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Detecting the Perseids meteor shower using RTL-SDR

Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 in how-to, SDR by the machinegeek


Amateur radio operation EB3FRN demonstrates how he used an RTL-SDR dongle tuned to a distant VHF transmitter as a passive radar receiver to view the echoes produced by the meteor’s ionization. The signal he received was from the Graves radar system on 143.050 MHz, using a VHF ground plane connected to the dongle. He displayed the scatters using Baudline.

Via RTL-SDR.com.

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One Response to “Detecting the Perseids meteor shower using RTL-SDR”

  1. sfsdf says:

    Cool just like a simpler, more primitive version of the Murchison Widefield Array telescope:

    Homepage of telescope:
    http://www.mwatelescope.org/

    Preliminary study on the subject using the MWA telescope:
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.2742

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