[amsat-bb] Re: FW: : [STXARES] PR- Seeking someone that heard Sputnik

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Thu Sep 6 10:00:48 PDT 2007

Hi Andy, W5ACM ex WA5ZIB

Happy to hear from you again ! Do you remember our interesting  ZRO TEST
on OSCAR-13 early 1991 ?

I was listening several time the beacon of Sputnik-1 on 20 MHz using an
Hallicrafters SX-28 and a long-wire antenna and it was very easy.

The 20 MHz beacon was also recorded several time on a magnetic wire recorder
by my (SK) friend Roberto i1NU on day 6 october 1957 when he was living in

During a 1980 meeting in Torino  Roberto donated to me a tape cassette with
the above original recording that was translated by him from the magnetic
wire to a magnetic tape.

To day I played back this tape cassette and it was very exciting to hear
again the 164......bip...bip.....bip per minute with the associated QSB and
doppler from Sputnik-1 !

This cassette with several records of  Sputnik-1 last about 20 minutes but
at this time I am wondering how to help people interested on it.

In the other side of the cassette I have also the 2 meters beacon of OSCAR-1
recorded as well by i1NU on 14 december 1961

In the next few days I will try to make some files sputnik-1.wav for those
who are interested and if succesfull I will send on BB a new message on it.

Best 73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: <Andrew.MacAllister at EmersonProcess.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 4:01 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FW: : [STXARES] PR- Seeking someone that heard Sputnik

> If you have input, please respond to W5lhc01 at gmail.com .
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lee
> To: traviscountyares at yahoogroups.com ; austinhams at yahoogroups.com ;
> STXARES at yahoogroups.com
> Cc: Jwgadus at aol.com ; E. Ray Taylor ; Joe Fisher ; Roger Wines ; Steven
> Polunsky ; Stuart Rohre ; Tom Whiteside ; wb5aoh at arrl.net ; Joe Canfield
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 12:38 PM
> Subject: [STXARES] PR- Seeking someone that heard Sputnik
> CQ CQ,
> I have been contacted by a reporter that will be doing a story soon on
> the
> 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1(October 4th).  He would like
> to
> try and locate any hams that may have actually successfully attempted to
> listen for the Sputnik.  Forgive my satellite ignorance here, but since
> Sputnik is not a ham sat, I am assuming it still put out some telemetry
> or
> other signals that may have been capable of being received by either
> amateur
> or shortwave radios?
> If you, or someone you know, did this please let me know and I will hook
> you
> up with said reporter.
> Please feel free to forward this request to any specific reflectors or
> email
> lists that you may be part of.
> Thanks,
> Lee Cooper, W5LHC
> 512-658-3910
> W5lhc01 at gmail.com

> Lee Cooper, W5LHC
> Public Information Coordinator, South Texas Section

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