Techniques for using the RTL Dongle to Detect Meteors
A new paper has been released by Dr David Morgan on using the lower costs RTL Dongle as an SDR processor with SpectrumLab. The paper covers the setting up and use of the dongle. Download the paper from the Meteor Projects Page
Volume 2 Issue 2 of The BAA Radio Astronomy Group RAGazine now available for download
The new downloadable magazine has content and contributions from many of the members of our group. Jeff Lashley has edited the latest edition. Please contact Jeff if you would like to contribute. Contact details are within the pdf download.
All issues can be downloaded from here.
News and Updates
2014 October and November VLF Report now available
John Cook has issued the 2014 July and August VLF Reports
Volume 2 Issue 1 of the RAGazine now available to download - see below
Dr David Morgan has released his Presentation from the RAG2014 General Meeting entitled 'Limitations of Amateur Radio Astronomy'. It is available for download from our 'Download' section or a direct download link here
Amateur Radio Astronomy group tracks Milky Way Hydrogen emissions
Peter East has published a new paper describing a Low Cost Hydrogen Line Radio Telescope
Paul Hyde has updated his paper on Evaluating the 38MHz band
David Morgan's papers on 'Detection of Meteors by RADAR' and 'Measurement of Neutral Hydrogen Velocities' have been re-released.
Note: John Cook (VLF reports) now has a new email address. jacook @ jacook.plus.com
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