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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Automated APT weather satellite reception (Part 1)

Well, things are busy as ever at Chez Doz.

Keep a watchful eye out for forthcoming projects soon, including part 2 of this, which is going to show a completely self contained 137MHz APT Weather satellite receiver and antenna based around the raspberry Pi. It'll be a while as I'm busy building a self contained web based transmitter for the hospital radio at the moment, and the firmware is giving me a head ache!

Anyway, in the meantime, I've set up the wrong receiver (an Icom IC-R2), with the wrong antenna (a discone) in Evesham, and you can view the (unremarkable) reception on this website ...

http://andydoz.epizy.com/

Click on Evesham. The Cheltenham page isn't supported as yet.

Stay safe and stay tuned!

6 comments:

  1. For what it is worth, the link to the graphic at the top left corner of your image web-page is broken. My browser shows www.wxtoimg.com when I hover over it.

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  2. Don't think so. (And I cleared the browser cache before you ask).

    Try it on another computer.

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    1. All good on everything I've used since yesterday afternoon

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  3. Turns out my virus checker is blocking the site.

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    1. Possibly because it has a lot of legacy software on it. WXtoIMG hasn't been developed for some time, and the original website long gone.

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