[amsat-bb] Re: Oldest working orbiting satellite? Todays, quiz!

Joe Leikhim rhyolite at nettally.com
Thu Nov 4 12:35:31 PDT 2010

I got my first taste of satellites listening to ATS-3 with a discone, 
wideband tower mounted preamp, and Regency MX-3000 receiver back in 
about 1984. There were continual round table discussions by the Bahia 
from places like Roatonga.  135.575 MHz I recall.

Does anyone else recall this traffic? Is it still going on?

 From that I started hearing various channels of Fleetsatcom between 250 
and 270 MHz, loud and clear with the same setup.

> >"The record holder appears to be ATS-3 still nominally operational after an
> >amazing 41 years!"
That's impressive!

Joe Leikhim

Leikhim and Associates
Communications Consultants
Oviedo, Florida


JLeikhim at Leikhim.com


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