NOAA 19 Satellite | October 2021


NOAA 19 satellite image of tropical storm Maring (Kompasu) received with an inexpensive amateur radio equipment on October 11, 2021 with an AirSpy Mini SDR on GQRX SDR app and a DIY satellite antenna. The signal was recorded in WAV sound format and then decoded (converted to image) with the NOAA-APT decoder. NOAA satellites (15, 18, and 19) transmit weather images in APT (Automatic Picture Transmission) format at 137 MHz which may be received using just a VHF antenna, a software-defined radio (SDR), and an APT decoder.

NOAA 19 satellite image of tropical storm Maring (Kompasu) received with an inexpensive amateur radio equipment

Related link: Tracking Typhoons with NOAA Satellites

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