Another Look at the Vanguard 260

vng9Figure 1: Vanguard 260 PL NOAA weather satellite receiver (click to enlarge).

This blog article revisits the Vanguard 260 PL, a weather satellite receiver from the seventies that I found (as a rare bargain) on Ebay.  It covers the 137 MHz NOAA low earth orbit (LEO) APT (image) weather satellite frequencies, when it’s fixed up with the correct crystals.  I love the simplicity of the unit, and it reportedly works well given both the time period of the technology, and the low parts count.

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