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RE: equipment in sts-09

Terry asked

> I wanna to know, what model HT transceiver and antenna was
> used by Owen W5LFL in STS-09.
> 73! de ba7nq Terry

The radio used by W5LFL (and by Tony England, W0ORE) was a battery powered
Motorola MX-300 HT used with an external headset and cassette tape recorder.
The antenna was a window mounted, cavity-backed DDRR (directional
Discontinuity Ring Radiator). Some additional details (including .WAV file
of Owen calling CQ and a copy of the W4LFL QSL card) are archived at

Photos of Owen operating the HT from STS-09 can be seen at that website and

That last site includes a RealAudio clip of the famous W5LFL-JY1 QSO.

73, Tom

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