While doing some scanning in the shack had a digital signal pop up on 465.9875 MHz. After some additional research I found out that this is a downlink from the EUMETSAT Metop and NOAA polar orbiting weather satellites used to communication with Data Collection System platforms in the 401 MHz area.
There is even a software decoder produced by my good friend Bev-Ewen Smith.
BTW Bev has a done of monitor related decoding software packages at
This includes his very popular Planeplotter ADS-B software at
https://www.coaa.co.uk/software.htm (Be sure to tell Bev that N5FPW Larry sent ya).
Anyway the 465.9875 downlink was very strong and should be easy for anyone to hear even on simple equipment.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Monitored a New Satellite Downlink
Posted by Larry at 8/09/2016 10:56:00 AM
Labels: Argos-3, Downlink Frequency, Metop, NOAA weather satellites
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