The UKube-1 amateur radio satellite was successfully launched on 8 July from Kazakhstan. Although the satellite was only about 5 degrees above the horizon on its first pass, I was able to receive the satellites CW beacon with my homebrew “Venetian Blind Yagi” made – as the name says – out of parts from an old venetian blind.
A more detailed story can be found on the Spaceport Scotland website.
Outside with the “Venetian Blind Yagi” receiving signals from the first pass of UKube-1
The spectrum of the received signal. The morse code means “Ukube-1 calling midori” – one of the UKube-1 status messages.