Well, I think it's fair to say I'm pretty hooked on satellites at the moment. After my more or less successful QSO via AO-51 last night, I'm now looking into weather satellites and how you receive their data – especially the images, that'd be cool.
For now I'm focusing on the NOAA satellites and so here are some pages for your enjoyment:
- NOAA Weather Satellites (an introduction)
- Home-brewing your own NOAA weather satellite receiving station
- Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES) spacecraft status page
I'm even so excited I've looked at Azimuth/Elevation rotators, but then the price made me snap out of it and reminded me just to get/build a handheld beam for now. 🙂 (But imagine having a setup with a Az/El rotator hooked up to you computer and automatically controlled with the same computer controlling your radio to accommodate doppler effect!!)