Hi all, I recently finished the construction of my rotator ground station and have begun testing.
I have been having some issues with observations. Currently, the station is equipped with a VHF Yagi-Uda a wideband LNA, and a genuine RTL-SDR. My biggest issue lays within the radio portion, I have not been able to get rtl_biast to work correctly (turns on for 10-15seconds then back off) so I opted to power the LNA using a 5v micro USB connection. Ill admit that I did not shield the stepper motor cables or any of the electronics from the SMA cable being used to connect the antenna to the LNA to the rpi. Before I go back and shield everything I want to get everybody else’s take on my weird issues. I have attached an image of noise that I am getting and it appears to be following some sort of pattern.
My observations are for the most part garbage, I have received some signals but the weird part is that my Yagi-Uda was pointing at the ground instead of the sky (plugged in stepper motor backwards)
Groundstation id is 2278 - FCNA2021