Welcome!

This site was created for the promotion of amateur radio operators and amateur meteorology new Russian weather satellite of the Earth “Meteor-M №2″ broadcasting at frequencies of 137.1 and 137.9 in the LRPT format.

I am waiting for images from other places of the earth, and was keen to promote it in the best of their ability …

AMIGOS amateur network began its test operation. The network is gradually expanding but so far not enough participants. AMIGOS site here.

Petr and Christophe Tof glad to announce a new major release of MSU-MR geotransforming utility MSUProj here

Добро пожаловать!

Петр и Christophe Tof презентуют новую утилиту географической привязки изображений МСУ-МР. 

В связи с большим числом русскоговорящих посетителей сайта появившихся после статьи про Дмитрия Пашкова в МК РОБОНУКА решил добавить для них это сообщение.
Этот сайт был создан специалистами Научного Центра Оперативного Мониторинга Земли по личной инициативе в августе 2014 года с целью популяризации среди радиолюбителей и метеорологов любителей всего мира нового российского метеорологического спутника Метеор-М №2. Основной поток информации со спутника передается на высоких скоростях и требует профессионального дорогостоящего оборудования и специального программного обеспечения, и поэтому его прием в полной мере возможен только на приемных станциях РОСГИДРОМЕТ и в НЦОМЗ. Но, кроме этого, с борта Метеора ведется непрерывная трансляция изображения Земли с разрешением 1 км на радиочастоте 137.1 МГц в формате LRPT. И сразу после запуска Метеора на форумах радиолюбителей появились сообщения об успешном приеме этого сигнала. Однако у радиолюбителей возникли проблемы с извлечением изображения из принятого сигнала. Поэтому после просьбы радиолюбителя с Кубы Raydel Abreu Espinet (CM2ESP) была разработана и выложена программа для декодирования сигнала LRPT с Метеора-М №2, принимаемого радиолюбителями.
В настоящий момент РОБОНУКА считает первоначальную миссию этого сайта успешно выполненной. Информация с новейшего российского метеорологического спутника стала доступна всем желающим, что в свою очередь помогает профессионалам из НЦОМЗ управлять космическим аппаратом, так как при возникновении проблем с передачей картинки со всего мира поступают сообщения о проблеме от радиолюбителей  даже тогда, когда спутник находится вне зоны радиовидимости  НЦОМЗ, что помогает оперативно исправлять неполадки.

85 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. jerry dahl

    What type of antenna are you using? Can you capture with omnidirectional? e.g. turnstyle?

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    1. booinform@gmail.com Post author

      Jerry

      I use a conventional APT omnidirectional antenna. The receiver is http://www.comblock.com/com3011.html. The interface is http://www.opalkelly.com/products/xem3010/ . QPSK demodulator is written in Delphi ( there is a legal license :)) ), LRPT decoder too. In short, apart aluminum from that the antenna is made all other made ​​in the USA :))

      The receiver is situated in the center of the city and the industrial noise level is very high. Therefore, these images are not full every time.

      Oleg

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  2. Vlad

    Hello guys,
    these are the pictures (see link above) recorded today from Meteor M2
    location: Romania
    hardware: QHA + preamp + Funcube dongle

    07:04 UTC / 72 K / http://www.fileshare.ro/e30841576

    08:44 UTC / 72 K / http://www.fileshare.ro/e30841577

    I have a question for you guys…
    I assume that the images downloaded are from the visible channel of the MSU-MR sensor onboard Meteor M2 satellite. Is there a possibility to modify the RGB values from the software in order to see the lights from cities, during the reception in the night??

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    1. booinform@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Vlad,

      Is there a possibility to modify the RGB values from the software in order to see the lights from cities, during the reception in the night?

      Yes there is maybe. It is necessary to switch to the strongest sensitivity of MSU-MR, but this will not do.

      Oleg

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    1. Wiktor

      Hi,
      I have exactly same setup as you, except I have an RTL-SDR instead of FCD+, and you have some great images. What have you done to have such long passes? I’ve tried to receive recently and I managed to get just a small section during night pass. I’m also receiving NOAA APT and it comes out very nice and clear, but I can’t get Meteor to really work.
      Thanks in advance.

      Greetings from Poland,
      Wiktor

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    1. VK2DAG Matt

      Doesn’t matter what mode you are in in SDR# if you are doing a baseband recording Tetsu.

      If you open the saved baseband recording in SDR# you can replay it as many times as you like. It’s like a live snapshot of the RF band.

      Matt.

      あなたは哲を記録し、ベースバンドをやっている場合は、SDR #で中が何であるかのモード問題ではない。

      あなたは、SDR #で保存されたベースバンド記録を開くと好きなようにあなたはそれを何度でもを再生することができます。これは、 RF帯域のライブスナップショットのようなものだ。

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      1. Edward

        The saved baseband recording in SDR# can be replayed as a source IQ file but is an unreadable in Audacity or any other .wav player.

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  3. Craig

    Just received this image of ex-hurricane Gonzalo going over the UK, with winds of over 70mph.

    This was received in Guernsey (Channel Islands). Cropped and uncropped versions available in this album.

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  4. Jeff

    Thank you for this great program!
    Can you consider adding a tick that would automatically export
    the current filled channels in B/W and perhaps a custom false color combo that you can set manually?
    I could be an parameter added to the exe if you didn’t want to go into the GUI.
    I would imagine most export files after processing the file – so let’s do it automatically.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Jeff

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    1. ROBONUKA Post author

      Thank you Jeff,

      I am willing to make improvements to the decoder. Accept any suggestions from everyone.

      Oleg

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  5. Hiroshi Yamazaki JR7HOV/1

    Hello,Oleg.
    I suggest these functions and options.
    (1) Image rotation
    (2) Image invert ( for IR image )
    (3) Help file to read .log files
    (meaning of output ex. CuredRS,FatalRS,etc)
    (4) command line opiton for input file and output file and RGB selection
    for automatic processing
    Hiroshi

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  6. Jeff Kelly

    Those are great suggestions.
    A few more, less important…

    Preview sub-sample mode to get a quick preview of image.
    Dynamic range stretch to set black at 0 and white at 255.
    Image correction to compensate for image distortion.

    Jeff

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  7. Ennio IK6DTA

    Hello guys,
    Finally the 10/20/14 I received the first images of this satellite from Italy, I started the first tests in September !!!
    Hardware: QHA home-made +preamp + DVB-T dongle RTL282 E4000.
    I invite you to visit my website and my youtube channel where I have posted the images received and a tutorial on the subject:
    http://xoomer.virgilio.it/endonofr/satelliti_meteo.htm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DReMHm5gq8
    Congratulations for this site
    best regards to all
    Ennio IK6DTA

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  8. Edward

    RATS!! By not using the swap I &Q box in SDR# resulted in an off frequency tune of 48kHz on a nice daytime pass this morning.

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  9. Joel Gonzalez

    Hi, I have question. I’m getting images in the 1, 2 and 5 channels while channel 3 is blank. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong. I just started decoding these signals yesterday…

    Thanks
    Joel, W4GON

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  10. Mirus Johannes

    Hi Oleg, if you would like you can read my HP M2 link.
    The recordings are still being made currently using the plugin IF recorder.
    First experiments with Vasili QPSK recorder still running. Greetings from Germany, greeting jo

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    1. ROBONUKA Post author

      Hello.
      I fixed a bug that caused the error memory overflow. The new version is available for download. This version is based on a crude version that I did not want to publish so long as it can be shown other bugs.
      Thanks for the help.
      Oleg

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  11. per

    It’s a great idea! The opportunities that follow digital recepetion and collaboration are endless! Just got my QFH rebuilt and working and can now receive some nice chunks with just the antenna and RTL-dongle. The viewer is a great step. Maybe and some “live” web-front to the downloaded chunks? A bit hard to verify that received data has been uploaded.

    Keep up the superb work!

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    1. ROBONUKA Post author

      Hi Per,

      At the moment the system is running in debug mode. Access to deposit and credit data is free (join is free). If someone wants to personalize their AmigoID he can send their AmigoID, name, locator(optionally) and link to the web resource (optionally) on my address bekrenevov@mail.ru.

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    1. ROBONUKA Post author

      Hello Roland!
      Thank you for the beautiful images.
      Please, place your future image’s links in the section of Meteor-M N2 LRPT Gallery
      to not lose them.
      Good luck!
      S-73

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    1. Luke

      Simon, how did you created rectified version of this image? It looks slightly different than from SmoothMeteor and it is not distorted like from MSUProj?

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  12. Clinton

    hi, my name is Clinton and I am trying to receive imagery from meteor mn2 at 137.1000 and I’m on the east coast of Australia.
    The problem is there is pits of signal. I’ve tried using my household aerials and the aerials that come with the RTL2832u sticks. I’m using a e4000 stick. Nothing will process. Will rabbit ears with a built in amp be any help
    Please advise
    Thanks Clinton

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  13. Tihomir Meščić

    Hi everyone.

    Is it true that Meteor-M 2 is no longer transmitting LRPT signal on 137.1 MHz? What about the other frequency (137.9MHz)?

    Best regards,
    Tihomir

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    1. Blackbolt

      Meteor-M 2 is not transmitting any LRPT at the moment at the request of Meteorologists. It however is transmitting HRPT.

      That being said you can pick up LRPT on Meteor-M 1. M1 has come back to life and is transmitting beautiful pictures!!!!

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      1. Tihomir Meščić

        Thanks for the information. Is the format of data the same for Meteor-M 1 and Meteor M-2? Can I use the same method for recording data and decode it with LRPT Offline Decoder?

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  14. gurrsoft

    Hi everyone!

    Does anyone know what happened with Meteor M1? I am no longer getting image from either M1 or M2. This morning I tried again and this time actually observed a signal, but it definitely was not LRPT. It’s bandwidth was less than usual and it’s ‘image’ did not split into 4 in the QPSK plugin. I recorded ~30 seconds baseband if anyone knows how to analyse it… Links is (download might be throttled, pls be patient):

    If you have any information or know a webpage where I could check the status of the 2 Meteor satellites, or you know what the signal is I managed to report please let me know!

    Thank you

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  15. maty eisenberg

    how can i send pictures to you? i live in Israel and for a long time i was getting pictures from M2 and now only from M1 ,, is there a way that i can send them to you on regular base or nor. glad to hear from you
    maty

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  16. ROBONUKA Post author

    Hi, maty eisenberg!
    You can send your meteor’s link to the gallery section.
    We will add the images to the Gallery.
    S-73

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  17. Valery

    Hi all!
    Have you any suggestions, how Meteor data could be used for air quality monitoring in cities?
    Will be very appreciated for the answer

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  18. Janis

    Hi!
    Thanks for a great software.
    But i have a problem to receive image from Meteor satellite. I can receive nice, strong signal, but decoding starts only when satellite is far away and signal is fading out, so i can get only last seconds from all pass… Maybe someone have some suggestions what i am doing wrong.

    Thanks!!

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    1. Simon

      Check your PC clock (time must be correct to a second or better) and your tuner correction value (PPM).

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      1. Tihomir Meščić

        I am also having some difficulties with decoding the signal on one of my PCs. Why is PC clock important in the receiving/decoding process? And what is PPM?

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    2. Hiroshi Yamazaki JR7HOV/1

      Perhaps the signal is too strong for QPSK demodulation. Is the constellation of QPSK is like four dots? If the each dots shape like ellipse, it overloaded. Please try to decrease the gain of receiver -10dB or more.

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  19. Enzo

    Hello,
    please when i have the METEOR M2 in AOS,
    i see that the LRPT program opens and quickly close.
    What to do?
    Thanks
    Enzo.

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      1. ROBONUKA Post author

        Спасибо, Даниил.
        Неполадки обсуждаем в разделе Troubleshooting.
        Станислав
        73

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  20. Taavi

    Thank you for the excellent software! Is there any particular reason the source of LRPT Analizer is not available? I can’t seem to be finding anything about it.

    I just set up an automatic Meteor-M N2 receiver on raspberry pi2/3. It works really great up until the last step which includes manually downloading the symbols file from my server and then decoding it by LRPT Analizer to get the image…. one step missing from a fully automatic system.

    Reply

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