University of Alberta observatory domes

FM Receivers
How to Build an Antenna
Data Software

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Updated March 14, 2011

To detect meteors using radios you need the following pieces of equipment and software:

a digitally tuned FM radio
a few electronic components
an antenna
coaxial cable from the antenna to the radio
a PC computer for data collection
Sky Pipe data logging software

See this note about costs covered by the Sky Scan project for participating Alberta schools.


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