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Re: Bounce your signal off Mir (passive satellite)



Ran some Mir bounce tests with another station a couple of years ago on 432
MHz CW.  Due to Doppler, manually tuning the signal in the passband was
rather difficult.

Andy N9AB



----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard W L Limebear" <Richard@g3rwl.demon.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2000 21:10 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Bounce your signal off Mir (passive satellite)


> Miles Mann writes:
>
> > We'll, have you tried to bounce your signal off of Mir?
> > It called Earth-Mir-Earth?
>
> Some Brits played around with what they called sat-scat (satellite
scatter)
> several years ago; they found it was do-able with the larger chunks of
> metal. You need slightly less than a moonbounce-class station, and
patience.
> Mir, being so big, should be ideal but remember to expect about double the
> usual amount of doppler (uplink doppler plus downlink doppler) so, on 2m,
> this could amount to something like +/- 6 KHz maximum.
>
> 73
> Richard W L Limebear G3RWL
> g3rwl@amsat.org
> FOC # 1188
>
>           So many beautiful girls ..... (sob) so little time
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