[amsat-bb] Re: Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments.

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Sat Dec 9 06:33:29 PST 2006

Hi Jan, PE4WJ

I can confirm that Jan PA0SSB received the ALSEP packages.
Jan is a good friend of mine and we used to contact off the moon
432 MHz EME from 1977 to 1980

PA0SSB was using the homebrewed 6 meters dish described and
depicted in "The Moonbounce Group Part-2 " edited by EIMAC
under cat. Nr AS49-14

The last time I was in touch with PA0SSB was on AO40 and if you
contact him please relay to Jan my best remembers and 73"

Tank you so much

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "W.J. Ubbels" <w.j.ubbels at lr.tudelft.nl>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 11:09 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments.

> Hi John,
> I know of at least one Dutch radio amateur, Jan Ottens PA0SSB who used
> his EME dish (one of the first in PA land to do EME back in those days)
> to receive the ALSEP packages. He still keeps audio tapes of these which
> I listened to a while ago... quite a thrill. He also used the dish to
> listen to the command module S-band transmissions, but he could only
> hear the subcarrier which they used, not enough gain / low NF to
> demodulate, but from the modulation you could clearly tell that an
> astronaut was talking. And, you could clearly distinguish the Doppler
> shift and hear the carrier drop out suddenly when it would go on the
> "flipside" of the moon. Makes me wish I was born a little earlier hi:)
> If you like, I can give you his contact details off-list.
> 73
> Wouter Jan PE4WJ
> --
> W.J. Ubbels MSc.
> Delfi-C3 project manager electronic systems and communications
> Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
> Delft University of Technology
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