Here are some Russian’s using US military satellites for communication, similar to their Brazilian counterparts 😉
Here is a very rough summary of the comms: The stations discuss their equipment and activities for satcom radio communication. One operator mentions using a 15-watt power with a double cross antenna on their apartment’s windowsill (possibly in Khabarovsk). They talked about Youth Day celebrations and fishing. They also talk about FLT-8, currently positioned above Australia, and communication the day prior with someone over in Kazakhstan. They mention using an SDR to locate transponders and mention some other satellites such as UFO-4, FLT-5, and UFO-11. The conversation also touched on the challenge of communication with distant regions like Moscow and St. Petersburg due to limited elevation angles.