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Re: Just Starting

Check out this webpage.


They have very inexpensive receiver kits (about $85 US including air
postage) for members.  They have a quarterly color magazine.

For weather sat downlinks use a program called WXSAT, if you have a pc with
a sound card.  You can download it here:


Some good wxsat links are at:


Check out the homepage at http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/5897/
-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Sack <LSack@ljbgroup.com>
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 11:46 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Just Starting

>I am looking into amateur satellites and would like your feed back on my
>I live near Dayton, Ohio (home of the Dayton Hamvention) and have a place
in the country that is very, very flat and nearly treeless. Sounds ideal
except that what trees that do exist for a half mile in any direction are
right next to my antenna location.
>I am considering getting into weather satellites initially to learn to
track and receive satellite telemetry. I'd probably use a homemade crossed
dipole system. Eventually, when the dollars are piled sufficiently high, I
plan to add an az-el antenna system and full satellite optimized
>How can I get into weather satellites cheaply? (I have plenty of computer
horsepower available).
>Any plans for the crossed dipole available?
>What are your recommendations for tracking and imagry programs given where
I plan to go?
>Any other advice?
>Thanks for your responses!!
>Larry Sack, N8QNM
>Dayton, Ohio

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