Society General Meeting

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6 November 2021

14:30 / 17:00

Talk: Gareth Evans

Pictures from Space

Since the mid 1980’s it’s been possible to receive weather pictures from polar orbiting weather satellites. As computer power has improved so has the software and part of Gareth’s talk will explain how it’s done now using cheap electronics and an aerial to suit. Depending on passing satellites it may be possible to demonstrate a live picture. The second part of the talk will expand on receiving Amateur Radio Digital TV signals from a new geostationary satellite (Gareth’s transmitter system for this was displayed at the 2019 competition). Depending on sky visibility from the Marshall House back yard, live pictures may also be possible