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Author Topic: Radiosondes around 403 MHz  (Read 2038 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Radiosondes around 403 MHz
« on: June 08, 2017, 2255 UTC »
FYI, the NWS seems to be starting to transition back to the 403 MHz band for radiosondes, at least for some sites.  This page shows several moved in late 2016: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/tin16-23radiosonde.htm
And another this year: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/notification/scn17-66upperair.htm

That explained why I did not hear the Sterling radiosonde this morning, even though it was forecast to pass right overhead, it was one 401.0 MHz, not on 1680 MHz where I was listening  ;D

Interestingly enough, I did hear another radiosonde on 402.3 MHz. I am not sure who it was from, and while it was 4800 baud, it did not seem to be the LMS-6 data format.

There's another good path forecast tonight, so I will check 401.0 MHz.

Radiosondes are typically launched around 0000z and 1200z each day from a number of sites: http://www.ua.nws.noaa.gov/nws_upper.htm
« Last Edit: June 08, 2017, 2258 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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