Combining HRPT Images From Germany to Canada
HRPT is a high resolution weather satellite image that is broadcast by the NOAA satellites. Receiving HRPT weather satellite signals is a little different to the more commonly received NOAA APT or Meteor M2 LRPT images which most readers may already be familiar with. HRPT is broadcast by the same NOAA satellites that provide the APT signal at 137 MHz, but is found in the L-band at around 1.7 GHz. The signal is much weaker, so a high gain dish antenna with motorized tracking mount, LNA and high bandwidth SDR like an Airspy is required. The payoff is that HRPT images are much higher in resolution compared to APT.
Manuel aka Tysonpower on YouTube has been successfully receiving these HRPT images for some time now and recently had the idea to try and combine two HRPT images together to create one big image covering the Atlantic ocean.
Manuel lives in Germany and on Twitter he found that he had a follower in Canada who was also receiving HRPT images. So he asked his follower to provide him with HRPT weather images that were received shortly after the pass in Germany. He then stitched the images together, and color corrected them which resulted in a nice large image covering Europe, the Atlantic, Canada and Florida.
What are you talking about ?
The reason why it’s so popular and in a lot of posts is because it’s such a great product.
With the included Spectrum Analyzer program it is a 1.7 GHz spectrum analyzer with a min RBW of 10 MHz.
Awesome value for $200.
I am just trying to find a reason why I should upgrade to the R2 model.
Maybe a narrower Min RBW in the spectrum viewer could do it but of course that is a software update.
and no, I am not sponsored by Airspy either…
how much do you get paid to mention airspy in every post?
Nothing, we sell RTL-SDR dongles. But we do often mention other interesting SDRs on the blog too.