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Re: Listen for Beacon




Congratulations to the OPAL team for the launch !!!

Please post updated  OPAL KEPS and status reports as you get them...

-Hank N4AFL
http://www.erols.com/hheidt



At 08:13 PM 1/26/00 -0800, Bob Twiggs wrote:
>The launch of  JAWSAT, ASUSAT-1, Falconsat and OPAL are on scheduled for 
>7pm PST from Vandenberg AFB, CA tonight.  They will be in a polar, sun 
>synch orbits, approx. 750km.
>
>We would like to request that all amateurs that can, listen for the beacon 
>on OPAL and report any contact via e-mail to:
>James William Cutler <jwc@leland.Stanford.EDU>
>gregory hutchins <gmh@leland.Stanford.EDU>
>btwiggs@leland.stanford.edu
>If you would like to call the Stanford University ground station, the 
>number is:
>
>         650/725-6794
>
>The OPAL beacon is at low power on the frequency 437.100 MHz, AX.25 with 
>the message:
>
>         OPAL - time, some data
>
>Thanks for your help here.  We also want to thank AMSAT-NA  and a lot of 
>other fine people for all their support to our students on the project.
>
>Thanks
>Bob - KE6QMD
>
>
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