This weekend I was hiking theĀ The Boulevard Trail in the Smokey Mountains. Being so high up I took advantage of the elevation and began scanning 2 meter frequencies. My FT-60 stopped at 145.995 mhz and I heard a faint transmission.

“This is ARISSAT-1 RS01”

I immediately recognized this as an Amateur Radio satellite transmission. I did my best to capture the transmission via video (below), however I later discovered that the video camera was actually creating interference. Thanks to iMovie I was able to tweek the audio in this video so that it was more understandable.

Enjoy the video!