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



Hi Emily, W0EEC

"The Satellite Experimenters Handbook" by Martin Davidoff  K2UBC
2nd Edition ARRL Order numbar 3185 has the Part 1 fully dedicated
to the history of amateur radio satellites beginning from OSCAR-1

Chapter 1 Enter the Space Age
Chapter 2 The early days
Chapter 3 The 1970s
Chapter 4 1980 into the future

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Emily Clarke" <emily@clarke-design.com>
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: "Dave hartzell" <hartzell@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 2:41 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Grad Student needs help - In search of amateur satellite
history...


> 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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