Thanks for your interest on building a satellite ground station! First things first you need to understand all the different components of a ground station. Head over to # to read more about ground stations. Once you familiarized yourself with all the components you need to make a selection on what you are going to be building (and/or buying). Below you can find a table outlining all the different options.
A satellite ground station is made up from different parts. The following diagram can help you select your setup based on your needs and/or your existing setup.
|Control Software||Host Software||Host Computer||Rotator||Radio||Antenna|
|SatNOGS Network||SatNOGS Client||Embedded PC||SatNOGS Rotator||SDR||Yagi|
|Other Software||Regular PC||Commercial Rotator||Transceiver||Helical|
Once you have a ground station ready, you should go ahead and operate it! More info can be found on Operation wiki page.