Here are links to a set of How-To postings on receiving weather satellite images with a low cost home system that includes the conversion of a telescope mount into an automated antenna that follows weather satellites across the sky:
- Orbital Weather Satellite APT Image Reception – SDRplay Community Forum – Basics of receiving APT weather images from low earth orbit satellites.
- Orbital Satellite HRPT Image Reception – SDRplay Community Forum – Higher resolution HRPT images require tracking.
- HRIT and LRIT Geostationary Weather Satellite Image Reception – SDRplay Community Forum – Using the system for capturing images from geostationary weather satellites.
See also the HobbySpace Space Radio section for more about amateur satellite communications.