Monday, July 07, 2008

First APT weather satellite image!

I am waiting for an dedicated weather satellite receiver, meanwhile I decide to test the waters with the trusty TM-D700 and one of the home made vhf vertical antenna.
After installing the software (wxtoimg) in the dedicated to radio Linux computer (I only use Linux) and after updating the keppler elements the next satellite pass was in an hour, so nothing like wait for the transmission (I still remember the first time I listened to an amateur satellite).

Honestly I was expecting an worst image due to the antenna/radio setup.

Here is the antenna (you can call it any other thing) and the first image:

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