Sputnik 41

Bruno Tilgner (Bruno_Tilgner@compuserve.com)
Sat, 14 Nov 1998 19:49:20 -0500

Although this is strictly speaking off-topic for SEESAT-L I want to
mention that I have heard Sputnik 41 at 145.815 MHz, amplitude
modulation, on Sunday 15 November at 00:10 UTC from my location at
48.85N 2.2E. I was using the TLEs for Mir and apparently Sputnik 41
is still in its vicinity.

The receiver was a SONY ICF-PRO80 with a frequency converter and a
whip antenna. I could hear the voice message in Russian and in
French, but not in English, just once. I suppose the satellite is
tumbling slowly and its antennas have to be in a favorable
orientation for the observer/listener.

Bruno Tilgner
Paris, France