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APRS/AMSAT Transit of Venus



On 8 June 2004 will be the next once-a-century Transit of Venus across the
face of the Sun and this has only been witnessed by humankind 6 times
before.

Interestingly, this will be the first such Transit since the discovery of
Radio.  Thus, for the first time in history, expeditions observing this
event all over the globe will be able share the coordinates of their
observations in real-time via radio.

I plan on participating via APRS, an HF voice net and AO-40 all from the
Eastern Mediteranian. (I'll be in Turkey that day, as a horse-holder
for my wife, the astronomer)...

See http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/VenusTransit.html

It lasts 6 hours and the event is centered over the middle east, though
observers as far East as Japan and New Zealand will see the beginning and
as far west as NY City will see the end.  (Clouds willing)...

de WB4APR, Bob


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