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Re: Fw: Frequency to be used in space for the golf ball



I don't see any specific mention of transmitters on the golf balls 
themselves.

They mention using Passive and Active transmitters to track it's position - 
is this a reference to using existing ground based radar tracking systems to 
locate the golf ball and then display that information in graphical format 
on the web ?

73 Trevor M5AKA
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>From: "Rogerkola" <Rogerkola@aol.com>
>To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>CC: "hans" <hans@intekom.co.za>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fw: Frequency to be used in space for the golf  
>ball
>Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 13:42:17 -0500
>
>Per:
>
>http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=109303
>
> >E21 golf equipment is now traveling 300 miles above Earth, and have (has) 
>been onboard the Space Station since September 12, 2005.<
>
>Is this another RS-21 "SwatchSat"? If the message is commercial can it be 
>in the amateur bands? If the gear is up there why don't they have a 
>frequency range yet?
>
>The article lists a number of "Space Agencies" that are involved....someone 
>must know...
>
>Roger
>WA1KAT
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- From: "hans" <hans@intekom.co.za>
>To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
>Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 11:05 AM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Fw: Frequency to be used in space for the golf ball
>
>
>>FYI
>>
>>
>>Hans ZS6AKV
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: David Sindall
>>To: hans
>>Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 5:53 PM
>>Subject: RE: Frequency to be used in space for the golf ball
>>
>>
>>Dear Hans
>>
>>
>>
>>We plan on having an active and a passive transmitter.  An active 
>>transmitter
>>will work for up to a week until batteries run out. Its frequency is not 
>>set
>>as of yet. The passive transmitter is basically the use of reflective 
>>surface
>>of the 24K plated surface of the ball. The non linear laser tracking will
>>monitor the position for the rest of the voyage.
>>
>>
>>
>>Element 21 Golf Company
>>
>>
>>-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>---
>>
>>From: hans [mailto:hans@intekom.co.za]
>>Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 11:17 PM
>>To: David Sindall
>>Subject: Frequency to be used?
>>
>>
>>
>>Hi
>>
>>
>>
>>I read with interest about the golfball in space. At the end of the 
>>various
>>stories you mention that the golfbal is fitted with transmitters. Can you
>>please supply more information about the transmitters, transmission 
>>content
>>and the frequency to be used.
>>
>>
>>
>>Thanks
>>
>>
>>
>>Hans
>>
>>
>>
>>Freelance journalist in South Africa
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