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NOAA Satellite Station

Easy to build NOAA weather satellite image receiving station which autmomaticly calculates pass time and recieves as well as decodes the signal, with nothing more than a raspberry pi and a sdr stick as well as an antenna!

You can checkout the live project Webinterface here!


Installation

  • Clone Repository
  • remove www folder
  • Install Dependencies
    apt-get install at
    apt-get install rtl-sdr
    apt-get install predict
    apt-get install sox
    apt-get install libusb-1.0
    apt-get install cmake
    wget http://www.wxtoimg.com/beta/wxtoimg-armhf-2.11.2-beta.deb
    dpkg -i wxtoimg-armhf-2.11.2-beta.deb
  • Check stick
    sudo rtl_test
  • Change predict ground station location
    predict
  • Give sat.sh execution rights
    chmod +x sat.sh
  • Add script to crontab for auto execution
    crontab -e
    add "1 0 * * * /sat.sh" to crontab file
  • Run sat.sh
  • Check for satellite passes
    atq
  • If everything went as expected you should see a list with satellite passes for this day
  • You will find the final pictures with all the other meta files(.wav, .txt, -map.png, .png) at /var/www/html/sat/{pass}/

Install Webinterface

  • Install Dependencies
    apt-get install apache2
    apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mcrypt
  • move .php and src files/folders to /var/www/html/
  • Your Web Interface is ready, have fun!

Partlist

Raspberry Pi
SDR Stick
Antenna Tutorial

Images

Raspberry Pi

Antenna

Sat image

Website

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