[amsat-bb] G8ATE Project Oscar Celebration Successful

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Sun Dec 16 13:57:46 PST 2007

Congratulations are in order for G8ATE's (Rob) thoughtful origination 

Marty Davidoff's THE SATELLITE EXPERIMENTERS MANUAL preserved it for 
posterity....And I would like to see Rob's
efforts celebrating it repeated annually by ALL AMSATS worldwide.

I quote from Marty's first edition:

"And so, on December 12,1961, at 2042 GMT, Discover XXXVI was 
launched into orbit, carrying into separate orbit OSCAR 1 guided in 
its flight into history by the thoughts and prayers of thousands of 
radio amateurs who stand on the threshold of tomorrow."

It sent a simple "hi hi", and the speed of transmission gave an 
indication of its temperature.


During the five day event I was fortunate to make contacts (ssb, FM 
and cw) on AO7, VO52, VO50 and AO51, and mentioned the GB0O1 callsign 
on them all, my only option in San Diego, limited by LEO's.
A digital carry over did not seem to constitute a CONTACT;
my old fingers make it difficult for me to "talk" with them!

Tnx agn to Rob, to the other GB'ers who assisted, and to my respondents...

  A high spot in my 71 year interest in ham radio. I ("bootlegged") 
on cw in 1937.

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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