Re: Sputnik 41

Dale Ireland (direland@drdale.com)
Sat, 14 Nov 1998 18:21:49 -0800

Bruno
I recorded all the messages this morning and you can hear them on my web
page below.
The onset and termination of the signal indicated the Sputnik41 was about 4
minutes ahead of MIR so it is probably 6-8 minutes ahead now.
Has anyone spotted it?

Dale Ireland
Astronomy Page http://www.drdale.com
Comets, Satellites, Eclipses, Photography, Fabrications

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruno Tilgner <Bruno_Tilgner@compuserve.com>


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