[amsat-bb] Re: Sub orbital launch from Wallops Island Virgina

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jun 19 07:35:23 PDT 2013

> A Sub orbital launch from Wallops Island..
> some of you... with high gain 2 meter antennas and possibly elevation control
> (depending on where you are- approx 70 miles elevation at apogee) will give a listen for it

Assuming the ground track is out to sea for range safety, then I would
assume it may also add as much as 70 miles distance too..  THus, high
angle elevation control for most of us is not needed and from
Washington DC (range 120 miles+70) the elevation angle will not rise
above maybe 20 degrees which is well within the beamwidth of all
terrestrial azimuth-only beams.

Just point at Wallops and see what you capture.  Remember, this
channel is already wall-to-wall packets and so we are looking for the
needles in the haystack.


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