Archive for date: November 25, 2008

You seem shorter than I remember…

November 25, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

When you get an amateur radio license, you are issued a callsign. Mine was KF6KYI. This was a “2×3” call, which means it had two digits, followed by a single region digit, followed by three letters. These are issued sequentially, which means they aren’t particularly aesthetic or short. If you want to spend a grand […]

NOAA 17 this morning…

November 25, 2008 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

My blog indicates that I was decoding my first NOAA weather sat images about a year ago. I have made some progress on improving the images that I get out, but not alot. Witness this morning’s image, recorded beginning around 10:05 PST of NOAA 17 on 137.62 Mhz: It seems pretty good, except for one […]