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Radio-Sky Spectrograph

The Radio-Sky Spectrograph software, RSS, (https://www.radiosky.com/specdownload.html) is the preferred spectrograph recording & display software for Radio JOVE. The latest installation update of RSS (Version 2.9.63) is available at: http://radiosky.com/spec/Spectrograph_2_9_63.exe

Example RSS chart
RSS chart of solar bursts. The X axis is time and the Y axis is frequency in MHz. Color reflects intensity.

Announcement

SDR-based Radio Telescope Kits are here!

RSP1A photo The Radio JOVE Project is now offering decametric radio telescope kits that use the SDRPlay RSP1A receiver. These enable our participants to observe a range of frequencies simultaneously. See the Kit Orders page.

Read the March 2022 Special Issue of the Radio JOVE Bulletin for more information.

From the JOVE Bulletin

Video: Historic Maryland — Jupiter Radio Emissions

marker thumbnail A film crew has created a short video on the story behind the Maryland Historic Marker which recognizes the location where the discovery of Jupiter's Radio Emissions took place in 1955.

Historical Note

20+ Years of Radio JOVE:
1999–2019

The Radio JOVE Project turned 20 years-old in 2019! Here's remembering all those who have made the project go over the years, some who are, sadly, no longer with us. Thank you to all those who support and participate in Radio JOVE.

Watch live-streamed Radio JOVE data on YouTube!

Radio JOVE team member Larry Dodd live-streams his radio spectrograph data and audio on YouTube. The spectrograph data come from an SDRplay receiver operating over the 16–24 MHz frequency range. The audio is streamed from an original Radio JOVE receiver tuned to 20.1 MHz. See and hear his live data here: https://youtube.com/channel/UCtawz3MnMBwjz9ShhSC0ygQ/live.

Welcome to Radio JOVE!

team constructing RJ 1.1 kit Radio JOVE students and amateur scientists from around the world observe and analyze natural radio emissions of Jupiter, the Sun, and our galaxy using their own easy to construct radio telescopes.

What's New: Our Project announces Radio JOVE 2.0, where participants assemble a 16-24 MHz radio spectrograph to observe solar, Jupiter, Galactic, and Earth-based natural radio emissions and share their observations with fellow participants.
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 Observer's Corner

05 November 2022 - Radio JOVE observer John Cox from Easley, South Carolina, USA observed a Jupiter radio storm that lasted over 1.5 hours. The radio bursts detected that evening were from a Jupiter radio event known as an Io-B storm. These storms can be predicted based on the orientation of Jupiter facing Earth and the orbital position of Jupiter's moon, Io. On the night of November 5th both of these conditions were such that an Io-B storm was predicted to occur. Observer John Cox was ready. His radio equipment enabled him to detect these bursts over the frequency range of 16 to 24 MHz. He produced from these data both fixed frequency time series plots at 20.1 MHz as well as dynamic spectrograms. His spectrograms display the wispy features of the Jupiter radio emission superimposed by striations due to propagating through Jupiter and the Earth's plasma environments. Also present in these spectrograms are local radio interference which appear as narrow vertical stripes. For more information on Jupiter radio bursts see the following articles: The Jovian Decametric Emission - (University of Florida) and the Radio JOVE Science Brief: The Jovian Decametric Radio Emission and if you're interested in planning for your own Jupiter radio observation you may want to read the Radio JOVE Bulletin article, So you want to observe Jupiter with Radio JOVE? - Planning your observing

a fixed frequency time series plot of Jupiter Io-B radio bursts taken on November 5, 2022
a spectrogram of Jupiter Io-B radio bursts taken on November 5, 2022
a spectrogram of Jupiter Io-B radio bursts taken on November 5, 2022
a spectrogram of Jupiter Io-B radio bursts taken on November 5, 2022