I need someone to explain this to me.

Weather satellite station

sat image

This page describes one group’s experience setting up a receiving station for NOAA weather satellites. To receive the images you first need to track the satellite you want to receive from. After tuning your receiver to the satellite’s frequency you can record the audible data stream using your sound card. You can decode this data either real-time or later. They went through several system iterations using both free and commercial tools.

Comments

  1. newtechinc says:

    That’s awesome. Need some A-51 shots.

    Find more hacks, gadgets, news here:

    http://newtechinc.blogspot.com/

  2. Matthew says:

    A little competition I noticed with ‘newtechnic’

    ;)

  3. Quafboy, I mean er “newtechinc”, Are you planning on spamming my site all weekend?

  4. newtechinc says:

    “Posted Oct 9, 2005, 2:14 PM ET by Eliot Phillips

    Quafboy, I mean er “newtechinc”, Are you planning on spamming my site all weekend?”

    I didn’t realize you had a problem with computer/hack enthusiasts? perhaps you don’t like the fact I’m trying to create a blog where hacks actually get posted/and or arn’t “saved” for a rainy day. Don’t be hatin’!

    You can “spam” my comments all you want. But spam isn’t the appropriate word in my definition for advertising a similar site on hackaday.com. I would love you to post comments on mine. I don’t consider myself competition or take myself as serious as you do I guess. I wonder what others think here. *wink wink

  5. fucter says:

    guess what, its spam buddy.

  6. jinsel says:

    well, newtechinc’s comments dont pertain to this story, so they are technically spam, but im glad he posted. it seems like a good site. Hackaday seems to be posting alot of stupid stuff – a tripod made out of crutches -WTF? I figured that hackaday was just running out of hacks, they had shown most of the good ones. we will see if this guy can keep the good stuff coming.

  7. sven svensson says:

    i live at the left side of that big sea close the the middle of the picture :D

  8. T0m says:

    “inappropriate or purely promotional comments may be removed.”

    The rest was bullshit, purely promotional I say.

  9. markie says:

    on topic (… :D )

    Ah, now I know what I saw in the grass outside one of the conference-tents at WhatTheHack…

    http://geektechnique.org/gallery/wth2005/DSC04449

    (you can see a satellite-pic on the laptop if you look really close)… At that time I didn’t get any info on what it actually was or how it worked or such… but i guess this is the ‘portable’ version of it? :-)

  10. furtim says:

    Ok, glad I’m not the only one here who’s kind of annoyed by newtechinc’s shameless self-promotion. Not that competition isn’t good, but the advertisement’s on the verge of getting out of hand when you’re making comments just to throw in a link to your own site.

  11. spammer says:

    From: http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000993062433/

    “2. Posted Oct 8, 2005, 10:12 PM ET by newtechinc

    I posted an itrip fm transmitter hack on my blog space. It’s like hackaday but not as cool. http://www.newtechinc.blogspot.com

    I couldn’t agree more, you little spamming fuck stick.

  12. flaunt_dzx says:

    Ban him! Haven’t seen any worthwhile contributions yet from him.

    Besides, he doesn’t even know how to spell.

    “the world

  13. GinsuGuy585 says:

    Is it possible to use this to retrieve other forms of satellite data?
    On this page:
    http://www2.sprint.com/mr/news_dtl.do?id=7800
    It lists:
    B-roll footage from today’s event will be available from 4:15-4:45 p.m. EDT (3:15-3:45 p.m. CDT) at:
    Satellite

  14. John says:

    Cool, I used to do this about 10 years ago with an old Zenith 486 laptop and my shortwave radio. It was neat being able to receive ocean surface reports from San Diego and other WEFAX stuff.

  15. Dave says:

    Hi friends,
    I live in India . I just wanna know how to hack the satellite TV channels. could some one please help me with it.

  16. Dave says:

    Hi friends,
    I live in India . I just wanna know how to hack the satellite TV channels. could some one please help me with it.

  17. mpamphs1 says:

    hi guys iwant to see in real-time picture from a satellite.(either per minutes).i am from greece too.can anyone help me please!!it’s important!!thank you!

  18. mpamphs1 says:

    hi guys iwant to see in real-time picture from a
    satellite.(either per minutes).i am from greece too.can anyone help me
    please!!it’s important!!thank you!

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