[amsat-bb] Jamesburg Earth Station article in Aviation Week

Margaret Leber maggie at voicenet.com
Sun Apr 22 08:18:54 PDT 2007

"A chance reading of a "for sale" advertisement in a weekly newspaper
has launched a group of 30 space history buffs on a mission to save
the 30-meter Jamesburg AT&T/Comsat satellite dish about an hour from
Monterey, Calif. The dish was built in 1968 to support the Apollo 11
moon landing a year later. Besides its commercial duties, it also
played a role in capturing and distributing images of the 1989
Tiananmen Square protests, says Pat Barthelow [AA6EG,] an avionics
technician from Sacramento who first noticed the ad in the Carmel
(Calif.) Pine Cone and quickly put out the word."

Aviation week article: http://tinyurl.com/yuo6zt


73 de Maggie K3XS
Editor, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club Blurb - http://www.phil-mont.org
Elecraft K2 #1641 -- AOPA 925383 -- ARRL 39280

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