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Znamya Amateur Radio EXperiment (ZAREX)


99/02/05 ロシア Energia社のZnamya2.5は展開に失敗。その操作にあたったMIR搭乗員がプログレスのエンジンを噴射してゆすってみるなどの試みも失敗。計画そのものが放棄される見込みです。

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 15:13:29 -0500
From: Don Horton <dhorton@bcn.net>
Subject: [jamsat-amsat-bb:22434] ZNAMYA and Amateur Radio

As you know, the Russian Znamya "Space Mirror" experiment is to be deployed at 1004 UTC on February 4. In conjunction with this experiment, a group of amateur radio operators in the Northeastern United States have created a "piggyback" experiment using two meter amateur radio. The idea is to "bounce" a radio signal off the mirror and have it return to earth.

This experiment comprises many variables, such as the angle at which the mirror is deployed, whether the material is capable of reflecting our signals, even the timing (because we all work for a living and may not be available when the bird goes over us).

Be that as it may, the ZAREX (Znamya Amateur Radio Experiment) Working Group invites your participation. First, any licensed ham may respond to our CQ signals -- we'd love to make some contacts. Second, we will acknowledge any signal reports from hams or others who might hear our attempts. This is being done in cooperation with Energia Ltd., the Russian firm which is performing the Znamya 2.5 experiment.

For more information, including frequencies and modes of operation, please visit our web site at http://www.bcn.net/~dhorton/zarex.html

To reach the Working Group directly via email: zarex@nobarc.com

Here's hoping to get a signal to you sometime on the 4th or 5th of February!

Don Horton N1ISB
Dennis Richards N1HYJ
Rick Smith KA1SON
George Bourassa KB2SAE
John Lindley WA1ZHM

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