It’s October 2020 and I have just finished and shared on my blog a PowerPoint presentation that take you through the steps of converting a Maidenhead locator code to the latitude and longitude at the centre of the locator.
In February 2020 my 1.5 metre prime satellite dish was destroyed by strong winds from storm Dennis. The dish was ripped from it’s mount overnight and I found it at the end of my garden bent and dented. Beyond repair I had no choice but to scrap it.
After a few weeks of searching I purchased a secondhand 1.5 metre x 1.7 metre offset dish.
This blog post contains pictures of the dish as it arrived. Soon I will be making modifications as part of my QO-100 Es’hail-2 project.
MiniTiouner hardware was designed by Jean-Pierre F6DZP and is a DVB-S/S2 USB receiver that works with MiniTioune software. It covers 143MHz to 2450MHz and was designed for use by Amateur Television (ATV) operators.
Like other amateur radio operators I want to use the MiniTiouner and software to receive transmissions from the Es’hail 2 QO-100 geostationary satellite.
I built my MiniTiouner (phase 1) in January 2019 but due to work commitments have just got round to using it.
This post shows the step by step process of calculating the distance as the crow flies between two points using latitude and longitude of both points. I have used this calculation in logging software I have been continuously developing the last three years.