3. Do I Have a Good Site?
How do you know if you have selected a good site? One way is if it produces good results – that is if you get solar bursts and Jupiter signals when other observers do. You can check out submissions to the Radio Jove data archive and compare your records with what others have heard. You may also be able to tell by the sound of the receiver noise – if you tune between stations and hear a raucous (possibly intermittent) buzzing sound this is a bad sign and is likely caused by power line arcing. If you hear a rather steady hissing noise this may be a good site. If you compare the audio level out of the receiver at different locations, the site with the lowest background noise is the best.