Regarding Observation 6206764 … My station seems perfectly incapable of receiving the Nanoconnect-2 satellite. Are local sources on that frequency a likely source? I think I saw a strong persistent signal on 950.0MHz with gqrx
It depends, it could be such that the antenna simply isn’t good enough, the transmit power is low, or that your antenna isn’t tuned right. I would recommend a small 3 element yagi (or if you can track, a 6 element 70cm yagi).