Outernet offers a Do-it-yourself L-Band receiver kit for users at any technical knowledge level, from the plug-and-play users to do-it-yourselfers.
Deluxe Kit: $79 - $99 (+ shipping)
Build your own L-Band receiver with this Kit
- Antenna, LNA, and SDR Radio, and a C.H.I.P. single board computer
- Optional battery for mobile power source
How Outernet Works
Outernet's filecast is a groundbreaking innovation in broadcasting, marrying radio broadcasting with file delivery, transcending the format and time limitations of traditional radio or TV broadcasting.
Our filecast differentiates itself from a traditional broadcast by sending information as data files, so content is no longer limited to video and audio. Now, any content format can be sent over a radio signal. Receivers automatically cache these files locally, so users can enjoy flexible, on-demand access to content.
With the global reach of satellite broadcasting, this system is paving a new way to distribute, access, and consume content
Outernet provides a broadcast for the digital age.
The technology behind Outernet consists of the following components: signal, antenna, SDR, amplifier, and free software.
We have made our hardware components available to everyone, and our signal is free-to-receive, so anyone can build a receiver and use our L-Band service.
Outernet delivers 20 MB of content per day, including:
- Beautiful interactive weather data
- News feeds from
- Voice of America
- BBC World
- Al Jazeera
- Deutsche Welle
- World Health Organization
- Ham Radio APRS
- Offline Wikipedia pages
Users can contribute small files to the broadcast in our Filecast center.