Author Topic: NASA lost contact with a satellite 12 years ago. An amateur just found its signa  (Read 235 times)


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« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 0028 UTC by myteaquinn »
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Would love to know more about the amateur astronomer's equipment, but his blog has no info on it whatsoever. Just that he monitors the 2.2-2.3 GHz range, looking for control telemetry from secret satellites. I'm guessing he uses an SDR and a dish...
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Well that eliminates Al and I.

When was in my teens and early twenties, I used spotting satellites as a way to pick-up girls at the weekly keggers out in the country. If you knew where NNW was you could spot the brighter ones heading across the sky to the S.E. I was stunned when I pointed one out and girls were interested. It was a real airhead eliminator.

Odd that girls that age seemed to be impressed with guy whose set of skills went beyond, "Hold my beer and watch this!"?


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SDR-IQ / IC-R70 / IC-735 / FT-817ND, 5 band vertical & 4 position antenna switch
Near Music City, TN