Archive for April, 2012

Better Postcards from Outer Space

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Build a copy of this QFH antenna using 3/8 inch wooden dowels and some plastic bits to hold it all together. Capture data while NOAA-19 overhead: Capture data while NOAA-18 overhead: The QFH antenna made a very significant improvement. Sadly, since I have no need of weather satellite images this project is pretty much complete.

Postcard from Outer Space

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Take one Funcube Dongle. Wire up a ground plane antenna for 137 MHz. Load SDR-RADIO on the laptop. Capture the following as NOAA-15 passes overhead: I think I need a better antenna.