data receiver.