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GOES Weather Satellite with a Patch Antenna?

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No, that patch antenna does not have enough gain. Also, the polarization for GOES is linear, the polarization of that patch antenna is RHCP - on top of it not having enough gain, it will be at a 3dB disadvantage due to polarization mismatch.

You need a dish about 4 feet in size (1.2m) for a good enough signal (with margin). Some are also using wifi mesh reflectors with some success as well.

hope that helps.
 
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Thank you for your reply.

So, it is not possible to receive geostationary meteorological satellites with a "relatively small and portable" antenna?


I thought that if it works with Outernet (that has a similar frequency) will also work with other satellites.


I was trying to figure out a way to receive meteorological data (images...) during a flight on a light aircraft (we do not have ADS-B 978 mhz in Europe). And the low orbit satellites are not a good option because you have to wait for them to pass over your position.

So, I was thinking about Meteosat. But is not viable to fit a 4 feet antenna on the aircraft (not fixed to the fuselage, but being manually oriented by a passenger).


Is there any option to do this? Or is just a crazy idea?


Thank you very much. Regards!!
 

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I got the Antenna and the is rubbish.
I cant receive anything. The Signals are that weak.

So, it is not possible to receive geostationary meteorological satellites with a "relatively small and portable" antenna?
Define what portable it mean for you.
Fit in a Backpack. In a Car or a Truck?

I was trying to figure out a way to receive meteorological data (images...) during a flight on a light aircraft
You mine a small "private" Plane or a commercial Airliner?
 
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