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[jamsat-news:1169] * SpaceNews 18-Oct-99 *
SB NEWS @ AMSAT $SPC1018
* SpaceNews 18-Oct-99 *
MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 1999
* OSCAR-27 NEWS *
On Monday 11-Oct-99, Chuck Wyrick, KM4NZ, reset the TEPR states of AO-27
TEPR 4 = 22
TEPR 5 = 58
[Info via Chuck Wyrick, KM4NZ]
* RS-13 NEWS *
John, GM4IHJ, reports via G3IOR that he has been hearing RS-13 downlink
well below his horizon, (for example when over Hawaii), indicating that
sub-horizon DX should be possible when using Mode K. John says that the
signals are auroral in tone and the Doppler shift indicates that they
are traveling via non-great-circle paths.
[Info via Ray, W2RS]
* NEW AMSAT WEB SITE *
A new AMSAT web site has come alive on the internet: http://www.amsat-on.org/,
sponsored by AMSAT Belgium. This web site contains information on the 24 GHz
transponder designed for the Phase 3D spacecraft as well as other information
pertaining to amateur satellite communications.
[Info via Berto, ON1CAU, AMSAT-ON Webmaster]
* ARIANE LAUNCH SCHEDULE *
Don DeJarnette, KC4YRT reports that Ariane's launch schedule is available
on the web at:
* AMSAT CONVENTION NEWS *
This year's AMSAT Convention was success, and drew participants from
around the world. Ham ingenunity was alive and well as usual. During
the convention, the following message was uploaded to the KITSAT-OSCAR-25
satellite from WB6LLO:
We are transmitting from the Hanalei hotel in San Diego at the AMSAT
convention site......We are using homebrew quadrifilar antennas,
fixed EL at 45 degrees, and rotating with a U 100 rotor...
Cost for the entire antenna system, about $55.....
Bob, WB4APR, had trouble transmitting APRS packets out of his hotel
room during the Convention, so he took a few helium balloons from some
nearby decorations and used them to support his J-pole transmitting
antenna 14 feet above his balcony and above the hotel roof.
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