[amsat-bb] Re: using a microsat as a potential high altitude VHF reflector

Rocky Jones orbitjet at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 28 14:03:26 PDT 2009

Drew.  I had forgotten about West Ford...but they are all gone.  While in grad school we tried some reflection test using the then prototype of the SPS 48E and there was nothing...

Robert WB5MZO
> Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:12:54 -0400
> From: glasbrenner at mindspring.com
> To: samudra.haque at gmail.com
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: using a microsat as a potential high altitude VHF reflector
> >
> > were there any ham radio projects (either through amsat-na or abroad)
> > that implemented a passive reflector on an orbital vehicle like
> > Project Echo
> >
> >   
> Not long ago I saw some webpages and emails about some hams using ISS 
> (or was it Mir?) as a passive reflector.
> Coincidently, I was reading about the West Ford project, which was 
> launches of millions of small wire dipoles to be used as reflectors. 
> Some of those clusters are still in orbit. I wonder if they are still in 
> a dense enough field to reflect the 8 Ghz? signal they were designed for.
> 73, Drew KO4MA
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