posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 01:16 PM
I recently started tracking NOAA polar orbital weather satellites, receiving and decoding their imagery data. I don't have a good antenna nor a good
location so I don't get the best coverage so pass timing is everything. I have my favorite little receiver hooked up to a preamp that is connected to
a 3/4 wave @ 137mhz dipole that is almost horizontal.
Right now I am experimenting with the angle on the antenna elements, and trying to figure out if I should have my broad side of the antenna facing the
biggest viewing window i have. I'm really new to all of this and was wondering if there are any amateurs or scanner guys on here that could tell me
how you do it.
I am not using anything fancy for the radio. Its just an RTL2832U with SDR# demodulating the signal and piping audio for me into WXtoImg.
Here are a couple images that i received and processed.
I couldn't get my software to do anything with this image after it recorded it. Refused spectral analysis and enhancements though it seemed like a
great receive for me.
Let me know what you think and if you have questions, ill do my best to answer what i know.
edit on 1/5/2015 by shaneslaughta because: (no reason given)