Attempt No.1 to receive Ardusat

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Feb 2 , 2014

Today, I built an antenna as specified here:

here’s what my version looks like:

433 MHz Yagi Antenna

I attempted to receive ArduSat-X and ArduSat-1, and I think I saw the CW beacon of ArduSat-X with gqrx but I hadn’t adjusted for the doppler effect, or something, because it appeared some distance away from 437.000MHz. And I only recorded the last few symbols, not even a full letter of morse.

Over the next little while, I’ll try to construct a flow graph in GnuRadio that’ll let me see the FFT waterfall, hear where I’m tuned to, and record the raw IQ values for the whole range, so I can come back later and decode the FM CW beacon at the corrected location!

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