NOAA Satellite Attempt with RTL SDR (RTL2832), SDR Sharp and WXtoImg

Tried to download the NOAA18 weather satellite picture with the RTL2832, but the signal didn’t last for very long. Probably need a better antenna which is circularly polarized.

NOAA stands for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and their satellites transmit live weather images.

Currently using an outdoor J-pole tuned for around 130Mhz.

RTL SDR (RTL2832) is a low cost software defined radio. You can buy a RTL SDR dongle here

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