[amsat-bb] New Outernet L-Band service...
hartzell at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 01:47:36 UTC 2016
They provide a VM that seems to work on the Mac, I just booted it, and it
found the RTL_SDR dongle...
On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 7:36 PM, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> Mac Software ?
> > On 14 Oct. 2016, at 11:34 am, Dave Hartzell <hartzell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I just noticed today that recently the Outernet satellite information
> > service just switched from K-band to L-band.
> > This allows for a much smaller patch antenna to receive the signal from
> > Inmarsat, but at a lower bit rate (20 MB/day).
> > This is a free service, and can be received with low-cost hardware:
> > Raspberry Pi 3, RTL-SDR, LNA, and patch antenna. All available from
> > Amazon.
> > Apparently APRS is being rebroadcast, as well as weather satellite
> > information.
> > 73
> > Dave
> > ad0qe
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