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How to take NOAA satellite pictures using RTL-SDR for under 50$

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Published on Jan 2, 2013

Here is short video how to download satellite pictures of earth for under 50$.

Software links:

SDR Sharp: http://sdrsharp.com/downloads/sdr-ins... (Tuner software)
WXtoImg: http://www.wxtoimg.com/ (Decoder software)
Orbitron: http://www.stoff.pl/ (Sat track software)

Antenna links:

QFH: http://www.g4ilo.com/qfh.html http://jcoppens.com/ant/qfh/calc.en.php (Calculator)

Cross dipole: http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennaedca... (Calculator) http://hans.mayer.tv/html/crossdipole...

Info about circular polarization: http://sv1bsx.50webs.com/antenna-pol/...

Antenna preamp schematic:




http://electroschematics.com/wp-conte...

http://i48.tinypic.com/2m46fkz.jpg Schematic with drawn shield

NOTE: On preamp, turn trimmers to tune to desired frequency!

List of satellites and frequencies:

NOAA 15 137.620 MHz
NOAA 17 137.500 MHz
NOAA 18 137.9125 MHz
NOAA 19 137.100 MHz

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