Space Project

David Rogers
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 13:33:47 -0400


You might try for a list of their rebroadcast frequencies; they
did have a 2-meter rebroadcast in this area, but it was their local repeater
over at Greenbelt.  They do have several HF freqs which are used.

As for software to track satellites, will list some packages that
the League sells.  Mark Kanawati ( would be the best source
here as he uses it professionally, and could tell you which ones are worth

Our best to you and Joyce.
73 de Dave (K9RKH)

"Pratt, Frank \"Skip\"" wrote:

> Taco Friends,
> I have a friend who works with the science/space program at a Dayton School.
> I mentioned that it might be an interesting science or space project to
> monitor some of the NASA feeds that the Goddard Amateur Radio Club used to
> provide in the Washington DC area.  The friend has asked me to make good on
> my idea and so I'm turning to you guys for a bit of help.  The feeds I used
> to listen to were on two meters but I think they also broadcast them on HF.
> Does anyone have any ideas in this area?  Also any frequencies?  I also
> thought that it would be interesting to try and predict when some satellites
> would be overflying and then go watch for them.
> Does someone have any recommendations for software, perhaps from AMSAT or
> other group, that would aid in identifying when satellites would be passing
> in view and also illuminated so that they could be seen from the ground.
> The idea here would be for kids to log on to the Internet, get a two card
> element set, use a GPS or map to find their accurate latitude/longitude,
> check in with WWV and get a good time hack for their watch,  and then get
> some Azimuth and time slots to try and visually track some satellites.  This
> could be a good multpart exercise which would provide some feedback to the
> kids when they actually saw a satellite and knew what it was.
> Finally, do you have any other ideas where one could link ham radio and
> space related experiments for high school or junior high kids.
> Thanks in advance for any help here.
> 73
> AMRAD Detachment 1 - Dayton
> Skip  n2foe