I've introduced me and my team (me and myself) elsewhere and briefly stated my intentions. Here I'm just posting in regards to the reception of the radio signal.
As I stated in that post, the transmitter will produce beeps a few seconds apart on a VHF marine frequency. That range was picked because it's high enough to penetrate the ionosphere on a good day, should work with a reasonable free wire antenna length, and yet low enough to not require distributed transmission line elements and the like, all while being reasonably easy to monitor.
So I'm just posting to see what kind of gear the members here have access to that they could use for a potential orbit validation. Besides just marine radios, I imagine a lot (all?) of ham radio enthusiasts would have the equipment necessary.
The satellite will be launched in an elongated polar orbit, so every one at a northern enough latitude should be able to pick up the signal, although in this case the path and hence path loss will be great. For this you'll probably need some sort of reasonably high gain antenna like a Yagi-uda and a quality radio. At any rate, the satellite will of course transverse most parts of the earths surface over its nine (or more!) orbits, so even a low gain antenna should be able to pick up at least something once.