Space Shuttle fans come on in.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marlin T, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Marlin T

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    Thanks Marlin T. I was trying to find some tracking service today. Yours is a good one.
    One I found was science.nasa.gov. It shows various other trackings as well, but yours is better I think.
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    That's really cool Marlin. My 11 year old is going to be hooked.
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    We could tell you, but they would probably want to kill you ..

    Just messing with you - it's the money thing, budget, and so on, don't you know?
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  6. JohnK3

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    Want to track sats with Amateur Radio on them?

    http://www.ac6v.com/satellites.htm

    Internet is nice, but you can talk real-time with astronauts aboard the ISS and the Shuttle via Amateur Radio with a simple Technician class license. No code required for any class of ham radio license any more and the Tech is the easiest license to earn.

    Cost of gear would be maybe $400-$700 for a decent VHF FM rig, directional antenna and a power supply. I have known people to talk to ISS using a handheld radio (HT, or "Handie-Talkie") running 5 watts and a small handheld beam antenna.
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