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During the JOTA-JOTI 2018 the JOTA-JOTI Funcube Challenge played for a small audience.AmsatUK

During the JOTA-JOTI, the space cube sent a coded message and the first challenge was to receive the signal during a passage so that it could be decoded.With receiving equipment, antenna and an SDR dongle, the message could be converted into letters that resulted in a text message in code. See the 2nd challenge here.

Then an enigma was needed to decode the text into a correct text.And setting up the Enigma required the answers of 10 questions that had to be looked up on the internet. Then finally there was the solution.

De uitkomst was dan ook:

DEAR SCOUTS SPACE TRAVEL IS THE FUTURE GO ON A JOURNEY IN SPACE NOT ONLY DURING THE JOTA JOTI BUT THROUGH OUT THE YEAR RADIO AMATEURS CAN SUPPORT YOU HOPE TO MEET YOU IN THE  FUTURE

 And during the weekend the first entries came in already.

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There was an entry from Scout: Roel Botter, age 26, Scout / Ham operator: Martin Cohn, PE2MGA, age 41, and Scout: Roel Botter, age 26, Ham operator / human rotor: Arjan Doek, PA5AD, age 48

Equipment used: 10 element 2 meter beam, SSB 2m head pre amp, 6 element 2 meter beam, Kenwood TS-790, Heavens-Above android app for satellite tracking, laptop with FUNcube-1 dashboard

 

 

After a few attempts, the message was received and not with an automatic antenna rotor, but by Scout Arjen.

James from the Sixth Staines Scouts from the UK sent us a link from a movie about their Engima action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LW-GEFfzyk

REBEKA from the 15 RR VALENTES DE DAVI group from Bazilie, age 15, also sent us a photo of their Fun cube challenge team.

 En Roland van HAM radio: PY4ZBZ en de scouting groep Grupo Escoteiro 86° Mafeking MG photo 2018 10 21 16 30 33stuurde een weblink van hun bevindingen: https://www.qsl.net/py4zbz/fc1.htm

And Roland from HAM radio: PY4ZBZ and the scouting group Grupo Escoteiro 86 ° Mafeking MG sent a web link of their findings:

There were also less complete solutions that showed that the part with the enigma was well done.

After the JOTA-JOTI weekend, several good entries arrived. With the wish to definitely be able to take part in such a challenge again next year

The winner of the FunCube Challenge: Paulo PV8DX from Sao Vicente Boa Vista-RR Brazil was given a battery tester, a morse phone, a signal finder and a lantern next to the name bands.

100 name bands are divided among the 8 groups that have submitted an entry.