Regarding Observation 651744 …
My best results so far. Not bad at all for a slim-jim made from 300 Ohm ladder feeder. The slim-jim is hung from the gutter of a bungalow with a reasonably clear view east (a few trees and houses aside).
I am using the Rasbian image on a Pi 3b and I am having a few issues. I cannot for the life of me find out how to install kal. If anybody can point me in the direction of a handy guide I would be very appreciative. If not a manual ppm calculation will suffice. It’s only a slim-jim after all. Lol.
Anyway, my interest is heightened. Aerial improvements on the horizon.
You can download it from https://github.com/asdil12/kalibrate-rtl.git
and build it:
./configure && make
You may have to install some other the required compiling tools (not sure all of these work on a pi).
You also have to install a working librtlsdr with includes files.
Many thanks for the link. I will have a go at the install over the weekend and document my steps (if it works).
Give NOAA 19 a try. At least for me, I always get much stronger signals from it (and hence better pictures).
I have noticed I actually see some signals from the NOAA satellites if I choose wisely. Anything to the East is fine given my humble set-up.
Every other satellite is very much hit and miss.
Nice little hobby for me.