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Re: YES!!!!! ALPHA ON A HAND HELD!!!!



Hey Bob...

I wonder if we'll be able to hear the audio from the amateur transceiver the
143.625 downlink?

Frank
wb2bxo@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: Docfester <docfester@mindspring.com>
Cc: Amsat-Bb <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2000 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] YES!!!!! ALPHA ON A HAND HELD!!!!


> On Sat, 4 Nov 2000, Docfester wrote:
>
> > I just heard Alpha on a handheld for the 13:16 UTC (7:16 ET) pass!!
143.625
> > On a RADIO SHACK Pro-64 handheld scanner NO EXTERNAL ANTENNA (my Mom and
Dad
> > as witnesses!!)
>
> Yes, we were routinely doing handheld-to-handheld packet comms with MIR
> back when it was on 2 meters.  This shows the 9 dB advantage of 2 meters
> to omni antennas over UHF...  ALso, of course, ISS is running probably 10
> watts or  more compared to the usual amateur satellite that is running a
> watt or so...
>
> bob
>
>
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