[amsat-bb] CW satellite beacon on 145.865?

Daniel Estévez daniel at destevez.net
Wed Dec 31 11:10:27 UTC 2014


I was listening to the AO-73 pass this morning when I heard a CW beacon
from a satellite that I have been unable to identify. The signal has the
characteristic Doppler shift, so it's definitely from a satellite. The
beacon repeats every 30 seconds.

My antenna setup is far from optimal, so only three beacon intervals can
be copied (but the signal was strong) on the recording. The CW reads:


My QTH is in IN80DO, near Madrid, Spain, and the time was 10:18 UTC
31/12/2014. The frequency was around 145.866.

I have tried to Google for this CW sequence or the frequency trying to
identify the satellite, but I have had no luck. Could anyone help me?

I attach a small audio recording of the CW. The time was 10:18:33 UTC.


73 and Happy New Year,

Dani EA4GPZ.

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