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Intro

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.

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
No rotator Vertical
Cross-Yagi
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Use the above table to select your setup. E.g. SatNOGS Network > SatNOGS Client > RaspberryPi > Yaesu G550 > Kenwood TS2000 > UHF helical & VHF Cross Yagi

Next steps

Once you have a ground station ready, you should go ahead and operate it! More info can be found on Operation wiki page.