[time-nuts] 60 KHz Receiver

Richard W. Solomon w1ksz at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 7 23:55:44 UTC 2010

That's the same short-sighted, profit is king mentality 
that resulted in the demolition of the Metropolitan Opera's 
"Old House". So much history in that building, just bull-
dozed for an office building (or some such).

73, Dick, W1KSZ

-----Original Message-----
>From: Lester Veenstra <Lester at veenstras.com>
>Sent: Oct 7, 2010 4:34 PM
>To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement' <time-nuts at febo.com>
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] 60 KHz Receiver
>And at Andover, Comsat took it all down and cut it up to save taxes rather
>than save history.
>Lester B Veenstra  MØYCM K1YCM
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>From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
>Behalf Of Piotr Kolodziejczyk
>Sent: 08 October 2010 07:32
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] 60 KHz Receiver
>Could you tell me which book you have on mind ? I'd love to read the story.
>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 remember
>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
>> Cheers,
>> Magnus
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