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Old 09-23-2011, 8:29 PM
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Default UARS satellite re-entry

Is anyone monitoring the "Space Fence" frequencies on 216.970, 216.980, or 216.990 for a reflection of the UARS satellite when it re-enters our atmosphere? Here is info on the Fence: Air Force Space Surveillance System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I'm too close to the Lake Kickapoo site. I can usually hear a weak signal on 216.98 all the time. Probably from tropo scatter and airplanes.
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Tom, I am close to Kennedy Space Center. I have an R-7000 set to 216.990 with a log periodic pointed to the NW. I don't have a pre-amp, so I don't know if I will get anything or not. It is just coming over California now, if it did break up, maybe there would be enough of a reflection to catch an echo.
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I worked there about 20 years ago back when it belonged to the Navy and like to check every once in a while to see if it is still on the air. I don't have a SSB/CW receiver so I just listen in AM. I wasn't paying attention and missed this last pass.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:25 PM
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You can listen live here: Space Weather Radio: News and information about sunspots, solar flares and meteor showers

I came across the site earlier this year and listened to the Perseids. Very interesting.
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