OT: HF Astronomy/Space Net

From: Brian Webb (kd6nrp@earthlink.net)
Date: Fri Mar 30 2007 - 10:12:03 EDT

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    Good Morning:
    SeeSat members who are also licensed radio amateurs and live in the western
    U.S. might find the following to be of interest.
    Back in the late 1960's and early 1970s, when I was a youngster, I listened
    to Astro Net, an amateur radio group on 3885 KHz that passed on information
    about satellite observing and other topics. This included pointing
    information for observing the Apollo missions on the way to and from the
    In the spirit of Astro Net, I am in the process of putting together a weekly
    astronomy/space discussion group on ham radio. Here are the details:
    1. Day/Time: Sundays, Noon to 13:00 Pacific Time (19:00 to 20:00 UTC)
    2. Frequencies (KHz): 7,247.0 (primary)
                          7,230.0 (secondary)
                          7,212.0 (tertiary)
       Note that the above frequencies are all in the general class
       portion of the band.
    3. Mode: LSB
    4. Geographic Coverage: California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona
    5. Topics: Astronomy, astronmical observing, astronomical events, telescopes
    and accessories, solar-terrestrial interaction, ionospheric propagation,
    non-military space activities, high altitude amateur balloons, high altitude
    amateur rockets, radio astronomy, etc.
    Please note that we avoid discussing recent, current, or future U.S.
    military space activities.
    The next net will be this Sunday, April 1.
    Brian Webb, KD6NRP
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