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Re: STS-106....qrv??



JJBAKER70@aol.com wrote:

> What frequencies does the Shuttle use for communications and can you listen
> to them when they are in orbit?

Primarily they use microwave frequencies through the Tracking and Data Relay
Satellites that are in high, geosynchronous orbits far above the shuttle.  In
other words, they are talking "up" instead of "down," and the TDRS downlinks
are not readily available to casual listeners.  So no, you can't listen
directly.
--
Mark D. Johns, Cedar Falls, Iowa -- K0MDJ (EN32sm)
              http://pages.cfu.net/~mjohns/index.html
 "Heaven goes by favour.  If it went by merit, you would
    stay out and your dog would go in." -- Mark Twain



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