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A fine noise free pass this evening NOAA19 1956utc 68degrees east elevation





AVHRR 3 rgb MCIR

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Very nice...Was this on the VHF channel or the GHz channel??

As I don't get anything from this bird.
 

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Probably the 137.9 MHz frequency - I dont think ponti is set up for GHz reception

@Terryl Meteor M2-4 is back on air so try for that one on 137.1MHz LRPT (symbol rate 72k)

4/4/23 1108utc NOAA19 37degree elevation west



AVHRR APT channel A showing the incoming Storm Kathleen nicely out southwest of the UK
 

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Will try it out, but I'm right in the middle of transferring all the sat data to an external 1TB hard drive, it was filling up the "C" drive.

Have to change the SatDump directory's to see the new "E" drive, so after that's done will try it out.

It takes a while to transfer 138 GB of data, even with a USB 3.0 interface.
 

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ATM - Im just deleting all the sat data after a week or so. I might put a 1TB ssd in my computer for them & repoint the satdump build folders. Ive got one somewhere
 

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Post #102. The image is msu-mr-rgb 321-corrected. 137.900 MHz
 

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You guys using the F32 format to decode the meteor satellite's??
 

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OK something funny happened, now every-time I try to run satdump it crashes, deleting and starting all over.
 

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Things are looking up another nice Meteor 2-3 scan The 10.59 pass
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OK something is way out of wack here, every time I start to decode any of the Meteor satellites the satdump program crashes.

I took this screen shot just before it crashes, you can see that I'm not getting a down-link signal.

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Things are looking up another nice Meteor 2-3 scan The 10.59 pass
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Good looking decode, hey can you post a screen shot of your satdump settings for the Meteor satellites, I may have something set wrong if the program only crashes on those satellites.
 

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Getting some decent scans from NOAA 15 lately.We are under there somewhere.
Cannot post settings yet Terryl I was having problems with that install.Started again.I only used the basic settings.A Meteor 2-3 is coming up.Hopefully I will get something from that.
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I'm getting some very nice decodes from the NOAA satellites, here is the latest one from NOAA-18.

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I do have a bit of noise on the top end, but other then that is good.

I still get crashes when trying for the Meteor satellites, so have had to take them out of the tracking.

That's why I need some input on the settings.
 

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OK, I have an idea on what may be happening with the Meteor satellites, this all started when I added the external hard drive, I have as test switched the directory's back to the "C" drive to see what happens, next pass of Meteor 2-4 is at 21:16 UTC.
 

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M2-4 is off again on 137.1 as of mid afternoon uk time. The high frequency stuff is reported to be still on
 

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Crud, well how is 2-3?

As I'm having problems with the new SDR receiver, can't get above 1.2 GHz.
 

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Working fine This was 2-3 above Greenland 1300 utc this afternoon

MSU MR 221


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Do you use F32 on the decode?
 

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Live decode - I dont bother with recording it - just let it do its thing. The images are good enough for what I want atm. When Ive got more time I;ll have a play with recording it too & doing extra post processing.
 
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