Meteor scatter reception with RTL-SDR and Gqrx

Meteor scatter, or meteor burst communications, is a challenging field within amateur radio communication, where the operators use the ionized trails of meteors for reflection of radio waves.

George Smart, M1GEO, has posted a very nice write-up on his website describing the setup that he uses for meteor scatter reception. The setup uses an RTL-SDR dongle with Gqrx as receiver, and WSJT or MSHV for decoding.

Meteor Scatter reception setup by M1GEO. Image credit: M1GEO.
Meteor Scatter reception setup by M1GEO. Image credit: M1GEO.

Check out Meteor Scatter Reception on RTL-SDR.

Author: Alexandru Csete

All-round nerd and space hacker. Known as OZ9AEC on the air.