window into space
We indeed enjoyed to talk to many of you over the moon and to take part
in the 'Echo of Apollo 11 event' on 27th June 2009, during which -by courtesy
of our communication authority- children were
allowed to take over the mike and send their 'Message for Peace' to other
children all over the world.
As our system
could be used fully remote-controlled, some of the members of our group
even worked via moon from their own home. And, for those of us who did
radio-astronomy, it was simply fascinating to look into space and -as
an example- clearly receive the noise emanating from Virgo A in a distance
of roughly 50 Million Lightyears!
In our efforts
we were greatly supported by the local authorities of the village of Eschenbach,
approximately 25 miles east of Zurich. This is simply unique, considering
the fact, that a 10m dish is not always accepted by the non-amateur community.
We are sad to say that we had to go QRT, however, we assure you that we
shall be back via the moon in not too distant future.
HB9MOON auf YouTube:
Anders Apollo 8 Astronaut
vom ARRL Contest 2.10.2010