[amsat-bb] Re: ANDE ramping down: now almost at 200km

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Wed Dec 19 14:36:39 PST 2007

Hi Dave,

Are your sure your talking about the right OSCAR?  Maybe OSCAR-10?  The 
reason I ask is OSCAR-9 was a telemetry only satellite with no transponder 
so I think it would be tought to make a QSo through it. :)  OSCAR-9 was 
roughly the same as the currently orbiting OSCAR-11.

If I recall correctly, Vern "Rip" Riportella used the Chicken Little concept 
and turned it into a contest with quite a few partaking in it.  There were 
no prizes of any sorts, just the "thrill" of getting your name and call 
published. :)


Jeff  WB3JFS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Guimont" <dguimon1 at san.rr.com>
To: "Jeff Yanko" <wb3jfs at cox.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: ANDE ramping down: now almost at 200km

>>  I also came in 2nd place in predicting the re-entry of Oscar-9.
> Hi Jeff,
> Wow, that brings back memories!  I made the last contact on Oscar-9 before 
> it re-entered...I forgot with whom I made the contact, and those log books 
> are somewhere in the garage!
> If he is reading this, remind me!!
> It made our newsletter at the time, not called the OSCAR JOURNAL at the 
> time, I think just OSCAR Newsletter...Got those in the garage, somewhere, 
> also....
>            73, Dave, WB6LLO
>                dguimon1 at san.rr.com
>                    Disagree: I learn....
>               Pulling for P3E...

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