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Author Topic: Radiosonde reception May 15, 2014  (Read 3495 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Radiosonde reception May 15, 2014
« on: May 15, 2014, 1428 UTC »
After a fairly long drought, there was finally a favorable launch from Sterling this morning. Here's the path, I first started to receive the sonde near Frederick MD, just before burst at 32,265 meters. I lost the signal NE of Gettysburg, at 4,130 meters.

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Re: Radiosonde reception May 15, 2014
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 1617 UTC »
Awesome.  What kind of antenna are you using for this?
Usually listening via Grundig Satellit/750& longwire + 100% American made 9:1 balun transformer at about 30'.  There's no place like QTH...

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Re: Radiosonde reception May 15, 2014
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 1944 UTC »
Mostly, I use a modified WiFi dish, along with a satellite (900-2500 MHz) pre-amp.
Chris Smolinski
Westminster, MD
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NRD 545 / netSDR / AFE822x / AirSpy HF+ / KiwiSDR / 670 ft horizontal loop / 500 ft northeast beverage / 270 ft west-south-west beverage / 300 ft south beverage / 43m / 20m / 10m  dipoles / Crossed Parallel Loop