Get Started

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So you want to build a satellite ground station, great! Here you can find all info to get you started.


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
Use the above table to select your setup. E.g. SatNOGS Network > SatNOGS Client > RaspberryPi > Yaesu G550 > Kenwood TS2000 > UHF helical & VHF Cross Yagi

Join the community

Once you selected your setup, make sure to get connected with fellow SatNOG-ers:

  1. Sign up for our newsletter.
  2. Join the community forums and announce yourself.
  3. Follow us on twitter, facebook, google+
  4. Create an account to SatNOGS DB and start contributing!