[amsat-bb] Re: AO-51 Sputnik 50th Anniversary Event

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Tue Oct 2 05:09:30 PDT 2007

Since there is no way to store audio onboard the satellite, we are relaying 
it from ground stations across the US and Canada. I offered it to some 
European stations who declined due to differences in amateur radio 
regulations in their countries. However if there are any well equipped AO-40 
class L band stations with the ability to playback an audio .wav file that 
are available between the start and finish of the event, and that are 
personally known to me, I will share the information and file with them. 
Interested stations should contact me directly, as soon as possible.

This was the first time we've done something like this in a long time, so 
the intent was to keep it small and simple, but certainly not to exclude 

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David - M0ZLB" <m0zlb at btinternet.com>
To: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner at mindspring.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 4:12 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-51 Sputnik 50th Anniversary Event

> Drew,
> Will the rest of us have an opportunity to hear the downlink?
> "Us" being the rest of the World?
> *David
> www.m0zlb.com*
> Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>> Good Evening,
>> Everything is set for our Special Event on Wednesday night. Please listen 
>> on the following passes of AO-51 over North America to hear original 
>> Sputnik 1 telemetry via AO-51:
>> October 3, ~2350 to ~2358 UTC
>> October 4, ~0127 to ~0145 UTC
>>                    ~0308 to ~0326 UTC
>>                    ~0452 to ~0503 UTC
>> >From ~2350 to ~0505 UTC AO-51 will not be available outside of the 
>> >Sputnik
>> downlink over North America.
>> The downlink frequency will be 435.300 plus or minus doppler shift, and 
>> the downlink power will be higher than the normal repeater levels.
>> There will be a nice QSL certificate available by sending reception 
>> reports and a 9"x12" SASE to 3375 Taper Ave, San Jose, CA 95124, USA. 
>> Please allow several weeks for turnaround time.
>> I hope everyone enjoys this event, and thanks to all that have helped put 
>> it together.
>> 73, Drew KO4MA
>> LM 2332
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