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Re: CIS Yubileiny successfully launched 23May08



> As you say, If this has a transponder of any kind we are all in for a real  
> treat.  Looks like the 'Best DX' from the UK  to the west would be  Eastern 
> Texas up to North Dakota.  !!
> 
> David  G0MRF

Not even close.  From the Shetland Islands, it looks like there's at least
some overlap to 49 states.  For example, my predictions show 1.4 minutes
from Lerwick, UK to Redding, CA [Tue 27May08 23:30:20-23:31:45] and 1.2 min.
overlap from Lerwick, UK to Flagstaff, AZ [Wed 28May08 22:39:07-22:40:18].
Even Inverness, Scotland has 1.3 min overlap with Redding, CA (while AO-7
barely has half that overlap).  

I known because i'll be in the Shetlands for almost a week in August...

It sure would be nice to have some kind of voice transponder in that type
of orbit...  Aside from HEO, only RS-15 [if it worked] could beat that.

			     -- KD6PAG
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