LUSAT-1 alive at night!

We knew that our LUSAT start transmitting again a couple of years ago, but only when illuminated by sun, and was not heard during the night.
On the occasion of testing the application saw there was a nightly pass, which was tried to listen.
Without much hope tuned 437.125 MHz, surprised to hear the usual strong 900mW continuous carrier +/- Doppler, but this time after 22 minutes of being LUSAT in the dark.
Commenting locally, several other hams also tried and received LUSAT.
It’s almost a miracle that after almost 25 years, LUSAT vintage Ni-Cd batteries can receive and hold charge.
It seems LUSAT is willing to greet hams on his ‘Silver Jubilee’ due next Jan-22 thru continuing talking with us from space after its more than 128,000 orbits. The LO-19, next to Oscar-7 and UO-11 is one of the most long-lived active amateur satellites.
We have included short report and audio on , Amsat-LU logs.

More information on LUSAT (although in Spanish) on
Reports welcomed at info at

73, lu7abf, Pedro

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