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Re: First ever model airplane to cross the Atlantic



Very impressive achievement!
This might be the telemetry tx they used:
http://www.habitresearch.com/satellitetransmitters.html
Assi 4x1kx/kk7kx



> Hi,
>
> That would be the Argos payload that rides aboard the US NOAA POES
> spacecraft I think.
>
>
> Michael Blair
>
> "Doh!"
> Homer Simpson
>
>
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> From: "Daniel Schultz" <n8fgv@usa.net>
> To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; <al7eb@ptialaska.net>; <w2gps@cnssys.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 6:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] First ever model airplane to cross the Atlantic
>
>
> The news article says the plane was named "Spirit of Butts Farm".
>
> A google search on "Spirit of Butts Farm" leads to:
> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/08/0805_020805_transatlantic.html
>
> which leads to:
> http://www.dc-rc.org/star.htm
>
> and
> http://tam.plannet21.com/
>
> which leads to:
> http://tam.plannet21.com/news.htm
>
> which contains the sentence:
> "We've tested one Argos transmitter and have three to go."
>
> That is the only reference to the satellite system in their otherwise very
> complete web site.
>
> So I guess Ed is right, they were using Argos.
>
> Dan Schultz N8FGV
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