Re: STS-88 Launch Visibility Info

Mir16609@aol.com
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 14:49:21 EST

In a message dated 11/28/98 12:10:19 PM Eastern Standard Time, bobjo@home.com
writes:

> Can anyone suggest a little-known link or mirror where I can get live
>  coverage, if only in audio? The usual NASA-TV type links are always
>  overloaded at launch time.

In order to help you and others to visually observe the Shuttle launch (OK -
we're on-topic now), here are some suggestions:

NASA-TV via the Internet will, hopefully, not be overloaded at 1am EST, 1am
PST.  If you connect remember there is a buffer.  I timed the delay of a
webcast that was also being broadcast over live TV.  The delay was nearly a
minute.  I have collected several NASA-TV webcast sites at:
http://members.aol.com/mir16609/sts-tv.htm

Also there are a lot of retransmissions of the shuttle audio via shortwave.
Since I use a YB-400 for the time signals from WWV it can also receive the
signals from GSFC Ham radio.  Although I live less than 20 miles (32 km) from
GSFC I have never been particularly successful in receiving the signal. (Hams
are welcome to make suggestions to me via e-mail.)  The frequency are lists
here:
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sarex/shutfreq.html

Good Luck.

Cheers
Don Gardner
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
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