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Re: Mir de-orbiting.


It may be that no QSOs were made on the space shuttle
re-entry, but the meachanism which Will proposes is, in
fact, the oldest known form of satellite communication,
first proposed by John D. Kraus, W8JK, in 1958.  See
my article in July 1960 QST for more details.

73, Ray
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DATE:	6/21/98 1:14 PM

RE:	Re: Mir de-orbiting.

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Hi Will, I think the same thing has been tried when the shuttle comes back
down. As I recall no contacts were ever made. I do think that it can be
done, but you just have to have the correct timing.

73 Dave

At 06:51 AM 6/21/98 -0800, you wrote:
>        Greetings to all amateurs,
>I was wondering, I have heard of meteor-scatter and other modes of auroral
>propigation.  They have come to be common terms in ham radio now.  Is it, or
>would it be possible to do some improvised "Meteor scatter" off the
>disturbance caused by Mir station de-orbiting and burning up in the
>atmosphere?  I imagine that it would make quite a disturbace, considering
>it's size.  Just an idea to have fun with Mir one more time before we have
>to say goodbye.
>Will Anthony

       J. Dave Mayfield KB9BNR