Today's snow storm on a $12 USB dongle

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Here's an image downloaded from a NOAA satellite today using a USB dongle, SDRSharp, and WXtoImg

Not bad for a $12 receiver and some 'Freeware'.

Rich

 

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Very cool! Anything fancy for the antenna!

Mark

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Nice! looks like your setup is receiving better than my Dorne & Margolin satcom antenna.

I have to ask, how are you splitting one antenna to 32 scanners?

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Nice! looks like your setup is receiving better than my Dorne & Margolin satcom antenna.

I have to ask, how are you splitting one antenna to 32 scanners?

Mark
Hi Mark,

I use two of these for that antenna. Mounted to the back of my computer desk.
(Click on the 'Shack Photos' icon above to see an older photo of the desk)
But, in that case, I'm not using the Holland preamp shown in this photo .


Rich

Some additional info is in my earlier in another thread here:
http://forums.radioreference.com/scanner-receiver-antennas/228728-so-i-bought-antennacraft-st2-scantenna-5.html#post2015393

The LNA-1000 preamp is mounted right at the base of the ST2 antenna at 35'.
All coax is RG6 (solid copper center conductor) using PPC EX6XL compression fittings
Feed line length from the antenna is around 70'.

LNA-1000 specifications:

Frequency Range: 10-1000MHz;
Noise Figure: 2dB at 500MHz
Gain: 30dB at 1GHz
P1: 11dBm
IP3: +23dBm
DC Voltage: +9 to 15V
SMA Female Connector

The detail specs are here:
http://www.rfbayinc.com/upload/files/lna/lna-1000.pdf
 

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That is fantastic! Thank you for sharing. I have been looking to build a setup like this!

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