Getting started with amateur satellite reception and the RTL-SDR

Over on the hamspirit.de blog the author Jan has uploaded a post introducing the hobby of amateur satellite reception with the RTL-SDR (in German, use Google Translate). Amateur radio satellites may transmit signals like CW (morse code), voice, APRS and telemetry.

In the article Jan discusses the antennas required to receive satellites, the satellite tracking software gpredict and he introduces some amateur radio satellites that have strong transmitters and are thus easy to receive. He also shows waterfall screenshots of several amateur radio satellites that he has received.

FO-29 Doppler Effect
FO-29 Doppler Effect

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