[amsat-bb] Re: Fwd: Alouette

Andrew Squires asquires at bigpond.net.au
Sun Dec 12 20:12:35 PST 2010

Well done Alan , you should put your reply up on the BBS I am sure we will weed out a VE who will know the whole story !How were you tied to the Alouette program ?
From memory we used to command and record the data from the satellites a few times a day on a regular schedule.I was working at Orroral valley at the time.
cheers Andy

On 13/12/2010, at 2:29 PM, Alan Cresswell wrote:

> Hi,
> I also had a lot to do with these satellites and may still have the handbooks somewhere but it was a long time ago.
> The series of satellites was the Alouette/ISIS series (Canadian, 4 satellites) and ISIS-2 had the most sophisticated VLF receiver (And topside sounder) on board.
> Essentially an audio amplifier attached to an antenna, and there is certainly a lot of interesting “whistlers” etc almost continuously available.
> Just another option I guess.  
> 73
> Alan
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Squires
> Sent: Monday, 13 December 2010 02:16
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Fwd: Alouette
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> > From: Andrew Squires <asquires at bigpond.net.au>
> > Date: 13 December 2010 1:14:50 PM AEDT
> > To: kd2bd at yahoo.com
> > Subject: Alouette
> >
> > John read with interest you posting on the Amsat board.I used to work for NASA in the 70's and we used to track a satellite called Alouette (spelling?).It was a Canadian satellite and officially listed as a top side sounder.It would listen to the VLF band and the sounds it recorded were amazing,sounds of lighting and the aurora etc.You may be able to find something via google?
> > cheers Andy VK3AS
> >
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