Usradioguy Blogs

Argh-who took a chunk out of my image?

Argh-who took a chunk out of my image? If you are seeing strange images around 05:00 -09:30 UTC Depending on orbital position and satellite, like the ones below, don’t immediately run to check all your settings and connections!! It can happen around satellite local midnight time, and the ABIwould see a direct head-on view of […]

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GOES 15 reactivated

GOES 15 reactivated for testing and backup coverage for GOES 17 during Hurricane and Cyclone season. GOES 15 was launched atop a Delta IV-M+(4,2) rocket flying from Space Launch Complex 37B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch occurred at 23:57 GMT on 4 March 2010, forty minutes into a sixty-minute launch window. […]

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NOAA to replace GOES17 satellite with GOES T ahead of schedule

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced plans on June 25, 2021, to move its geostationary weather satellite, which is scheduled to launch in December, into an operational role “as soon as possible.”  This advances the previous GOES-T flyout and operational status schedule by a whopping 4 years. No word as of yet for GOES […]

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Landing Perseverance on Mars

Perseverance on Mars So, yes, my name and my wife’s name are on this rover. And yes, I spent 3 and 1/2 hours watching the NASA feed of mission control as this Mission did the the incredible, not the impossible, but the possible! Makes me so proud to be an American, and for the AMAZING […]

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The Kessler Syndrome

On 11 January 2007, China conducted an anti-satellite missile test. A China weather satellite—the FY-1C polar-orbiting satellite of the Fengyun series, at an altitude of 865 kilometers (537 mi), with a mass of 750 kilograms (1,650 lb) —was destroyed by a kinetic kill vehicle traveling at a speed of 8 km/s (18,000 mph) in the opposite direction. A Head-On Engagement attack like this has the advantage, however, of […]

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Receiving GOES 16 at 5° Elevation in Madrid Spain

A radio group in Madrid Spain has been able to lock onto, and receive a signal capable and strong enough to generate imagery using goestools. I am sharing the article here as they used a creative way of obtaining the signal by using the offset dish, upside down!GREAT JOB GUYS! Full article here: https://radio.clubs.etsit.upm.es/blog/2020-12-20-goes/

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Attack Squirrels

My Wife’s war with the Sciurus carolinesis (Eastern Gray squirrel) has been elevated from a simple ground assault, with the squirrels pillaging and looting the gardens and planters around Headquarters. to upping the ante’ to an aerial assault, sending in trained paratrooper squirrels to leap from poles and trees into hanging plants and raised garden […]

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Time Travel

Ok, Here’s the question – Is time travel possible? Here’s my thoughts: Yes. I am sitting here writing this little piece of nonsense, the ramblings coming out of my brain. I am writing this today in 2020. Yet you, the reader are reading this in the future! Okay, okay. So maybe it’s not time travel, […]

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CIMSS Presentation Results

Well, I gave my PowerPoint Presentation on DIY NOAA APT & GOES-R Satellite Reception using Software Defined Radio. This was done via WebEx and I think there were about 30 + people in virtual attendance. I have to admit it’s been a while since I talked publicly. And I was a bit nervous, but I […]

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