CUTE-1.7 + APD II reception with Funcube Dongle and Arrow antenna

This is the fifth satellite reception of a series recorded on Monday, February 28, 2011 using the Funcube Dongle software defined radio receiver and the Arrow II hand-held satellite antenna. The satellite is the CUTE-1.7 + APD II cubesat – also known as CO-65 – and the recording was made in JO45KG during orbit 15341.

The Funcube Dongle can receive the spacecraft even at low elevations at range ~2000km. Cute-1.7 is transmitting with 100mW CW. Good performance supporting the usability of the Funcube Dongle as a low cost VHF/UHF receiver for space communications.

Author: Alexandru Csete

Embedded software engineer in the satcom industry during the day. Radio amateur and SDR hacker during the night.