VE8 Amateurs assist NASA

Now if you remember a couple of days ago on the RACTWEETS Twitter account I posted the following:

RACTWEETS RAC HQ NanoSail-D Ejects: NASA Seeks Amateur Radio Operators’ Aid to Listen for Beacon Signal via @NASA21 Jan

RACTWEETS RAC HQ Urgent– help find ‘lost’ solar sail via radio: via @addthis21 Jan  

RACTWEETS RAC HQ Stubborn nano-satellite finally pops out – This Just In – Blogs via @cnn21

Well as it turns out Amateur Radio came through and the “Bird” was heard by some VE8′s…

Thanks to AMSAT Twitter account we get the following:

AMSAT AMSAT VE8EV/VE8NE team confirms @NanoSailD sail deployment Great work!

So for the complete story I recommend you head over to the VE8EV Amateur Radio Blog.

In passing I’ll mention that John was one of the station operator for VE8RAC recently during the RAC Canada Winter Contest and he also is an avid DXer and Contester who has given many rare IOTA numbers out during his DXPeditions and also given a bunch of not so avid DXers the rare VE8 Prefix for their logs (me included in this one).

Well done (again) John

Just remember…  The original Amateur Radio Social Media device used a “Key” and not a “Keyboard”.

73 from Ottawa… Bob


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