Tagged: LRPT

A Tutorial on Decoding NOAA and Meteor M2 Weather Satellite Images in Ubuntu

Recently an RTL-SDR.com reader by the name of Pete wrote in to let us know about a comprehensive tutorial that he has written about setting up NOAA and Meteor M2 weather satellite decoding in Ubuntu Linux with an RTL-SDR.

Pete’s tutorial starts from a fresh install of Ubuntu and uses GQRX, GNU Radio Companion, WxtoIMG and the MeteorM2 decoding tools. He shows how to set up the audio piping within Linux, how to run the MeteorM2 LRPT Offline decoder Windows tool in Wine, a Linux Windows emulator and how to use WxtoIMG together with GQRX.

The NOAA and Meteor M2 weather satellites transmit images that they have taken of the earth. With an RTL-SDR and appropriate antenna you can receive these images. On this blog we have Windows tutorials on receiving NOAA and Meteor M2 satellites.

The Windows LRPTOfflineDecoder tool running in Linux with Wine.
The Windows LRPTOfflineDecoder tool running in Linux with Wine.

Airspy GNU Radio Script for Receiving LRPT Meteor-M2 Weather Satellite Images

Previously we posted about receiving LRPT weather satellite images from the Russian Meteor-M2 weather satellite using the RTL-SDR. Now on GitHub, developer otti-soft has uploaded a LRPT decoder GNU Radio script for the Airspy. The script appears to be a modified version of the GNU Radio based real time decoder for the RTL-SDR, but optimized for the Airpsy and it’s 10 MSPS or 2.5 MSPS sampling rates. Note that although this is a real time receiver, the final image still needs to be processed on a Windows PC using LRPToffLineDecoder.

Also over on Twitter otti-soft has been uploading some images that he has received with his Airspy.

Real time LRPT Receiver for the Airspt
Real time LRPT Receiver for the Airspy