Most antenna designs for polar orbiting weather spacecraft are based on circularly polarized turnstile or QFH designs.

Materials Needed: 1 - 6" x 6" piece of aluminum. Then life came in … Continue reading "My first weather satellite images with a 137 MHz turnstile antenna" After some research I found that I may actually be able to pick up the NOAA Weather Satellites as they pass overhead.

Building a basic 162.5 MHz ground plane antenna to improve NOAA Weather Radio reception.

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Instructions. 14 times a day JPSS satellites circle the Earth from pole-to-pole and cross the equator 14 times daily allowing for full global coverage twice a day. We decided to build an automated NOAA weather satellite image receiver using a modern SDR device. How To Build A QFH (Quadrifilar Helix Antenna) to Download Images From Weather Satellites Categories: Blog, How To, On The Web, Reviews, Videos. by admin . Over on his blog Adam 9A4QV (seller of various RTL-SDR related goods including the LNA4ALL) has just made a post detailing a build of a high performance super simple NOAA/Meteor M2 weather satellite antenna. Some time ago I got a 137 MHz turnstile antenna from Jørn OZ6TA. 8 - Number 4 machine screws, star washers, and nuts.

1 - SO-239 coaxial connector . 4 - 18 3/16" lengths of 3/16" diameter aluminum rods. His second post shows a beginners guide to the software that can be … Quadrifilar Helix Antenna (137 MHz) for NOAA Weather Satellites .

Over on the SDR for mariners blog, author Akos has written two new beginners posts on getting up and running with receiving and decoding NOAA weather satellite APT images.The first post discusses antennas that are useful for NOAA satellite reception, and shows how to build a homemade turnstile and QFH antenna. He also had an Airspy he wasn’t using and so it became the SDR radio we were going to use for this. May 16th, 2010 I had always wanted to try and receive a signal from a satellite using my scanner. DSCOVR, NOAA’s first operational satellite in deep space, orbits a million miles from Earth in order to provide early warnings of potentially harmful space weather. However, Adams antenna is based… 1 - 18 3/16" length of number 12 wire. Every few hours a NOAA weather satellite passes over your head, continuously transmitting pictures in …