Full disc weather satellite images from GK-2A

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JEL
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Re: Full disc weather satellite images from GK-2A

Post by JEL » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:37 pm

Thanks :)

dndamen
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Re: Full disc weather satellite images from GK-2A

Post by dndamen » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:51 pm

Dear friends, I recently became a ham radio, and I was interested in meteorological satellites, to download images. I bought an RTL SDR and started downloading the NOAA maps. But I would like to continue with other satellites, especially full-fledged satellites, such as GOES or the satellites spoken of in this forum.

I only have one RTL SDR, one quadruple antenna for the Noaas, and one Directv antenna I don’t use. That Directv antenna and the SDR can be used? Can you help me? Thank you now.

Daniel Damen Argentina

Learjet
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Re: Full disc weather satellite images from GK-2A

Post by Learjet » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:12 am

Hi Daniel. If you are in Argentina you will be able to receive GOES 16 and 17 geostationary weather sats. I don't have direct experience with these as they are below my horizon. You will need a different antenna. Most people are using 1 metre grid antennas, Nooelec GOES Sawbird filters and an SDR that can reach at least 1.7gHz.

There is a lot of info in this thread here that may help.

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-com-goe ... -tutorial/

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