NOAA success!

Hooked up the 137 MHz receiver to the Cubieboard on Friday night. Wxtoimg installed without a hitch, Cubian already put itself into the dialup group (necessary for serial access for ordinary users) and I was ready to go. NOAA-19‘s next pass was after midnight local time, so I went to bed. The next morning I was greeted by a rather garbled image of east Asia. Hmmm….thinking cap on. I checked the recorded audio file on another computer and it was messed up, so either Cubie can’t handle the input well or the input is not good. Back to basics and after feeding a very clean and stable 12 Volts to the receiver I had perfectly synced images. Because of recent storms I lowered the double cross dipole, so reception is not perfect. But with high passes I now can get some nice images, like this one….noaa-19-03221755-mcir

Hans "Fong" van den Boogert, BX2ABT, is a regular contributor to and writes from Taiwan. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “NOAA success!”

  • Joe KG7DTF:

    Very nice work. I want to build one now.

  • ted jaramillo HC5K:

    Hello I am a retired Ham and want badly to get into WEATHER with NOAA APT.
    Can you help please with the receiver information and soft. Antennas as well
    Mostly needed the RECEIVER 137 -138 Mhz…Please..Please.

    Thanks 73

    Ted HC5K

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