Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB7TBT, May 23, 2021.
Ham Radio - Receiving NOAA weather sats without a radio.
This is fun. Even works with cheap sdr and a simple homebrew v-pole antenna. A QFH antenna will allow reception of the satellite from horizon to horizon. Things like this and the gift of an SDR are what got me back into radio. This month I have started receiving and decoding transmissions from L band Inmarsat and Iridium satellites using a patch antenna. May want to check that out as well. Thanks so much for posting and stay curious!
Thanks for posting..
Optionally, for those ops that want to use their HTs and mobile radios to receive the NOAA 15,17, and 19 APT sats directly, they can feed the audio in to their home pc's and use the program "WXtoIMG (Wx to Image). A note on "updating the sat tracking math".. aka Two Line Keplerian Elements or "Keps".. 73, n6spp-cm98
A Big Big TU, good stuff, W3QJ
As always , learning something interesting from you . -4s7ab Kamal/Sri Lanka
Great advice to use WebSDR.....I never thought of using it for Satellite reception.
What do you hear on those birds?
I will plead the 5th on some of it. Here are 2 links. The first is the kit I use with an sdrplay RSPdx. The second is also LONG but interesting. A bit dated, but the concepts are the same. Mostly in regard to iridium satellites. Search around, lots of interesting things.
Woo hoo! Congratulations.
Oh yes.. I am all smiles.