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Author Topic: Decoder Software for Radiosondes?  (Read 722 times)
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« on: December 01, 2017, 11:42:19 AM »

Our local NWS office launches weather balloons (radiosondes) twice daily...They broadcast on 1676 mHz...Does anyone know of decoding software that will decode this frequency? Most programs seem to use the 403-406 mHz range...Thanks...
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 12:40:32 PM »

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/big-list-rtl-sdr-supported-software/
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 04:21:18 PM »

Our local NWS office launches weather balloons (radiosondes) twice daily...They broadcast on 1676 mHz...Does anyone know of decoding software that will decode this frequency? Most programs seem to use the 403-406 mHz range...Thanks...

https://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/radiosonde-decoder.html

I'm not sure which range this works in, as it "only works with some radiosondes used in the USA." However, there is a Windows and a Mac version so download it and try it out.

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 08:12:30 PM »

This book has a wealth of information on software defined radios including radiosonde monitoring. $10 for Kindle version.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Hobbyist%27s+Guide+to+the+RTL-SDR

For the sonde software they recommend: http://www.coaa.co.uk/sondemonitor.htm
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 07:45:25 AM »

Realistically, what sort of reception range should I expect? My local NWS office is about 35 miles away, straight line with no real obstructions...(Heck, we live in Kansas!) Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 08:01:53 AM »

Realistically, what sort of reception range should I expect? My local NWS office is about 35 miles away, straight line with no real obstructions...(Heck, we live in Kansas!) Thanks!

I would think a lot more than 35 miles. I used to have an ADS-B receiver in my garage, the antenna was also in the garage, and I consistently received planes from 100 miles.
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