[TriLUG] Re: Attn HAMmers.. question for you
Neil L. Little
nllittle at vnet.net
Sat Jan 28 20:04:04 EST 2006
Most sats can be recieved using a good vertical antenna.
I know that I have listened to a pass with the shuttle on a regular Handie Talkie.
Here's a link that will give you a better idea of what to expect.
Neil Little, WAZ4AZL JARS Forever!! er....TRILUG too!
Slashdot has run a story about SuitSat, a russian spacesuit packed with some
batteries and a transmitter that was thrown overboard from the International
The article claims that anyone with a police scanner can pick this
transmission up on frequency 145.990 MHz, which my scanner will do. The
next pass over the Raleigh area is tomorrow morning from 07:02:22 to
07:12:37. The data transmitted back to Earth will be the environmental data
from the suit.
This doesn't leave much time to prepare. Will a handheld scanner be able to
recieve this transmission? They say, of course, the bigger the antenna the
better, but I don't have time to run out and get a gazillion dbi gain
antenna for my handheld.
Grrrr. Is there any way for one of the HAM guys to somehow tune in and
broadcast over the Internet just in case? Or call into an Asterisk server
that is patched into the frequency (cough.. Mark Turner.. cough)?
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