06/26/19 00:10:17 UTC
132.175 MHz
BETHLEHEM, PA
OPEC28 over 'RAVINE' en route to our next refuel
 
06/21/19 20:12:47 UTC
311.0 MHz
DALLAS, TX
HAVOC61 Calling RAYMOND27 with ETA
 
06/20/19 00:44:21 UTC
354.6 MHz
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Tern 71 F-15E 4th Seymour Johnson clg Eagle Ops RTB
 
06/20/19 00:39:56 UTC
142.3 MHz
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Shark 23 at Avon Park on Shark TAC
 
06/20/19 00:39:16 UTC
277.075 MHz
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Screwtop at Tarpon Range
 

06/26/19 14:12:13 UTC
318.6 MHz
Aircraft
 
06/21/19 17:11:30 UTC
235.6250 MHz
Mentioned on 322.45 by jet pilot "...JILL(?)7 standby, 94, can you read this, contact Washington Center on 2-3-5 decimal 6-2..." 6/13/19 1539h -AJ
 
06/18/19 15:55:59 UTC
44.700 MHz
KFBG Simmons AAF NOTAM- M0401/19 - AERODROME - FLIGHT STRIP TWO - 122D AVIATION SUPPORT BATTALION WILL CONDUCT HOT FARP TRAINING ON FLIGHT STRIP TWO. PARTICIPATING AIRCRAFT ARE REQUESTED TO UTILIZE FM 44.70 PRIOR TO UTILIZING THE FARP. 20 JUN 10:30 2019 UNTIL 20 JUN 23:00 2019. CREATED: 18 JUN 00:33 2019 -AJ
 
06/15/19 16:26:59 UTC
139.700 MHz
"...we have 21...so 63 second jet, no alibis for either jet, we're both winchester..." 06/13/2019 2053h. Normally a Bragg DZ freq, DZ ops also heard on same during same timeframe. -AJ
 
06/15/19 16:23:51 UTC
142.250 MHz
A2G "...JILL33..." 2053h. "...2250 for infil...(?)drops(?)..." 2050h. 06/13/2019 a Bragg DZ freq normally -AJ
 
06/15/19 16:20:09 UTC
364.275 MHz
"...just confirm we are 119.7...is that right...125.17 is what we are on right now... 06/13/2019 2009h. Exc Rx. 119.7 is KGSB & 125.175 is KFAY. prev noted 05/04/2016 -AJ
 
06/11/19 14:56:46 UTC
246.000 MHz
"...11,000 feet, two-nine-nine-four, runway 32..." 06/06/2019 1223h ok rx -AJ
 



Over 25 Years Custom Web and Programming Experience

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.