[amsat-bb] Re: shuttle atlantis launch video and audio

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed Jun 13 01:58:46 PDT 2007

On Jun 12, 2007, at 2:46 PM, Dr. Jay Garlitz wrote:

> I think the group might be interested in some video I posted online at
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGZmhrPNzJg

Proof-positive that the "general public" is still interested in  
seeing NASA succeed, even if all you can find on traditional media  
outlets on launch day is coverage of Paris Hilton doing jail time.

Listen to the cheers.  People are still proud of our astronauts and  
our space program.  Shame on the news media that Shuttle launches  
that involved thousands of American's in the preparation, launch, and  
successful missions, takes a back seat to stuff only the tabloids  
should print.

 From the first "Godspeed, John Glenn", to the cheers of a cruise  
ship just off the coast of Florida, decades later... we still want to  
see our heroes fly.

Good show, Dr. Jay.  Thanks for posting it.

We're still running NASA Shuttle audio here on our three-repeater  
linked VHF system throughout missions during crew wake times... and  
we will as long as it's allowed.

Thanks to Chris, N6ICW -- we have an easy way to hear it, worldwide.   
IRLP Reflector channel 9877.

(Disclaimer: I'm the admin for that machine, and sometimes people  
give me "credit" and thank-you's for "hosting" Chris's feed, but  
Chris does all the "heavy lifting" of getting good quality audio,  
with breaks approximately every 3 minutes if transmissions are  
continuous), and a proper audio delay board in the path so the  
beginning of words aren't clipped off by the VOX circuit.  A bunch of  
folks that set up and operate REF9877 just happily provide a "listen- 
only" channel so keyups on local repeaters don't interrupt the audio  
feed, and the bandwidth to make it all happen.)

Nate Duehr, WY0X

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