It's a fun project. There are many ways to do it but you don't have to over complicate it. At first. If you have a 2M antenna (directional or omni) they are usually broadband enough (and the sats are strong enough) to receive 137 as is. For the receiver, you really need ~40 kHz bandwidth to do no-tune. In the 1990's, it was common to use RS scanners with the single IF filter replaced with a .1 uF cap. Works fine. I still use one. It's not as good as the Icom R7000 with frequency tracking from HRD but it is hassle free. The RTL SDR website and a Yahoo SIG Have all kinds of info on using the $15 RTL820 SDR as a receiver. Antennas: there are numerous designs for quadrifilar helix omnis. I've had one on the pole with a direct connected preamp for at least 15 years. Still works. But start simple.
Ed Krome K9EK EM69xd Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 23, 2015, at 9:26 AM, [email protected] wrote:
Wouldn't it be nice if all organizations worked this well, with friendly, helpful members!
Looks like I've got a new project.
Thanks folks and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
On 2015-12-23 10:18, Matthias Bopp wrote:
as JoAnne and Peter already responded here is the information you will find on my website:
If you go this page http://www.dd1us.de/amateur%20radio.html  and scroll to the bottom you will find the links to the various satellites.
I am using the weatherman kit and WxtoImg.
Here is a status page for the NOAA satellites which get regularly updated:
Thank you for the information. You have a very nice website!
Where can I find the downlink frequencies for satellites 15, 18, and 19?
Also, what software is used to decode the pictures?
On 2015-12-23 09:21, Matthias Bopp wrote:
Hi Ben, NOA 15, 18 and 19 are still active. You can find respective pictures together with pictures from the newer Russian Meteor satellites on my website. Kind regards Matthias DD1US www.dd1us.de  [1 ] -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: AMSAT-BB [mailto:[email protected]] Im Auftrag von KG4BYN - Ben Harold Gesendet: Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2015 15:12 An: amsat-bb Betreff: [amsat-bb] wtx sats i noticed on the "sat passes page" that na 15, 17, 18, and 19 transmit apt. are these birds still active? i ask because i never see any tracking info on that page (which i think is very helpful, by the way - thanks). also are there any other "receive only" wx satellites/frequencies that may be of interest to an old weather buff, like me? (even if they just transmit wefax) i'm open to any suggestions as per satellites and their frequencies. you can answer my via my private email, if you prefer, or openly - if you figure the amsat group is even intereste