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Sarah Jamie Lewis
+ Your AuthorsArchive @SarahJamieLewis Executive Director @OpenPriv. Cryptography and Privacy Researcher. @cwtch_im icyt7rvdsdci42h6si2ibtwucdmjrlcb2ezkecuagtquiiflbkxf2cqd May. 16, 2021 1 min read

It was a sunny day today so I did some more satellite captures. Fixed up the antenna a little, and also dug out an LNA and tested some passes with/without. I had 2 passes clobbered by METEOR-M2, and the rest were pretty low, but overall I think this setup is improving.

Decided to stay out late since the last pass of the evening was pretty high, and I'm glad I did...

This the definitely the best capture I've ever had, the LNA definitely helps with the new antenna. I think if I could get it up a little higher it would do even better. I'd like to eventually build a QFH but the performance of the v-dipole is awesome considering the limitations.

The actual sensors on the satellite feed from the above were thermal infrared so here are some false colour images from that last pass.

Another sunny day. Here is a low pass from this morning while I was setting up.

Another fairly decent twilight pass, this time without an LNA.

Had another good pass today but the recording got corrupted by a software glitch, and the wind ended up wrecking another pass.

Have a few more satellite-related projects on my list, but I also want to (re)-build my radio telescope and I think I want to focus on that next.

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