[amsat-bb] Re: University of Texas Satellites may launch This Evening!

Edward R. Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Fri Nov 19 20:40:02 PST 2010

At 02:19 PM 11/19/2010, Andy MacAllister wrote:
>New HAMSATS could go up This Evening!
>Check the specs, check the launch status, and watch it.
>Start here http://fastrac.ae.utexas.edu/index.php
>73 de Andy W5ACM
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We missed seeing the contrail from the launch, though we were going 
to try to see it here about 170 miles north of Kodiak.  Nice set of 
photos of the launch vehicle and the satellites on this website.

I was busy finishing up a day outside repairing the base structure of 
my 16-foot dish that suffered wind damage early in the week.  I got 
the dish temp. propped with 4x4 timbers and removed the angle-iron 
from both sides of the mount.  I was in the midst of feeding my six 
sled dogs at launch time.  Pretty tiring working in 15F wx 
outside.  Tomorrow, I will install 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 square tubing to 
replace the bent 3-inch angle-iron.  Wind gusts to 50mph resulted in 
2500 lbs of wind force on the dish.

There were pictures of the contrail on TV news tonight taken from 
Homer, AK about 70-miles closer to Kodiak.  Skies were perfectly clear.

73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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