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Re: Lunar Architecture Moon Base

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward R. Cole" <al7eb@acsalaska.net>
To: "Jason White" <jason@jason.white.name>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 9:37 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Lunar Architecture Moon Base

Edward R. Cole wrote:

< snip >

> My boss set up
> a ten foot comm dish in his front yard and using a diode mixer with a
> signal generator as LO, detected the 2-GHz carrier of the orbiter as it
> circled the Moon.  It was fascinating to hear the signal and the Doppler
> shift as it orbited and lost signal for about 20-min as the orbiter went
> behind the Moon.  That was too small and poor a receiver to recover
> modulation, so we did not hear any voice.
> 73's
> Ed - KL7UW

Hi Ed, KL7UW

Was your boss using or not a low noise preamplifier in front of the diode
mixer ?

Tanks and 73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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