[amsat-bb] Oscar 9 Re-entry

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Thu Dec 20 11:10:50 PST 2007

>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. :)

Repeating, you are absolutely correct.  It was telemetry only and 
that I was the last one to record...
I put it on disc, and mailed it to Frank Sperber DL6DNB, one of the 
big guns in hamsats in Germany...

I found all records, and they show my telemetry submission was the 
last recorded on 13oct89 @ 0529z.

I cannot find a duplicate disk, but I do have a paper copy of that 
last telemetry...

Leanore and I both entered the "chicken little" contests for both 
Oscar 9 and Salut 7.  Don't know who won, but think one of us came in 
second for the Oscar 9 guess....

I'll take some pictures of my documentation for those interested, and 
put them on my web site....My paper graphing is a sight to behold!!!

Tnx fer the reminder, Jeff, memories, wow!!!
Turns out to be my big gift for Christmas...

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

                    Disagree: I learn....

               Pulling for P3E... 

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