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Re: Grad Student needs help - In search of amateur satellite history...



Hi Dave...

You HAVE to read the article on the preparation of a battery pack for I
believe it was UO-11. It is one of the ultimate stories of man against
machine and the success that can come from it.

I believe the last time I saw it was on a VK web site.

There is also another article of hams around the world constantly running
RTTY tape on every orbit to keep one sat "alive."

Enjoy the project!

Roger
WA1KAT
40+ years in the hobby and still enjoying it!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Hartzell" <hartzell@gmail.com>
To: "A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)" <farmer.aj@gmail.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 11:26 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Grad Student needs help - In search of amateur
satellite history...


> Thanks A.J.
>
> I do have a copy of the Anthology (5th edition).  I picked up a used
> copy of the first edition, and it has a completely different set of
> articles....so much for editions just being revisions.  ARRL should
> have started calling them Volumes instead.
>
> Also, the ARRL Satellite Handbook has also been a great resource, one
> which I would recommend to other satellite operators.
>
> Dave
> N0TGD
>
>
> On Oct 10, 2005, at 7:45 PM, A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:
>
> > I just picked up a book this weekend at HRO entitled, "The Satellite
> > Anthology" which is published by the ARRL.  It is not specific to
> > mobile and portable operations, but it does give the history of
> > Amateur satellites.  It contains details of each and every Amateur
> > Satellite from OSCAR 1 (1961) through operations in 1999, which is
> > when the book was published.  It also contains many satellite related
> > articles from QST and AMSAT through the years.  It is a very
> > interesting book that I would recommend to anyone who wants to know
> > how we got to where we are today.
> >
> > The Satellite Anthology
> > ISBN: 0-87259-736-9  - $15
> >
> > The ARRL webstore doesn't appear to be working right now or I would
> > give you a link to the book.
> >
> > Hope that helps!
> >
> > A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> >
> >
> >> --- Emily Clarke <emily@clarke-design.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Dave wrote me about early mobile and portable use of
> >>> OSCAR
> >>> satellites, and quite frankly that was a bit before
> >>> my time.  I'm
> >>> sure there are some folks on the reflector who may
> >>> have some comments
> >>> that might help Dave out.
> >>>
> >>> 73,
> >>>
> >>> Emily
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> From: Dave hartzell <hartzell@gmail.com>
> >>>> To: w0eec@amsat.org
> >>>> Subject: In search of amateur satellite history...
> >>>>
> >>>> Hello Emily,
> >>>>
> >>>> We've never met, but I'm a graduate student doing
> >>>>
> >>> some research into
> >>>
> >>>> satellite telecommunications. I'm also a licenced
> >>>>
> >>> ham, just getting
> >>>
> >>>> back into the field.  It appears you have done
> >>>>
> >>> great work helping to
> >>>
> >>>> organize and promote Amsat!
> >>>>
> >>>> One reason why I'm writing is that I am looking for
> >>>>
> >>> documented proof
> >>>
> >>>> of early mobile or portable use of amateur
> >>>>
> >>> satellite communication,
> >>>
> >>>> possibly even as far back as OSCAR 3.  I am trying
> >>>>
> >>> to put Amsat and
> >>>
> >>>> OSCAR achievements into the perspective of the
> >>>>
> >>> commercial
> >>>
> >>>> telecommunications industry.  I hope to submit the
> >>>>
> >>> paper for
> >>>
> >>>> publication in a space history journal.
> >>>>
> >>>> Here is my thesis:  It is my belief that amateur
> >>>>
> >>> radio operators
> >>>
> >>>> beat governments and commercial organizations
> >>>>
> >>> (military, NASA,
> >>>
> >>>> Intelsat, INMARSAT) by doing the first mobile (car,
> >>>>
> >>> truck, camping,
> >>>
> >>>> etc.)  satellite communications. Its already clear
> >>>>
> >>> that amateurs
> >>>
> >>>> beat INMARSAT, Iridium and GlobalStar to the punch
> >>>>
> >>> in the portable
> >>>
> >>>> hand-held arena, but I'd like to go back farther.
> >>>>
> >>>> Do you know of any documents or QST articles
> >>>>
> >>> discussing this?  If I
> >>>
> >>>> recall correctly, Project OSCAR is based out of the
> >>>>
> >>> Bay Area here,
> >>>
> >>>> and a few of the original pioneers might still be
> >>>>
> >>> around.
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I live in the Bay Area...I missed your talk at the
> >>>>
> >>> NASA Ames Amateur
> >>>
> >>>> Radio club a few weeks ago (I'm an employee there).
> >>>>
> >>>  I do plan on
> >>>
> >>>> attending Pacificon next week, perhaps you would
> >>>>
> >>> have time to chat
> >>>
> >>>> if you're attending?
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks much and 73's,
> >>>>
> >>>> Dave, N0TGD
> >>>>
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