NOAA-14 image with
false color enhancement. Taken with fourth
system of hardware and software discussed here.
weather satellite imagery directly to your own ground
station is great fun. For just a few hundred dollars
you can begin a marvelous hobby for yourself, a wonderful
educational tool for a school science class, or a great
project for a space club.
setting up a receiver, waiting for the signals, decoding
and studying the images - these activities bring a real
sense of interaction and involvement with the extensive
space infrastructure surrounding us and of which most
people are unaware.