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Re: Big ears listening for AO40



Nothing today, but that is OK.  We heard UO-11 a couple of times just to
check out the system.  Had thirty students in attendance.  Loved every
minute of it.  Cliff K7RR


On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, Clifford Buttschardt wrote:

> I'll be with you with little ears at 2200 UTC.  Cliff K7RR
> 
> On Thu, 28 Dec 2000 K5OE@aol.com wrote:
> 
> > Bob, et al.,
> > 
> > bruninga@usna.edu writes:
> > 
> > > I finally found some time to fire up the 12m (40') dish to see if I could
> > >  hear AO40 at apogee.  I used Ken's KEPS below, and did a conical
> > >  search out 5 degrees in 3 Khz steps from about - 10 KHz to about + 
> > >  10 Khz from expected DOppler from 2401.305 and heard nothing at
> > >  60,000 km.
> > 
> > I confirm the same lack of signal here in EL29.  I got up at 1000 for AOS at 
> > 50,000 km and could not confirm a signal, nor several hours later at 60,000 
> > km.  I heard the same (unfortunate) report from KB2WQM and PT9KK this 
> > morning.  We will continue to monitor as the bird gets closer over the next 6 
> > hours.  It appears we may have favorable range and squint by 2200.  We are 
> > all using "little" ears.  I believe Jeff has a Myers dish and Luciano and I 
> > both have 16-turn helices.
> > 73,
> > Jerry, K5OE
> > EL29
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