Monday, June 30, 2008

Prepping for SuitSat-2

When SuitSat-1 was transmitting in orbit, I tried listening two or three times and the best I could do was a brief quieting. I plan for better success with the successor.

I was unprepared the first time around. Thanks to N6GHz, I've got pointers to some resources that will help me understand and enjoy SuitSat-2...

EE Times: "Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits" (June 26, 2008 TechOnline)

TearDown TV video


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

AMSAT-DL's P3E-Satellite

At this writing, 50 Euros = 77.83 U.S. Dollars. That's the minimum donation to reserve a 10x10px space on the website for the promised successor to AO-10, AO-13, and AO-40: AMSAT-DL's P3E Satellite. I even went so far as to create a little box for display.

I'm just not sure I'm ready. After all, AMSAT-NA would also welcome my help, which seems a bit more natural. But international is the way of the amateur satellite world, so I'm open to join in for "GL & 73, Scott N1AIA"

I like that space diagonal to the e in battery.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Dum de dum de dum

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?