[time-nuts] 60 KHz Receiver
Richard W. Solomon
w1ksz at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 7 22:19:53 UTC 2010
Telstar ... now that brings back memories. Whenever it was
within range, they would interrupt TV broadcasts and show
whatever was being relayed (poor choice of word, I know).
I used to leave the TV on just to catch whatever they had on.
One afternoon, while I was in another room, I heard a switch
in the telecast and heard the most angelic voices singing. I
knew exactly who they were in an instant ... the Santa Cecilia
Choir from the Vatican. They had made arrangements for them
to be in the Sistine Chapel just for this telecast.
They panned the Chapel Ceiling during the telecast. This is what
television was invented for. Now we have "The Greatest Loser" ...
What a waste.
73, Dick, W1KSZ
>From: "J. Forster" <jfor at quik.com>
>Sent: Oct 7, 2010 3:02 PM
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] 60 KHz Receiver
>There was / is? a ground station near Andover Massachusetts also. The
>antenna was called a Hogg Horn.
>> Could you tell me which book you have on mind ? I'd love to read the
>> I visited Telstar ground station in Pleumeur-Bodou, France once. There
>> is museum
>> there now, called "Cite des Telecoms". They preserved original
>> horn-like antenna
>> used for Telstar communication and lots of original equipment. If I
>> correctly there is even old hydrogen maser displayed.
>> Place worth seeing.
>> Piotr, sp3ukk
>> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM, Magnus Danielson
>> <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:
>>> On 10/07/10 17:09, J. Forster wrote:
>>>> Telstar was a BIG DEAL! There was even a pop song about it.
>>> Reading the Bell labs books on the Telstar project is very nice. Nice
>>> fold-outs on control-panels etc.
>>> They did spent a lot of time to engineer the whole thing. Their antenna
>>> setups that would track the high-dynamic movement due to the low orbit.
>>> Amplifiers was rubin-maser cooled with liquid helium... and stuff like
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