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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

04 September 2022 - Two Radio JOVE observers, separated by over 1400 miles simultaneously observed a strange feature in their spectrogram data. Featured here are the spectrograms from Thomas Ashcraft of Heliotown Radio Observatory in Lamy, New Mexico (upper panel) and Dave Typinski of AJ4CO Radio Observatory in High Springs, Florida (lower panel). The strange feature is known as a Propagation TeePee, a spectral mark attributed to distant lightning that several Radio JOVE participants including Ashcraft and Typinski had reported in a scientific journal and presented at a recent meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). More details on Propagation TeePees can be found in the February 2020 issue of the Radio JOVE Bulletin and in the Geophysical Research Letters article, 'Propagation Teepee: A Possible High-Frequency (15-30 MHz) Remote Lightning Signature Identified by Citizen Scientists.'

two simultaneous spectrograms from 1400 miles apart showing a propagation teepee