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How To Download Weather Images Directly From Satellites with SDR

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Downloading weather directly from NOAA (and Meteor) weather satellites is one of the most interesting things you can do with Software Defined Radio or SDR for short. This SDR Tutorial will show you how to setup your dongle and computer to download satellites as they pass overhead. This is a little more involved than some of the other things you can do because you have to buy or make a weather satellite antenna, or Quadrifiliar Helicoidal Antenna, QHF Antenna for short. Good news! I built one and put together a tutorial, check it out HERE. Keep in mind, we are doing all of this with a little $25 USB dongle.

If you are new or stumbled upon this video, you might want to check out the first in the series.

We talked about a number of things in this video:
WXtoImage download
Virtual Audio Cable
QHF Antenna Tutorial

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