What will the neighbors think?

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Authors note: This is a rewrite of the original blog post I wrote in 2020, and there have been a lot of changes since then. And I have had A LOT of conversations on forums, emails, and groups about satellite reception. I have given talks and presentations to Universities, NOAA, HAM Radio Clubs, Meteorological groups, […]

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Ham It Up Nano by Nooelec

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Unfold the Hidden Radio Spectrum with the Ham It Up Nano If you have ever craved the ability to explore a wider range of the radio spectrum with your SDR (Software Defined Radio)? This tiny powerhouse significantly expands your SDR’s reach, allowing you to delve into the fascinating world of Low Frequency (LF), Medium Frequency […]

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USRadioguy render of Earth

Satellite Processing-Science vs Art:

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The Science and Art of post-processing satellite imagery. By Carl G. Reinemann, USRadioguy.com At the most recent NOAA user group meeting, after I had finished my presentation, I had a couple of questions regarding my last slide, which was a full disk image of planet Earth, derived from the GOES-16 satellite and then, using bands […]

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Simon’s World Map

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UPDATE: 03-24-2024 Simon has updated the map (Current: Version 1.4.0) ntroducing the ultimate world map for satellite enthusiasts: a powerful and user-friendly tool that goes way beyond just showing you the Earth! Have you ever wished your world map could do more? This software is a game-changer. It’s packed with features specifically designed for satellite […]

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Goestools for Windows

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Goestools for Windows What’s in a name? -Wingoes perhaps? Great news for those who may be hesitant to take the plunge into LINUX or using a Raspberry PI or equivalent SBC, Jamie Vital, who has written some very cool software for satellite imagery display, has ported the goestools software written by Pieter Nordhuis to run […]

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Satellite imagery reprojection method

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One of the fun parts of receiving satellite imagery is what you can do with the post-processing of the images. Map projections are mathematical models that allow us to represent a three-dimensional surface of the Earth on a two-dimensional map. There are many types of map projections, and each has its own set of advantages […]

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Online Dish Pointer

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NEW Dish Pointer for Geostationary Satellites. I created a Satellite Dish Pointer page over the weekend, added in all 539 current geostationary satellites, and added a map to find your location and then automatically calculate the Longitude, Azimuth,(true north), Azimuth (magnetic north), Elevation, and Skew angles for both 0° and 90° degree style dishes. Magnetic Declination tables […]

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Satellite Orbiting Earth

Himawari-8 to Himawari-9 Transition

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) will switch operations from Himawari-8 to Himawari-9 on 13 December at 05:00 UTC Himawari 9 has been in space in on-orbit storage since 2016, Happily waiting for its chance to become the primary Satellite, taking over from Himawari-8. Same tech, identical satellites, same AHI sensors, etc. Now is the time […]

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