First WX Image from NOAA-18

I received my first WX image from NOAA-18 as it passed overhead just a few moments ago.  I was alerted to the pass by the Raspberry Pi based ground station-in-a-box I’ve been working on (far left in the picture) and used the WXtoImg software (center) to decode the signal from my radio, piped through the sound card box I like to use.

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This was with a simple 2m J Pole antenna, but I plan to build an eggbeater or maybe a helical antenna soon.  I need to build a pre-amp too I think.

Here’s a video of what it all sounded like

Here’s my final image:

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and an image from about the same time from the NOAA website for comparison:

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Allen

Husband. Father. Proud Virginia Tech alum. Software Developer. Hardware Whisperer. Amateur Radio operator. Motorcyclist. Coffee lover. Stuff.

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