Attachments were removed to share the other data with the lists. -Drew
> Here are a few SSTV pics my station received this evening on autopilot.
> in Texas for work, but use logmein.com to remote in and control things at
> the home QTH. Unfortunately the ISS was in the dark at the time, and only
> part of the Soyuz is visible in one picture. Format is Robot36, and
> frequency is 145.800. Check out http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/SSTV/ for
> other images received from this mission.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> PS ARISS is supported by AMSAT, as well as the ARRL and RAC. Another good
> reason to belong to AMSAT.
I thought someone might be interested in what the STS-119 sonic boom sounded like here in Orlando preceding today's successful landing at the cape.
I hope those of you familiar with the phenomenal audio sound collage, "...and the gods made love" that leads us into the legendary Jimi Hendrix album, Electric Ladyland, will find this quite nostalgic. All we need is a little flanging.
To hear this, go to www.mydrive.ch/en. username: plethra2
password: aa4kn_1. Double click the "Shuttle sonic boom" folder and then the sonic boom file. Let me know if you have any trouble. Enjoy!
Those interested should set up to monitor 145.800 FM for SSTV activity over
the next week or so. Charles Simonyi is on his way to the station for his
second visit, and has expressed interest in running the SSTV gear. If you
can leave a receiver and SSTV software running, you might grab some good
pics, even on a small omni antenna.
Feel free to pass on to your local clubs.
73, Drew KO4MA
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The launch of the ULA Atlas V launch of the USAF WGS-2 satellite, is now officially set for the Eastern Range for March 17, 9:24-10:01 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida.
There won't be any TV or launch audio that I'm aware of.. Lets hope the clouds lift for a shot of seeing it from here on the west central Florida coast..
Happy St Patrick's Day and good viewing..
73 N4ZQ Keith O'Brien (cooling the green beer for later consumption..)
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NASA managers will hold a prelaunch news conference no earlier than 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, March 14 do discuss the launch of Discovery to the International Space Station.
Lets keep our fingers crossed for that Sunday evening launch. The Atlas military communication satellite launch scheduled for a Saturday night launch has stepped aside to let the shuttle have a shot at it's Sunday liftoff for the 28th US mission to the ISS. The new date for the Atlas has been set for St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, with the launch window opening at 21:24 EDT for 36 minutes.
Unfortunately the Sunday 19:43 EDT (23:43 UTC) Discovery liftoff is right in the middle of the West Central Florida information net on the NI4CE repeater system. Otherwise I suggest we have a launch watch get together.
Hoping for clear skies and clear viewing... Keith N4ZQ
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