NOAA 18 Weather Satellite Reception With Homemade QFH Antenna In Scotland

NOAA 18 Weather Satellite Reception With Homemade QFH Antenna In Scotland Received on 21st June 2011.

11 Responses to “NOAA 18 Weather Satellite Reception With Homemade QFH Antenna In Scotland”

  • uksniper1 says:

    hi mark,,great vid mate…..i passed my foundation amateur radio licence a
    couple a weeks ago and ive built a 2 meter(145mhz) copper j-pole which gave
    me a half decent image from noaa 15 today here in the Scottish borders,,but
    im looking into building a better antenna for decoding weather sats to be you have any plans of doing a build vid of your qfh antenna you
    made pal?.. take care,,,atb…wayne.

  • TehMG says:

    Out of curiosity, what is the IF bandwidth of the scanner you’re using? For
    NOAA APT decoding 34kHz is ideal. I get very clean detailed images with
    30kHz IF bandwidth. Also consider a narrow-band 137MHz pre-amplifier at the
    antenna. Makes a big difference. I am able to receive nice clean and
    detailed noise-free images from about 15 degree elevation through the
    entire pass back down to 15 degrees.

  • hamrad88 says:

    Great capture. What software were you using? Tom

  • MARKGM20877 says:

    @XareSoft Hi the programme for sat tracking was Ham Radio Deluxe

  • MARKGM20877 says:

    @hamrad88 Hi Tom thanks for the comments…the software is JVComm32 I use
    it for HF Fax also….cheers and beers Mark

  • MARKGM20877 says:

    @senderjaeger Thanks Matthias…I have decoded NOAA before but I am getting
    better results this time with the current set-up cheers Mark

  • Duckie4112 says:

    Did you follow any planes while making the QFH? I’d love to build my own,
    but most plans require the bending of copper pipe. I noticed your design
    was made of coax? If you could point me at a nice guide or such it would be
    greatly appreciated! Cheers Josh

  • uksniper1 says:

    oh nearly forgot,,do you use wide or narrow band to decode mate?..cheers
    pal. 73.s wayne.

  • ntmdisco says:

    ahhh that brought back memories of hearing that familiar pulse chain signal
    again. i was doing this 25 years ago with a BBC micro and receiver and a
    cross dipole antenna on the roof. back in those days i received NOAA9, NOAA
    10 and meteorsat

  • senderjaeger says:

    Great stuff, Mark! You’re exploring new “territories” in DXing… very
    interesting indeed. Cheers Matthias

  • MARKGM20877 says:

    @Duckie4112 This is the version i constructed and use …type in google QFH
    and look for the site by G4ILO..cheers Mark

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