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Re: Sputnik I launched Oct. 4 1957



Hello All...

A lot of history!
Sputnik took the USA by surprise!
To hear Sputnik got to
www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/sputnik/sputnik.wav

Congratulations to the Space Ship I Crew!

Off topic, If, WHEN Mt. St. Helen in Washington State blows lava,
it will create some very interesting VHF/UHF propagation as it ionizes the 
atmosphere.
Here are 3 good links on seeing video and current status.
http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/releases/2004/helen/helen.html
http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/
http://www.feedroom.com/iframeset.jsp?ord=985417

73, Scott

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edward R. Cole" <al7eb@acsalaska.net>
To: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1@san.rr.com>; "Davidoff, Martin" 
<MDAVIDOFF@ccbcmd.edu>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Sputnik I launched Oct. 4 1957


> Dave and Martin,
>
> I was wondering if there were some others that heard sputnik-1?  I had
> assembled my first receiver the summer before and very upset at the
> Russians beating US.  I believe it sent a beep-beep-beep signal.  I
> listened on 20 MHz when WWV was not coming in.  I lived in Michigan then.
> I usually listened more to the Canadian time signal (on 7 MHz I believe).
> I was licensed a year later and operated 40m primarly.  I do remember 10m
> being open 24-hours during 1958...of course as a Novice i could only 
> listen.
>
> Ed - AL7EB, ex-K8MWA
>
> At 01:21 PM 10/4/2004 -0700, Dave Guimont wrote:
> >Hi Marty!!
> >
> >Wow, nice to hear from you again....tnx for the article..
> >
> >Sure takes me back...I was still on active duty with the Navy, and no way
> >to put up a real station.  I was always doing whatever hamming I could, 
> >but
> >little did I realize at that time what an impetus it would have in my 
> >"real
> >interest" in amateur radio...
> >
> >I just remember hearing a tone of some kind..I don't think the "hi" came
> >along util later, but it sure provided the spark..
> >
> >And again "a hearty, thank you Marty" for your efforts in explaining the
> >mysteries to me as I plunged along!!  More people should read it 
> >today....
> >
> >
> >
> >            73, Dave wb6llo@amsat.org
> >                    Disagree: I learn....
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