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RE: equipment in sts-09



Thanks for a most interesting and informative post, Tom.  Sure beats 90% of
the crap that's been on the BB the past few days.

JC


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org]On Behalf Of
Tom Clark, W3IWI
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 1:37 PM
To: 'Terry BA7NQ'; amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] 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
  http://home.datacomm.ch/hb9rvw/hamradio/w5lfl/w5lfl.html.

Photos of Owen operating the HT from STS-09 can be seen at that website and
  http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast21aug_1.htm
  http://users.skynet.be/on1cau/sarex_act.htm

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

73, Tom

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