Friday, September 23, 2011

CHINA is not too far....

From South Italy on board of LEONARDO (oceanographic vessel) I recorded this emission.
RX time was around 06:30 UTC , antenna 7mt wire referred to the Hull.
You can hear in the background the propulsion noise.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Today I had my best SAT reception at 145.950 MHZ FM.
The antenna was o short dipole , this resemble more
to Rabbits Ears with a short 300 ohms line in the middle
before the radio connector.
In fact I stolen it from an old TV set.
The idea was capturing an mp3 file , but just few minutes
before the sat passage , I realized the I could make a video clip
of the all setup.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Today I tried to receive ARISSAT-1 with the minimum cable lenght
from the dipole to the RX.
I Had a good audio for less than 1 min
with the horizontal dipole direction S/W.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

ARISSAT-1 QRSS style 13_AUG reception

I am sorry for the terrible quality of the video clip,expecially the audio.
Yesterday's satellite passage was indicate as "good visibility".
I have a lot to improve in my reception setup (IC-R6 + 10 mt dipole).
Before the videoclip processing I was able to identify the audio callsign.
The 600 hz tone ,decreasing while approaching to the max elevation , was well
visible with SPECTRUMLAB.
In any case it was a nice experience !

Here you can follow realtime satellite's postion.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My first ARISSAT-1 reception

Yesterday 10AUG 2011 I did my first satellite reception .
It was ARISSAT-1 deployed from the ISS.

I was lucky to receive with my IC-R6 around 2350 local , his callsign in FM .
The carrier was off for the most part of his fly above my head.

Loud and clear when he switched on his transmitter.