First copy of new satellite QB50P2 over the UK

With the launch of a number of Cubesats this evening, I was keen to take a listen on the first pass over the UK. I listened for QB50P1 on 145.815 and QB50P2 on 145.880. The pass was very low here – only a couple of degrees, but I was delighted to hear QB50P2 on CW – weak but easy copy.

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On Twitter, Dave G4DPZ reported he’d heard P1, so they are both alive and well!

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

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