[amsat-bb] Re: CAPE-2 heard in France

Nick Pugh K5QXJ quadpugh at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 3 06:20:04 PST 2013

Tnx fr the report please send more


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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Jean-Pierre Godet
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 7:27 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org; amsat-f at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [amsat-bb] CAPE-2 heard in France

   Dear friends from University of loisiana in Lafayette,

   Your bird was heard in the North of France when flying over Oran
(Algeria), orbit number 204, especially the CW beacon (on 145.823 MHz +-
Doppler) between 12:12:52 and 12:13:06 UTC, content was "EUL CAPE 2 OR
UF231". The signal was somewhat chirpy, but it's exactly the sound which the
real lover of CW like above all. Really !  :-)
   The signal to noise ratio is not too good because I'm using an old AM/FM
scanner from the 80s heterodyned by my medium wave homebrew transmitter
fitted with a 456.9 Xtal. The antenna was a vertical half-wave inside the

   The next orbit, number 205, was heard too, with the CW beacon affected at
that time by a hoarse voice and suffering from a strong fadding. So I'm not
absolutly sure, poor lonesome telegraphist, of my human decoding, "M5UL CAPE
2 ÜR 5045", something like that. It was over the East coast of Spain,
between 12:12:52 and 12:13:06 :

   Congratulation to the Cajun Advanced Picosat Experiment team from France

   Jean-Pierre F5YG

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