NOAA 15 APT images

 


In 2014 I replaced the QFH antenna from Winkler with another QFH antenna from Vierling. The results are better, however the environment changed too as I had to take down my dish antenna for maintenance. So the final judgement will only be possibly once the dish is reinstalled.
The receiver is controlled with the software from Vierling called "Weatherman Control" and the
audio is processed in the soundcard of the PC using the registered version of the software WXtoImg.
You can find a quite detailed description of the Weatherman Set and how to optimize the antenna
in the"Ham Downloads" section of this website or when clicking on the picture on the right.
 


20.06.2017 17:28UTC
(MCIR false color)


20.06.2017 17:28UTC
(MSA false color)


20.06.2017 17:28UTC
(NO false color)


05.06.2017 17:02UTC
(MCIR false color)


05.06.2017 17:02UTC
(HVCT false color)


05.06.2017 17:02UTC
(NO false color)


03.06.2017 06:32UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


03.06.2017 06:32UTC
(HVCT false color)


03.06.2017 06:32UTC
(MSA false color)


30.04.2017 17:02UTC
(MCIR false color)


30.04.2017 17:02UTC
(HVCT false color)


30.04.2017 17:02UTC
(NO false color)


22.04.2017 17:02UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


22.04.2017 17:02UTC
(HVCT false color)


22.04.2017 17:02UTC
(MCIR false color)


22.04.2017 17:02UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


22.04.2017 17:02UTC
(MSA false color)


22.04.2017 17:02UTC
(NO false color)


22.04.2017 05:38UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


22.04.2017 05:38UTC
(HVCT false color)


22.04.2017 05:38UTC
(NO false color)


09.04.2017 06:03UTC
(MCIR false color)


09.04.2017 06:03UTC
(HVCT false color)


09.04.2017 06:03UTC
(NO false color)


12.03.2017 06:02UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


12.03.2017 06:02UTC
(HVCT false color)


12.03.2017 06:02UTC
(NO false color)


12.02.2017 06:01UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


12.02.2017 06:01UTC
(MCIR false color)


12.02.2017 06:01UTC
(NO false color)


05.02.2017 17:02UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


12.02.2017 06:01UTC
(MCIR false color)


12.02.2017 06:01UTC
(NO false color)


01.01.2017 16:34UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


01.01.2017 16:34UTC
(MCIR false color)


01.01.2017 16:34UTC
(NO false color)


19.12.2016 16:58UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


19.12.2016 16:58UTC
(MCIR false color)


19.12.2016 16:58UTC
(NO false color)


21.08.2016 16:53UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


21.08.2016 16:53UTC
(HVCT false color)


21.08.2016 16:53UTC
(MSA false color)


01.08.2016 16:51UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


01.08.2016 16:51UTC
(HVCT false color)


01.08.2016 16:51UTC
(MSA false color)


22.07.2016 06:17UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


22.07.2016 06:17UTC
(HVCT false color)


22.07.2016 06:17UTC
(MSA false color)


20.07.2016 16:51UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


20.07.2016 16:51UTC
(HVCT false color)


20.07.2016 16:51UTC
(MSA false color)


16.07.2016 16:50UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


16.07.2016 16:50UTC
(HVCT false color)


16.07.2016 16:50UTC
(MSA false color)


04.05.2016 17:16UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


04.05.2016 17:16UTC
(HVCT false color)


04.05.2016 17:16UTC
(MSA false color)


04.05.2016 05:46UTC
(HVC false color)


04.05.2016 05:46UTC
(HVCT false color)


04.05.2016 05:46UTC
(MCIR false color)


24.04.2016 16:19UTC
(HVC false color)


24.04.2016 16:19UTC
(HVCT false color)


24.04.2016 16:19UTC
(MSA false color)


24.04.2016 04:55UTC
(HVC false color)


24.04.2016 04:55UTC
(HVCT false color)


24.04.2016 04:55UTC
(MSA false color)


19.08.2015 16:14UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


19.08.2015 16:14UTC
(HVCT false color)


19.08.2015 16:14UTC
(MSA false color)


05.07.2015 16:32UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


05.07.2015 16:32UTC
(HVCT false color)


05.07.2015 16:32UTC
(MSA false color)


31.05.2015 16:01UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


31.05.2015 16:01UTC
(HVCT false color)


31.05.2015 16:01UTC
(MSA false color)


25.05.2015 16:50UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


25.05.2015 16:50UTC
(HVC false color)


25.05.2015 16:50UTC
(MSA false color)


09.04.2015 15:51UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


09.04.2015 15:51UTC
(HVCT false color)


09.04.2015 15:51UTC
(MSA false color)


02.04.2015 15:25UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


02.04.2015 15:25UTC
(HVCT false color)


02.04.2015 15:25UTC
(MSA false color)


08.03.2015 15:44UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


08.03.2015 15:44UTC
(HVCT false color)


08.03.2015 15:44UTC
(MSA false color)


16.02.2015 15:39UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


16.02.2015 15:39UTC
(HVCT false color)


16.02.2015 15:39UTC
(MCIR false color)


14.02.2015 16:29UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


14.02.2015 16:29UTC
(HVCT false color)


14.02.2015 16:29UTC
(MCIR false color)


21.09.2014 16:37UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


21.09.2014 16:37UTC
(HVCT false color)


21.09.2014 16:37UTC
(MSA false color)


27.07.2014 16:17UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


27.07.2014 16:17UTC
(HVCT false color)


27.07.2014 16:17UTC
(MSA false color)


19.07.2014 16:14UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


19.07.2014 16:14UTC
(HVCT false color)


19.07.2014 16:14UTC
(MSA false color)

My latest setup is the Weatherman receiver and a QFH antenna from Winkler Antennenbau (from germany) which I bought in 2013 and installed on my new QTH in the Freiburg area.
The receiver is controlled with the software from Vierling called "Weatherman Control" and the
audio is processed in the soundcard of the PC using the freeware version of the software WXtoImg.
The reception results of this setup are not as good as from the other installation with the optimized Vierling QFH antenna most likely due to the location of the antenna (mounted lower).
 


13.04.2014 16:02UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


13.04.2014 16:02UTC
(HVCT false color)


13.04.2014 16:02UTC
(MSA false color)


19.03.2014 16:16UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


19.03.2014 16:16UTC
(HVC false color)


19.03.2014 16:16UTC
(MSA false color)


09.03.2014 15:22UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


09.03.2014 15:22UTC
(HVCT false color)


09.03.2014 15:22UTC
(MSA false color)


08.02.2014 17:15UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


08.02.2014 17:15UTC
(HVCT false color)


08.02.2014 17:15UTC
(MSA false color)


08.02.2014 15:34UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


08.02.2014 15:34UTC
(HVCT false color)


08.02.2014 15:34UTC
(MSA false color)


05.02.2014 15:08UTC
(HVC false color)


05.02.2014 15:08UTC
(HVCT false color)


05.02.2014 15:08UTC
(MCIR false color)


04.02.2014 17:13UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


04.02.2014 17:13UTC
(HVCT false color)


04.02.2014 17:13UTC
(NO false color)


02.02.2014 16:21UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


02.02.2014 16:21UTC
(HVCT false color)


02.02.2014 16:21UTC
(NO false color)


02.02.2014 04:57UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


02.02.2014 04:57UTC
(MCIR false color)


02.02.2014 04:57UTC
(NO false color)


In 2011 I changed my setup based on a Weatherman receiver and QFH antenna which I bought from the German company Vierling . I installed this at my main home and started to receive and record some more pictures.
The receiver is controlled with the software from Vierling called "Weatherman Control" and the
audio is processed in the soundcard of the PC using the freeware version of the software WXtoImg.
You can find a quite detailed description of the Weatherman Set and how to optimize the antenna
in the"Ham Downloads" section of this website or when clicking on the picture on the right.
 


15.06.2013 15:59UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


15.06.2013 15:59UTC

(MSA false color)


15.06.2013 15:59UTC

(HVCT false color)


01.06.2013 06:57UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


01.06.2013 06:57UTC

(MSA false color)


01.06.2013 06:57UTC

(HVCT false color)


30.05.2013 15:49UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


30.05.2013 15:49UTC

(MSA false color)


30.05.2013 15:49UTC

(HVCT false color)


27.04.2013 15:55UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


27.04.2013 15:55UTC

(MSA false color)


27.04.2013 15:55UTC

(HVC false color)


21.04.2013 15:01UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


21.04.2013 15:01UTC

(MSA false color)


21.04.2013 15:01UTC

(HVC false color)


14.04.2013 16:12UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


14.04.2013 16:12UTC

(MSA false color)


14.04.2013 16:12UTC

(HVC false color)


14.04.2013 14:33UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


14.04.2013 14:33UTC

(MSA false color)


14.04.2013 14:33UTC

(HVC false color)


07.04.2013 15:43UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


07.04.2013 15:43UTC

(MSA false color)


07.04.2013 15:43UTC

(HVC false color)


31.03.2013 16:55UTC

(VIS  and IR channel)


31.03.2013 16:55UTC

(MSA false color)


31.03.2013 16:55UTC

(HVC false color)


31.03.2013 15:13UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


31.03.2013 15:13UTC

(MSA false color)


31.03.2013 15:13UTC

(HVCT false color)


31.03.2013 13:36UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


31.03.2013 13:36UTC

(MSA false color)


31.03.2013 13:36UTC

(HVCT false color)


16.03.2013 16:20UTC

(VIS  channel enhanced)


16.03.2013 16:20UTC

(MSA false color)


16.03.2013 16:20UTC

(HVC false color)


01.03.2013 15:45UTC
(VIS channel enhanced) 


01.03.2013 15:45UTC
(HVCT false color)


01.03.2013 15:45UTC
(multispectral VIS & IR combi
ned)


25.08.2012 17:03UTC

(VIS channel enhanced)


25.08.2012 17:03UTC

(HVCT false color)


25.08.2012 17:03UTC

(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


25.08.2012 15:21UTC

(VIS channel enhanced)


25.08.2012 15:21UTC

(HVCT false color)


25.08.2012 15:21UTC

(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


12.08.2012 15:37UTC

(VIS channel enhanced)


12.08.2012 15:37UTC

(HVCT false color)


12.08.2012 15:37UTC

(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


28.07.2012 15:01UTC

(VIS channel enhanced)


28.07.2012 15:01UTC
(HVCT false color)


28.07.2012 15:01UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


26.05.2012 15:31UTC

(VIS channel enhanced)


26.05.2012 15:31UTC
(HVCT false color)


26.05.2012 15:31UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


06.05.2012 15:16UTC

(VIS channel enhanced)


06.05.2012 15:16UTC
(MCIR false color)


06.05.2012 15:16UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


05.05.2012 15:40UTC

(VIS channel enhanced)


05.05.2012 15:40UTC
(MCIR false color)


05.05.2012 15:40UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


05.05.2012 14:01UTC

(VIS channel enhanced)


05.05.2012 14:01UTC
(MCIR false color)


05.05.2012 14:01UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


22.04.2012 15:56UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


22.04.2012 15:56UTC
(HVCT false color)


22.04.2012 15:56UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


22.04.2012 14:16UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


22.04.2012 14:16UTC
(multichannel IR)


22.04.2012 14:16UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


21.04.2012 16:20UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


21.04.2012 16:20UTC
(multichannel IR)


21.04.2012 16:20UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


21.04.2012 14:40UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


21.04.2012 14:40UTC
(HVCT false color)


21.04.2012 14:40UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


06.04.2012 15:43UTC
(VIS channel enhanced)


06.04.2012 15:43UTC
(HVCT false color)


06.04.2012 15:43UTC
(multispectral VIS&IR combined)


01.04.2012 16:05UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


01.04.2012 16:05UTC
(HVCT false color)


01.04.2012 16:05UTC
(multichannel IR)


01.04.2012 14:27UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


01.04.2012 14:27UTC
(HVCT false color)


01.04.2012 14:27UTC
(multichannel IR)


18.11.2011 15:33UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


18.11.2011 15:33UTC
(HVCT false color)


18.11.2011 15:33UTC
(multichannel IR)


18.11.2011 13:36UTC
(VIS & IR channels)


18.11.2011 13:36UTC
(HVCT false color)


18.11.2011 13:36UTC
(multichannel IR)

 

All pictures during August 2011 were received on 137.620 MHz using a wideband black-box receiver PCR-100 from ICOM (shown on the picture to the right). The used bandwidth in
FM mode was 50 kHz. Thus doppler compensation was essentially not necessary. With
this receiver and a 2m eggbeater omni-directional antenna I received the automatic
picture (APT) transmissions of NOAA-15 below. I decoded them using the sound card of my PC and except for the first day when I used JVCOMM I used the freeware version of the software WXtoImg.
 


 17.08.2011
(VIS channel contrast enhanced)


 17.08.2011
(multispectral VIS & IR combined)


 17.08.2011
(HVCT false color image)


 17.08.2011
(VIS channel contrast enhanced)


 17.08.2011
(multispectral VIS & IR combined)


 17.08.2011
(HVC false color image)

 

This is a collection of images which I received in 1998 and 2011 from the polar orbiting weather satellite NOAA-15.
All pictures received in 1998 were using a home-built
FM receiver based on a kit from Holger Eckardt DF2FQ (shown on the picture to the right). With this receiver and a 2m X-Quad antenna I received the automatic picture (APT) transmissions of NOAA-15 and decoded them using the sound card of my PC and the software JVComm. The complete station was running fully automated and was controlled by a PC. The pictures are sorted by date of reception. These false colour pictures were generated by using the combined information from both channels: the left channel contains the infrared (IR) image, the right channel contains the visible (VIS) images. The pictures are sorted by date of reception.

 


 29.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)

 

 


 28.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)

 

 


 24.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)


 24.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)

 

 


 23.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)

 


 09.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)


 09.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)

 


 08.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)


 08.08.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)

 


 26.07.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)


 26.07.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)


 07.06.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)

 


 10.06.1998
(IR and VIS channel combined)


I hope you enjoyed browsing this little collection. If found it interesting to watch the surface features and details changing during the seasons. Your feedback is always welcome. Please send it to my Email-address:

  


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