UHF tv via moonbounce!

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#1
Just run across this:

http://www.geocities.com/toddemslie/moonbounce_DXTV.html

Someone in Perth has had Sutton Coldfield via moonbounce!
 

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Very interesting site AS.

As a boy in the '50s I remember visiting the Science Museum's amateur radio installation, and they were conducting moon bounce experiments while I was there (on 2 metres I believe).

The passage of time may have clouded my memory, but I think they had special dispensation to allow members of the public to say a quick 'hello' to the Moon and listen for the echo 2 1/2 seconds later (I think I had a go).

Llew
 

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Europestar at 45 East could link the UK to Australia (just), but with cable all over the world now, the satellite option is just not economically feasible
 

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Eutel W5 at 70E has been used to bounce Australian F1 feeds to Europe in just one hop.
 

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How many years do you believe it will take when using satellites was something of the past and fibre-optics have taken over completely for broadcasters?
 

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About four years.
 

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Llew said:
Very interesting site AS.

As a boy in the '50s I remember visiting the Science Museum's amateur radio installation, and they were conducting moon bounce experiments while I was there (on 2 metres I believe).

The passage of time may have clouded my memory, but I think they had special dispensation to allow members of the public to say a quick 'hello' to the Moon and listen for the echo 2 1/2 seconds later (I think I had a go).

Llew
I remember the 2 meter ARRL moonbounce experiments I was call WA9HSO back then and was running about 350 watts on two and six doing moonbounce and thats when I had a few strange UFO type encounters.
 

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kalamar said:
thats when I had a few strange UFO type encounters.
That explains a lot then lol O-Ha :rolleyes:
 

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I've always thought the repeater traffic over here on 2 was mostly alien babble
especially SL.


L.
 

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2 metre repeaters. I haven't listened to them for years.

May have to blow the dust off my Icom 02E to check if MP still exists. :D

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Didin't radio hams used to do quite a bit of "meteor bounce" DXing? Do they still?

Some radio links used be via "tropospheric scatter", where you'd pump megawatts into the troposphere, and get a few microwatts back out at the other end!

And here's the 1st ever telecom sat, just a "big mirror in space ......."

http://www.skyrocket.de/space/doc_sdat/echo-1.htm .
 

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I think a few still do EME just for old times sake.



L.:)
 
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