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RE: What frequency will GolfBallSat be using?



Well it doesn't say how big the golf ball is, perhaps they got some special 
hollow ones 6 inches in diameter !!

73 Trevor M5AKA

>From: Douglas Quagliana <dquagliana@aol.com>
>To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] What frequency will GolfBallSat be using?
>Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 16:05:48 -0600
>
>Space.COM is reporting that, as part of a publicity campaign,
>Russian Cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov will hit a golf ball
>from ISS and send it into orbit (scheduled for "late July").
>
>GolfBallSat ?!?!  Well, go read the article at
>
>http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/ft_060227_exp13_golf.html
>
>The interesting part (near the bottom) says "The ball is
>equipped with transmitters that will enable golfers to
>follow its flight around the world..."
>
>One wonders several things when this is read:
>
>- How did they fit batteries, transmitters, and antennas
>for *multiple* transmitters INSIDE a golf ball? (the
>article does say "transmitters" plural).
>
>- What frequencies will it be transmitting on, and how
>much power could it possibly be running?
>
>Just wondering...
>
>Douglas KA2UPW
>"or did the news media get it wrong?"
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