06/06/20 15:01:49 UTC
264.625 MHz
WINTER HAVEN, FL
Shark flt working Avon with 650 rounds of 20 mike mike
 
06/06/20 14:42:26 UTC
264.625 MHz
WINTER HAVEN, FL
Mako 11 possible "gun hang up" rtb to give shark flt room
 
06/05/20 15:01:20 UTC
226.300 MHz
,
BISON 51 flight to refuel COBRA 01 (Viper Common Frequency)
 
06/04/20 19:58:30 UTC
343.700 MHz
SHAWNEE MISSION, KS
SPIRIT02
 
06/04/20 13:55:59 UTC
135.700 MHz
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Boston (ZBW). ROCK 41 flight conducting random refueling on AR212. (ADSB shows callsign as ROMA82, KC-10, 79-1949). Handoff to 134.950.
 

05/20/20 22:45:29 UTC
322.300 MHz
2x prev unk freqs KGSO-PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL-05/071 - COM REMOTE TRANS/REC 243.0, 269.225, 284.6, 290.325, 322.3, 327.075 U/S. 26 MAY 09:00 2020 UNTIL 26 MAY 14:00 2020. CREATED: 19 MAY 09:00 2020 -AJ
 
05/20/20 16:25:54 UTC
70.400 MHz
A2A, 2x helo pilots: "...just bee-boppin' around the Uwharries" "...target on the dam then run through some (?)D-P-M-R's(?)...following the river" "we're at 550AGL..yup we're 780" discussing last altimeter setting "that was hours ago tho, at Simmons" rx'd central Uwharries, PL 151.4. 1955-2015ish, local time. 5/13/2020 -AJ
 
05/19/20 19:38:09 UTC
322.300 MHz
2x prev unk freqs KGSO-PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL-05/071 - COM REMOTE TRANS/REC 243.0, 269.225, 284.6, 290.325, 322.3, 327.075 U/S. 26 MAY 09:00 2020 UNTIL 26 MAY 14:00 2020. CREATED: 19 MAY 09:00 2020 -AJ
 
05/19/20 19:36:54 UTC
284.600 MHz
2x prev unk freqs KGSO-PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL-05/071 - COM REMOTE TRANS/REC 243.0, 269.225, 284.6, 290.325, 322.3, 327.075 U/S. 26 MAY 09:00 2020 UNTIL 26 MAY 14:00 2020. CREATED: 19 MAY 09:00 2020 -AJ
 
05/15/20 19:22:10 UTC
50.125 MHz
Helos in Uwharrie vic "291.9" "try them again and then we'll RTB" "head back to point 227, pick up (?gimlin?)" "it's a good thing out PAX brought parachutes, we'll just drop em off here and call it good" (??i dunno what that means??) "ascend to 100 feet" "14,16, are you gonna drop (?sticks?) 192,193 and go straight to 194?" "gonna go straight to 195". Associated w/ comms heard on 69.425FM and possibly 38.725FM as well. 5/14/2020 approx 1837+h -AJ
 
05/15/20 15:03:39 UTC
50.125 MHz
Helos in Uwharrie vic "291.9" "try them again and then we'll RTB" "head back to point 227, pick up (?gimlin?)" "it's a good thing out PAX brought parachutes, we'll just drop em off here and call it good" (??i dunno what that means??) "ascend to 100 feet" "14,16, are you gonna drop (?sticks?) 192,193 and go straight to 194?" "gonna go straight to 195". Associated w/ comms heard on 69.425FM and possibly 38.725FM as well. 5/14/2020 approx 1837+h -AJ
 
05/15/20 14:53:45 UTC
69.425 MHz
ARMY 20327 attempts to contact KVUJ twr (was closed) then on 69.425FM a report of no contact & someone should try UHF. This followed by "291.9" (KVUJ UHF) being called out on 50.125FM by a different party. Repeat of failed contact on VHF by female pilot (heard earlier on 69.425FM) IDing as ARMY 20273. Considering valley location, good Rx. 5/14/2020 approx 1830+h -AJ
 


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Receive NOAA Weather Satellite Images on a $20 Radio!

On September 20th 2013 I bought an EZCAP TV Dongle. Basically they are "to be used" as a way to receive TV Broadcasts on your computer. Its a small device that plugs into your USB port of your computer. You then connect either cable or an antenna to the other end of the device. At least that is the orginal purpose...

As far as receiving MilAir stuff goes these Dongles really aren't that great. They lack sensitivity and suffer greatly from intermod and overloading. However with that limitation known you still can have some fun with them and find signals that you may not normally find.

For years I've wanted to try to receive the NOAA weather satellite APT images (Automatic Picture Transmission) as they are real-time weather satellites from several LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites. Currently NOAA 15, NOAA 18 and NOAA 19 are still functioning. Their freqs are 137.6200 MHz, 137.9125 MHz and 137.1000 MHz respectively.

With a LEO satellite you will not be able to copy them 24/7, in most cases you'll get 10-15 minutes of good signal from them depending on the orbital time for your location.

The antenna for this experiment was a simple discone in the attic. If I would take the time to build a Quadrifilar Helix (QFH) Antenna for 137 MHz the picture quality would be much improved.

The software I am using is known as SDRSharp for controling the EZCAP TV Congle. Below is a screen shot of SDRSharp while it was receiving NOAA 19. You can find more info about SDRSharp here: Click Here. The software I'm using to process the NOAA images is WXtoIMG which can be downloaded here: Click Here. Both pieces of software are FREE.




Second attempt. Below are the pictures I've captured from NOAA 18 during its 3:49 PM EDST (09/27/2013) pass over Florida.