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Hi Roger,

The wonderful work done by the late Larry Kayser, VA3LK on Nicads is here 
http://polysat.calpoly.edu/documents_cp1/power/nicad_hypothesis.pdf

73

Graham
G3VZV - Turned on by Sputnik 1 in 1957 and also still having 
fun.............



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger Kolakowski" <rogerkola@aol.com>
To: "Dave Hartzell" <hartzell@gmail.com>; "A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)" 
<farmer.aj@gmail.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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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