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W1A Celebrates Telstar At 50

Date : 30 / 06 / 2012
Author : ArnewsLine.org

A celebration of the world's first telecommunications satellite will take place on July 7th. This when the Radio Adventurers of Maine activate the callsign W1A to commemorate the first messages through the Telstar bird. They will be operating on site at the Andover, Maine satellite facility, the original earth station which broadcast the first messages via Telstar was uplinked on July 10th, 1962. The clubs commemorative operation will begin at 1300 UTC on both 40 and 20 meter phone. Other bands will be added as propagation allows. QSL as directed on the air. (Radio Adventurers of Maine via ArnewsLine.org)



 

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