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That's a great story!!  Cliff K7RR

Christopher E Phelps wrote:
> 
> A transroc, now that brings back memories, My best friend was into the model
> rocketry and had one. One time the parachute didn't open and it hit the
> ground shooting straight down ( of course it hit in the middle of a street
> on the pavement) I remember ordering a new board and some other parts and
> rebuilding it. I still may have it somewhere in my pile of old parts. Before
> that came out, he had a four foot, two stage Saturn 5, that I modified an
> old CB walkie talkie.  We had a mike glued in the bottom by the engines ( I
> think it took 5) and when it separated, I had an am radio in the top stage.
> Got the engines firing and then at separation had the radio come on and you
> could tell the spin rate as it descended on the parachutes. Had an old
> stereo reel to reel portable that we recorded all ground activity on one
> track and the received audio from the rocket on the other.
> Those were some fond memories of my youth.
> 
> 73s de Chris N2YQP
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Margaret Leber" <maggie@voicenet.com>
> To: "Mike Murphree" <mike@tropo.org>
> Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 5:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Now: Mnemonic and icon wanted - Was
> Re:Doppler'sFirst name?
> 
> > cbuttsch@slonet.org wrote:
> >  > Would you believe Margaret, I still have my Altair kit in the garage?
> >
> > Sure. I still have an Altair-compatible TDL Xitan (Z80, 16K) in my
> > basement. A damn fine machine for its day, with a software suite that
> > gave Altair a run for their money.
> >
> > Mike Murphree wrote:
> >
> >  > Even with Google, I wasn't able to find any connections between the
> >  > Estes Transroc and MITS...
> >
> > A little further digging reveals that the kit Estes sold as the Transroc
> > was a kit version of Richard Fox's "Foxmitter" and "Foxmitter II"
> > designs, published in Model Rocktery magazine in 1969-70. I may still
> > have them around somewhere too. :-)  These devices all transmitted on CB
> > frequencies.
> >
> >
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/archives/rec.models.rockets/ARTICLES/payloadFAQ.t
> xt
> >
> > > ...even then Microsoft had problems with their bloatware ways <grin>:
> >
> > Let's bear in mind that Gates and Allen didn't actually build Altair
> > BASIC on an Altair. They didn't even *have* an Altair. All they had was
> > an emulator they'd written that ran on a DEC machine. When they pitched
> > BASIC to Roberts, it was the first time anybody had tried to run the
> > code on an actual Altair.
> >
> > I think we can forgive them for needing more than a few hundred bytes to
> > build a BASIC interpreter. Of course, the 8K BASIC had GOSUB and DEF
> > (and CONTINUE) as well as string functions. And 16K BASIC (you could get
> > away with 12) had formatted PRINT and diskette I/O.
> >
> >   73 de Maggie K3XS
> >
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