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Pictures taken during June 2020

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A few weeks later, a second flower pot showed up. I named the first one Neil 8 and the second one Neil 9, for Neil's nine lives. Every once in a while I go out and visit with the Neils. Buzz and I miss him very much.
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Which way is South again?
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Mounting the antenna onto a big board made it much easier to manage
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I forget why you have to tilt it. Something to do with my latitude and how far my longitude differs from the satellite's
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Looking good!
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GOES-16, is that you?
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I confused some neighbors
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This is how I kept the Raspberry Pi cool
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Like my chalk compass?
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This filter and amplifier is what makes this possible. It filters out signals other than a small range, which is the range that we want
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I wonder if my neighbors thought I was spying on them
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I think we have something!
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We definitely have something!! This is the signal from GOES-16! It's got a lot of bandwidth, literally, so it can downlink imagery. Wow!
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This is so so cool. Also, if you're wondering about the light-themed terminal, I'm not a monster. It was just too bright outside to see otherwise
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I put a bag of ice (and eventually water) on top of the radio to keep it cool. I covered it in aluminum foil so the water wouldn't leak onto it. I think the combination of the foil and the water was probably a wash. But the radio never broke so I guess the bag worked!
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A more permanent location in the backyard
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Now with a weather enclosure for the filter
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A full disc image captured by GOES-16!! New full disc images come down every 30 minutes.
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