SEEDS-II cubesat reception with Funcube Dongle and Arrow antenna

This is the first 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 SEEDS-II / CO-66 cubesat with a 90 mW CW beacon. The recording was done in JO45KG during orbit 15338.

The Funcube Dongle can receive the spacecraft already at AOS and becomes quite strong around TCA. This was a very impressive performance supporting the usability of the Funcube Dongle as a low cost VHF/UHF receiver for space communications.