The Winds of Change

Yes, I know things have been slow as of late. Let’s get right down to it.Many of you may have noticed a change in the frequency of YouTube uploads, Blog Articles, and even Podcast episodes. Even social media was suffering, my Twitter, Facebook you name it! So,...
NOAA 15 Experiencing a Failure?

NOAA 15 Experiencing a Failure?

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen issues with the NOAA-15 satellite. Last year the RTL-SDR blog posted about some issues the satellite was having. The NOAA-15 Weather Satellite May be Failing These issues/errors appear to have been intermittent and even...

MiTEE Cubesat Interview

Hi, Derek here with a few addenda to the video here. I want to clarify that everything said here was my opinion and not necessarily representative of the University of Michigan or even MiTEE as an organization. The CubeSat was not at all completely designed by...

Guest on Signals and Bits

I was recently interviewed on a new podcast [Signals and Bits] created by Ben Hilburn [@bhilburn]. Ben has been an influential individual within the radio and open source software community for many years. He is the President of the [GNURadio Project] that has...
GPS To Inmarsat/Iridium Modification

GPS To Inmarsat/Iridium Modification

If you’re in the market for a decent L-band antenna with a built in LNA, one you can power via a simple 5v bias tee. Look no further than a GPS antenna. These antennas are generally housed with their own LNA which is powered via a bias-tee. Generally all you...