Please note that the "View Live Data" button is not operational at the present time. 


From this webpage, one can access live data from the University of Florida's Radio Observatory (UFRO).  The observations are in the frequency range of 18-32 MHz which is the optimum range for observing Jupiter from ground based stations. These observations occur between dusk and dawn when the ionosphere is permeable to these radio frequencies. Jupiter's radio emissions are bursty in nature; however, predictions of activity can be, and has been, calculated using past data and current theories of the radio emission process.

A log-spiral array is used to obtain information about the emission.  A computer controlled data acquisition system is in operation at the UFRO. The system performs automatic observations of Jupiter's decametric radio emission without the need of the presence of an observer. A total of 19 data channels are sampled at 2 samples/sec/channel and the digital data is stored in the hard drive. The computer controls the data sampling, the calibration of the data, and the phasing of the antenna. To view a schematic diagram of the receivers and the A/D card, please click on the link below.

Schematic Diagram

System Requirements:
  • 28.8K or faster modem
Recommended Software:


Instructions for viewing live data

Under construction

  • For sound samples of L and S Bursts, and solar bursts, please click on the link below:
UFRO Sound Samples