CNN report amateurs receive lunar rover radio signal

Jade Rabbit (Yutu) 8462.078 MHz signal received by Paul Marsh M0EYT February 12, 2014

Jade Rabbit (Yutu) 8462.078 MHz signal received by Paul Marsh M0EYT February 12, 2014

Beijing’s Jade Rabbit (Yutu) lunar rover had been thought to be dead but its radio signal on 8462.078 MHz was received by radio amateur Paul Marsh G7EYT / M0EYT on February 12, 2014.

In their story about Jade Rabbit’s return CNN mentions that the amateur @UHF_Satcom Twitter feed reported reception of the rover’s signal.

Jade Rabbit (Yutu) rover on the lunar surface imaged by the Chang'e 3 lander

Jade Rabbit (Yutu) rover on the lunar surface imaged by the Chang’e 3 lander

They say: “An amateur website dedicated to monitoring radio signals from space also reported on its Twitter account that it had detected “pretty good signals” from the device.”

Read the CNN story at
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/12/world/asia/jade-rabbit-resurrection/index.html

UHF-Satcom
Twitter https://twitter.com/uhf_satcom
Web http://www.uhf-satcom.com/
Yahoo https://groups.yahoo.com/group/amateur-DSN

Summary of all Chang’e 3 lunar signals received to date
http://www.uhf-satcom.com/amateurdsn/chang-e-3/

BBC News report Jade Rabbit ‘dead’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26166296

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