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Radio-Sky Spectrograph

The Radio-Sky Spectrograph software, RSS, ( is the preferred spectrograph recording & display software for Radio JOVE. The latest installation update of RSS (Version 2.9.63) is available at:

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


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:

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:

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: Training Modules - The Radio JOVE project in partnership with the SunRISE Ground Radio Lab have produced a series of training modules about radio astronomy and using your Radio JOVE system.

 Observer's Corner

23 April 2024 was a busy day for solar emission. Dave Typinski at AJ4CO Observatory, Florida, USA recorded this spectrogram using an FSX spectrograph fed by two 24 foot long TFD (Terminated Folded Dipole) antennas arranged similar to a Radio JOVE dual dipole array.

We see here some Solar Type III bursts at 1735 UTC, followed by a radio blackout from an M2.9 Class X-ray flare peaking at 1745 UTC, followed by a Type II radio burst from 1750 to 1815 UTC, followed by a couple of Type III bursts at 1825 and 1843 UTC.

a spectrogram from Dave Typinski observatory AJ4CO showing a series of solar radio bursts