[amsat-bb] Update: Equipment & Literature Disposal

Davidoff, Martin R. MDAVIDOFF at ccbcmd.edu
Tue Jun 7 12:38:58 PDT 2011

To: AMSAT membership
De: Martin Davidoff, K2UBC
Re: Equipment & Literature Disposal 
June 3, 2011

	The literature and equipment listed below is mostly free to individuals and/or groups involved in OSCAR development and OSCAR support activities.   In some cases a contribution direct to AMSAT-NA may be appropriate.  Most equipment comes with all accessories and original manuals.  Pickup must be arranged!   Cataloging this material is a big job.  Please (1) bear with me as I issue updates over next several weeks and  (2) respond directly -- do NOT clutter AMSAT BB.

	Note to those who know me personally --  I’m in good health, just moving and downsizing and I’d like to see this “stuff” get into hands of someone who’ll appreciate it and/or where appropriate preserve it.  Anyone who has moved 50+ years of QST several times will understand.

Update: 7 June, 2011

	Sorry I can’t respond to everyone personally but all replies are being read and saved.  Again, please note that this is NOT a “for sale” posting.  I’d like to see these items go to museums, libraries, and individual collections of those who have made significant contributions to the Amateur Satellite Program and to Amateur Radio in general.  My memory isn’t that great these days (actually it never was) so If you make a request it might help to mention your background and connections.  However, some of the items mentioned are junk and available to anyone (this does not include the Bird wattmeter)
          Also, It would be helpful if readers could forward this list to college libraries, antique radio museums, EME & VHF/UHF/Microwave lists, etc.  Several of the books were personal gifts and signed by the authors.  If a museum would like me to reconstruct (fully operational) the downlink receiving system I used to monitor Sputnik I or the mode A station I used for initial OSCAR 6 communications I might be able to do this.  Stay tuned for updates as I open new boxes from old office moves.  Also, if someone with a truck wants to pick up 55 years of not so gently used QST’s  before they go to the dump it would make my life much easier.

Contact Information
      Martin Davidoff (k2ubc since 1956)	
      Land Line: 410-869-9077 (there’s no recorder on this line, 4:00 - 9:30 EDT Please!)
      E-mail: mdavidoff at ccbcmd.edu

Please Note Organization

			General Amateur Radio
		Conference Proceedings 


      Magazines/Journals   (missing issues turning up as I sort)


      			AMSAT Newletter
	 			Oct. 1969 - Dec. 1979  (most issues)

			Orbit (AMSAT)  (complete run)
				#1  March 1980   to  #19  Nov/Dec 1984

      			AMSAT Satellite Report
				#1  Feb 23, 1981   to   #360  March 15, 1997
					missing #’s: 97, 139, 147, 194-206, 254

			AMSAT Satellite Journal   (complete run )
				#1  Jan/Feb 1985   to   #7  Jan/Feb 1986
			The AMSAT Journal
				#1  May 1989   to   March/April 2011
					missing Vol. 31, #2, March/April 2008

			Satellite Operator (Myers Communications)
				#1  Oct 1990 - #67  July 1996
					Missing #15 Dec 1991


		General Amateur Radio 

				March 1992 - Dec 1997 (monthly) complete
				1998 - 2009 (bi-monthly)  missing Nov/Dec 2004
			Lunar Letter (EME)
				July 1982 - Jan 1984  (14 issues)

			Weather Satellite Report (Myers Communications)  (9 issues)
				Jan - May 1992, #1 - #5
				April 1995 - August 1996, #16 - #19

			Journal of the Environmental Satellite Amateur Users Group
				(Dallas Remote Imaging Group) 
				April 1990 - 1992 (7 issues)

			VHF/UHF and Above
				Vol. 1, #1 May 1984 - Vol. 3, May 1986 complete

		   	QST  1955 - date (Most years complete)

      			Ham Radio Magazine (Jim Fisk) Complete Run!

	Conference Proceedings 

		AMSAT-NA Space Symposium Proceedings
			2009 	Maryland
			2002 	Texas
			2001	Georgia
			1999	California
			1998	Mississippi
			1997	Ontario Canada
			1996 	Arizona
			1995	Florida
			1994	Florida
			1992	Washington, DC
			1991	California
			1990	Texas
			1988	Georgia
			1987	Michigan
			1986	Texas
		AMSAT-NA Technical Journal
			Vol. 1, no. 1, Summer 1987
			Vol. 1. No. 2, Winter 1987/88

		ARRL Technical Symposium
			1975 Virginia
			1973 Virginia

		ARRL National Educational Workshop Prodeedings	
			1991 Maryland
			1979 -1993 (most issues) + assorted supplements, etc. 

		AMSAT-UK Colloquium Proceedings
			1990  University of Surrey, England
			1991  UoS, England
			1993  UoS, England

 		Radio and Electronic Engineer (England)
			Vol. 52, no. 8/9, Aug/Sept 1982
			Special Issue: UOSAT - The University of Surrey’s Satellite

		UOSAT Progress Report - 6, Sept 1980, M. Sweeting

	ARRL Texts
		Two Hundred Meters and Down, C. DeSoto, 1936
		Space Science Involvement (Talcott Mtn Science Center)  1974
		Getting to Know OSCAR from the Ground Up  1977
		Satellite Communications (Getting to know OSCAR QST Reprints) 1979
  		ARRL Satellite Anthology 1st Edition 1988
		ARRL Satellite Anthology 4th Edition 1996
		ARRL Satellite Anthology 5th Edition 1999
		Weather Satellite Handbook, R. Taggart, 4th Edition, 1990
		Weather Satellite Handbook, R. Taggart, 5th Edition, 1994-6
		Reflections, Tansmission Lines and Antennas, Maxwell, 1990 
		ARRL Handbook 1957
		ARRL Handbook 1963		
		ARRL Handbook 1968
		ARRL Handbook 1972
		ARRL Handbook 1978
		ARRL Handbook 1981
		ARRL Handbook 1984
		ARRL Handbook 1989
		ARRL Handbook 1996
		Single Sideband for the Radio Amateur, 1965
		Specialized Communications Techniques for the Radio Amateur, 1975
		ARRL ANTENNA Anthology 1978
		ARRL Antenna Book 10th Edition 1964
		ARRL Antenna Book 13th Edition 1974
		ARRL Antenna Book 14th Edition 1982
		ARRL Antenna Book 16th Edition 1991
		A Course in Radio Fundamentals 1960
		A Course in Radio Fundamentals 1972
		License Manual 1968
		Your VHF Companion, 1992
		The FCC Rule Book, 1989
		The FCC Rule Book, 1995-97
		VHF Manual, 1968
		VHF Manual, 1972
		Understanding Amateur Radio, 1963
		Hints and Kinks, 1963
		FM and Repeaters, 1972
    		FM and Repeaters, 1978
		Operating Manual, 1980
		Solid State Design, Wes Hayward, 1977

	RSGB Texts
		Radio Communication Handbook 4th Ed. 1969
		VHF-UHF Manual, Evans & Jessop, 1977
		Radio Data Reference Book, Jessop, 1967
		OSCAR, Stratis Caramanolis, 1976
		Space Radio Handbook, J. Branegan, 1991
		Satellite Tracking Software for the Radio Amateur, J. Branegan, 1982
		UOSAT-OSCAR-9 Technical Handbook, 1981
	Understanding Space, An Introduction ot Astronautics, J. J. Sellers et. Al., 
		McGraw Hill, 1994
	Space Mission Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition, Larson, Wertz,
		1992, Kluwer Academic Publishers

	Satellite Communications, D. Roddy, 1989, Prentice Hall

	Fundamentals of Astrodynamics, Bate, Mueller, White, 1971 Dover

	Astrodynamics, Vol. 1, Herrick, 1971, Van Nostrand

	Methods of Orbit Determination, 2nd Edition, Escobal, 1975, Wiley

	Kinematics and Dynamics of Satellite Orbits, Selected Reprints from
		American Journal of Physics, ~1950 - 1965

	Space Navigation Handbook, NAVPERS 92988, 1961

	Astronomy: Fundamentals and Frontiers, 2nd Ed., Jastrow, Thompson 1975, Wiley

	Solar Radio Astronomy, Kundu, 1965, Interscience

	Observer’s Handbook 1992, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

	Educator’s Guide for Building and Operating Environmental Satellite
		Receiving Stations, 1989, NOAA Tech. Report NESDIS 44

	From Here, Where?  A space mathematics supplement
		 for secondary levels, NASA, 1965

	Space Mathematics, A Resource for Teachers, NASA 1972

	A Universe to Explore, NASA & National Science Teachers Assn. 1969

	VHF Handbook for Radio Amateurs, Brier & Orr, 1974

	Electronic Communications Systems, Tomasi, 1988, Prentice Hall

	Communications Systems, Lathi, 1968, Wiley

	Digital Processing of Speech Signals, Rabiner & Schafer, 1978, Prentice Hall

	Single Sideband Principles and Circuits, Pappenfus et. Al. 1964, McGraw-Hill

	Introduction to Microwave Theory, Atwater, 1962, McGraw-Hill
	Antenna Engineering Handbook, Jasik, 1961, McGraw-Hill

	RCA Receiving Tube Manual 1960

	Radio Operator’s License Q&A Manual 7th Ed. Kaufman, 1968, Rider

	Care and Feeding of Power Grid Tubes, 1967 Eimac/Varian

	Electronic Warfare, Guthardt & Domenburg, AEG, Huthig Verlag (in English)

	Eimac/Varian EME notes AS-49-1 through AS-49-36 complete (~1980-1982)
	Electric Circuits, Edminister, Schaum’s Outline Series, 1965

	General Electronics Circuits 2nd Edition, DeFrance, HRW, 1963

	The Logic of Microspace, R. Fleeter, 2000,  Microcosm Press

	Classical Electricity and Magnetism, Panofsky and Phillips, 2nd Ed. 1962,
		Addison Wesley

	Classical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism, Abraham and Becker, 
		2nd English Ed. (original German 1930)

	Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory, Reitz and Milford, 1960, Addison Wesley

	Classical Electrodynamics, Jackson, 1963, Wiley

	Procedures in Experimental Physics, Strong, 1938, Prentice Hall


     OSCAR Operations

	ICOM IC-211 (2m ssb transceiver) Master oscillator problem
	KLM Multi 2000 (2 m ssb transceiver) intermittent in rx if board
	Ameco 6 and 2m cw xtal control (2 xtals for 2 m OSCAR uplink),
		(40 watts) tube unit
	Radio Shack scanner Rx (only used by little old
		 grandmother to monitor MIR downlink)

  	Bird Watmeter and slugs
	CDE Ham III  Rotator and cables (never used)
            National NC 240-D Rx (~1948, working but much modified)
            Several ARC-5 WW2 Rx’s (working) including 100-500kHz unit
            Heathkit bench Power Supply (New, kit never built)	
	Knight Kit T-50 HF transmitter ~ 1958 with homebrew w2ym vfo
	GE Progline 2m FM commercial tube (old, full documentation and cables!)
            RCA Super-Carfone 2m FM commercial solid state.
		 (old, full documentation and cables!)
	Homebrew 7MHz DSB suppressed carrier Tx
	Large supply parts, tubes, homebrew gear
	Coax Cable. Several nearly new RG-8 and RG-58 30-50ft runs with connectors.

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