[amsat-bb] Re: Oscar 9 Re-entry

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Thu Dec 20 18:43:22 PST 2007

Hi Dave,

FB on being the last to record UO-9.  Glad to see there are some that like 
to keep a maticulate log of data on events.  That person, or somebody 
interested in researching the topic or event later can learn a few things 
that might've been over looked.

I keep thinking I came in second for the UO-9 Chicken Little Contest, but I 
may well have come in third or fourth place.  I do recall seeing the info 
somewhere and I keep thinking the top 3. :)

I'm glad to have given you the "reminders" in this event and it seems your 
sitting on quite a bit of data from this bird and that event.

Anyhow, here is a synopsis I came up with from the data provided from the 
last keps known of UO-9.  Sorry I didn't put everything in either metric or 
English measurements, but this doc was created within a couple days of the 


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: Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:10 AM
Subject: Oscar 9 Re-entry

>>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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