Amateur Radio Sleuth Rediscovers a Cold War-Era 'Zombie Satellite'

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Amateur Radio Sleuth Rediscovers a Cold War-Era 'Zombie Satellite'

I saw this reported somewhere else but can't recall where.

I just dialed up the frequency on my IC-R8500 because the map indicates it's current position is northwest of here and one of my milsat antennas points that way.

It's there - faint but just audible in the noise. Audio attached as a .zip file.
 

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I now recall seeing mention in the May 2020 edition of The Spectrum Monitor.

Thanks for mentioning Scott's blog - I wasn't aware of that.

Riddles in the Sky
 

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I got all excited about rushing outside and turning my old band 2 TV antenna around to catch the next orbit. Then I sat down and worked out where and when and calmed down a bit - he won't be back to due north until the 16th May! No need to panic yet then..... :)

I found the Keps for LES 5 .....

LES 5
1 02866U 67066E 20127.17336065 -.00000092 00000-0 00000+0 0 9991
2 02866 2.9459 274.7790 0053768 356.9327 226.7046 1.09425611106589

I use David Taylors WXtrack - gives me a nice world picture...

LES 5 sml.jpg
 
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