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    Raspberry Pi NOAA Satellite Receiver

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    Emboldened by the success of his Raspberry PIrate radio, Matt indulges in some more radio hacking by building a specialized QFH antenna and a briefcase form-factor satellite receiver in an attempt to intercept "faxes" from OUTER SPAACEEE!!! Project TIROS is a self-contained, Raspberry Pi-based satellite signal reception system designed to automatically download images and data from NOAA's POES spacecraft as they pass overhead and display the data on an integrated LCD panel. In this video, Matt will walk through how to set up an RTL-SDR module with a Raspberry Pi for automated satellite downloads as well as how to design and build a quadrifilar helical antenna for polar-orbiting signal reception.

     

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    Bill of Material:

     

    PartManufacturerQuantity

    ATX 300W Power Supply w/Ball Bearing Fan

    SPARKLE POWER1Buy NowBuy Now

    MEMORY CARD, MICROSDHC, UHS-I, 16GB

    SANDISK1Buy NowBuy Now
    Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, WiFi/BLE, 40 GPIO PinsRASPBERRY-PI1Buy NowBuy Now
    KEYBOARD, ULTRA SLIM, USB, BUILT-IN TRACKBALL KBK3NTUKBK3NTU1Buy NowBuy Now
    Tool Case, Aluminium, 6" Height, 18" Width, 13.5" DepthDURATOOL1Buy NowBuy Now
    USB Cable, USB Type A Plug, Micro USB Type B Plug, 305 mm, 1 ft, USB 2.0, BlackQUALTEK ELECTRONICS1Buy NowBuy Now
    Fan Finger Guard, Grille, 120mm Axial Fans, 120 mm, 104.8 mm, Steel, YesMULTICOMP1Buy NowBuy Now
    Axial Fan, AD12025 Series, 12 V, DC, 120 mm, 25 mm, 39.1 dBA, 87.87 cu.ft/minADDA1Buy NowBuy Now
    7 Segment LED Display, InfoVue, Red, 10 mA, 2 V, 3.5 mcd, 2, 14.22 mmLUMEX1Buy NowBuy Now
    RF / Coaxial Connector, BNC Coaxial, Straight Bulkhead Jack, Solder, 50 ohmAMPHENOL RF1Buy NowBuy Now
    RF / Coaxial Cable Assembly, SMA Straight Plug, BNC Straight Plug, RG316, 50 ohm, 6 ", 152 mmJOHNSON - CINCH CONNECTIVITY1Buy NowBuy Now
    Multiconductor Cable, Unshielded, 14 AWG, 50 ft, 15.2 mRCA1Buy NowBuy Now
    DC PLUG TO SCREW TERMINALS MALE 5.5X2.1MM 5PKVELLEMAN SA1Buy NowBuy Now
    Through Hole Resistor, 10 ohm, 10W Series, 10 W, ± 5%, Axial Leaded, 550 VNTE ELECTRONICS1Buy NowBuy Now
    DIN Rail Mount Terminal Block, 12 Positions, 24 AWG, 12 AWG, 2.5 mm², Screw, 10 AWEIDMULLER1Buy NowBuy Now

     

    Additional Parts:

     

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    RTL-SDR

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    RG-6 cable (3 feet)

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    RG-6 cable (3 feet)

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    PVC pipe

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