[amsat-bb] Sputnik celebrations at G0SFJ

andy thomas andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 09:40:22 PDT 2007

Many thanks to all who have contributed to the
Sputnik-1 celebrations today.

My PC (active while I was at work) will submit a SWL
report across the pond for a certificate of the AO-51
"expression" this morning - although my .wav fie was
running fast for some strange reason. This is a
timeshifted swl report. Thanks.

Thanks also to Rob G8ATE for the contact on GB5OSO
just now. Despite the best efforts of Midland
Mainline, who cancelled my train and delayed the one
half an hour later by 10 mins (how do you explain the
prpblem to customer service?) I made a breathless
contact with GB5OSO on SO50 at my TCA. Breathless
because of the hill on the way home as well as the

G0SFJ will support the National Space Centre ARS
GB2NSC on Saturday and Sunday with operation on the
birds /QRP/P with an Arrow, and with a private
exhibition of Sputnik 1 memorabilia, largely radio
oriented, as you might expect. I'll also have a unique
CD of recordings from various sputniks and vostoks
made by Roy Rippin 50 years ago, he is an SWL in our
local Radio club, Welland Valley ARS. And of course
I'll demo my Sputnik-1 TLE's **LIVE**(less 50 years).

Many thanks to all. And Happy 50th Birthday,

73 de andy G0SFJ

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