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Re: Shenzhou launch/uk



FOX just reported the launch on China's manned mission.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A Thomas" <70374.440@compuserve.com>
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 6:21 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Shenzhou launch/uk


> What follows is the best I can do.
>
> UTC/az/Maxel:
>
> For a launch at 0100z tomorrow  I estimate maxel less than 6 degrees at az
> 182 degrees, 0622z tomorrow. This is my maxel in central England. Orbital
> inclination is abt 42 degrees so those of you south of me will get better
> elevations/times.
>
> Also try 90 minutes before this time and 90 minutes after, as usual, for
> maxels at azimuth abt 15/20 degrees east and west of south.
>
> Spacecraft may be visible at the early pass.
>
> Spacecraft will be in radio range at my qth at this time.
>
> Frequency
>
> despite repeated requests to Xinhua etc I have no frequency, however,
Grove
> enterprises has the following:
>
> 160.00 MHz china 9B
> 179.985 MHz China 17,19  CW
> 180.0 MHz CHINA 4-7 SAT. TELEMETRY, CHINA 9c
>
> I don't remember the freq of the first 1970 satellite "The East is Red"
> (???Dongfanghong???)
>
> Might be worth scanning the 136 MHz wx satellite band.
>
> Early USSR frequencies were: 19995, 20006 and 143.625 MHz. Last is
unlikely
> as it is in use with ISS.
>
> China has a fleet of 5 comms/monitoring ships in the Pacific and Indian
> oceans - don't know if there is currently a ship in the Atlantic but if
> there is she will be between 42 deg N and 42 deg S. Possibly some
telemetry
> downlink therefore, I would look  around the soyuz frequencies near 922
Mhz
> if you're between those latitudes..
>
> Due to the low elevations I shall be listening on HF 19995 and 20006
>
> Go, taikonaut!
>
> 73 de andy g0sfj
>
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