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