RPiWXsat – build part 3

Using the Pi4 2GB – Menu options.
Main menu


Menu options – Animate saved images
There is an option to allow the home page to display an animation of previously saved images.
NOAA V2 is continuously being updated. Details will be updated later.

RPiWXsat – build part 2

While the RPi3B and NooElec Mini worked to a degree it was time to upgrade things to improve imaging.
Stage 1 – Upgrade the Raspberry Pi3B to a Pi4 2GB

Raspberry Pi 3BRaspberry Pi 4 2GB

Stage 2 – Upgrade the Disconne to a QFH antennna
The build was based on the instructions from NOAA Satellite Signals With a PVC QFH Antenna and Laptop
Made a few mods by making it in one piece for the verticle.
The copper and coax were 400mm longer than the final length and then pulled back up through and joined at the top.

Disconne D1300Quadrifilar helicoidal antenna – QFH

Stage 3 – Update the software for the RPi.
The software needed updating to provide remote images to be viewed and managed via a webpage.
To this end there is available the Raspberry NOAA V2 software.
This is a spinoff of the original raspberry-noaa created by Nico 
It requires a bit of text editing but no actual programming.

Sample from install:
Don’t want all the nitty-gritty details? Here’s the quick-start – if you have questions, continue reading the rest of this README or reach out by submitting an issue:

# update os localisation settings
sudo raspi-config

# install git
sudo apt-get -y install git

# clone repository
cd $HOME
git clone https://github.com/jekhokie/raspberry-noaa-v2.git
cd raspberry-noaa-v2/

# copy sample settings and update for your install
cp config/settings.yml.sample config/settings.yml
vi config/settings.yml

# perform install

RPiWXsat – build part 1

So I spent some time playing around with the Raspberry Pi NOAA Weather Satellite Receiver by haslettj on with some success on https://www.instructables.com/Raspberry-Pi-NOAA-Weather-Satellite-Receiver/

Using a Raspberry Pi 3B and a Nooelec NESDR Mini 2+ receviver. Images were a bit noisy but viewable.

Next stage was to be able to view the images via the internet, which was done by running a small Apache webserver on the RPi and allowing you to view the files stored in a directory.
While this was ok it was a bit clunky and you needed to download the whole file which could be a bit on the large side.

While the Disconne antenna was “ok” it wasn’t really up to the job as it is a generic frequency range antenna so it was time for an upgrade.

Link to live feed:-