[amsat-bb] New Outernet L-Band service...

Dave Hartzell hartzell at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 01:34:16 UTC 2016

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

Apparently APRS is being rebroadcast, as well as weather satellite


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