Alabama

AubieSat-1 was launched today

 AubieSat-1 was launched today and now can be heard as it circles our earth. AubieSat-1 downlink frequency: 437.475 MHZ  Keplerian Elements  Epoch: 28 Oct 2011 11:26:20 UTC  Period: 5841.68 sec  Eccentricity: 0.0253027  Inclination: 101.648 deg Argument of Perigee: 295.263 deg RAAN: 233.359 deg True Anomaly: 198.658 deg  The satellite will started transmitting on 28 Oct 2011 at 12:17:20 UTC For more information …

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AubieSat-1 cube satellite to be launched Oct. 27th

The satellite is a “cubesat,” which is a 4-inch, cube-shaped satellite that is used primarily for research. Once released from the rocket, AubieSat-1 will have two antennas come out – one for receiving signals from Auburn University and one for sending signals back to Auburn. The students have built a control center in the Physics …

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BARC and Jeffco ARES in Alabama before and after the tornados

I was impressed by the immense turnout on the BARC(146.88 tone88.5) repeater in Birmingham Alabama as the storms approached. Storm spotters reporting in, various other ham radio operators reporting conditions. The unity and control of the net was obvious. I listen more than I talk and enjoyed being a fly on the wall. This disaster …

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HR 607 – House bill 607 -Limit amateur radio service ability to respond to emergencies

This is a full reprint of the HR 607. Introduced by Mr. KING of New York , Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. ROGERS of Alabama, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mrs. MILLER of Michigan, Mr. LONG, and Mr. GRIMM). This bill is another attempt to limit the public’s ability to communicate in the event of an emergency and should be stopped.
Please read the bill which is included in this article and get active!

Birmingham airport radio frequencies-BHM-Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport

This information is so oddly useless that when I needed it, I could not find it, so now I have posted it for me (and you) to have.   I have flown in and out of this airport many times and find its small and outdated facilities have a ‘hometown’ feel.  Birmingham, Alabama BHM-Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport Birmingham …

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