Tag: Apollo 11

via the ARRL: Centenarian Radio Amateur’s Efforts Helped Pave the Way to the Moon

The Nashville Tennessean newspaper recently featured the story of a 104-year-old ARRL member who contributed to NASA’s effort to put the first humans on the moon 50 years ago this month. Cary Nettles, W5SRR, of Columbia, Tennessee — who calls himself the nation’s oldest rocket scientist still alive — was a NASA project manager and research engineer on […]

via the ARRL: EME SSTV Lunar Landing Commemorative Event Set

Moonbounce enthusiasts are invited to take part in a commemorative Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) slow-scan television (SSTV) party on 23 centimeters, marking the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. The event gets under way at 2300 UTC on Saturday, July 20, at PI9CAM in the Netherlands. “We will start to transmit several lunar landing-related images on 1296.110 […]

via HACKADAY: Live Apollo 11 Transcript On eInk Display

There are few moments in history that have ever been recorded in more detail or analyzed as thoroughly as the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. Getting three men to our nearest celestial neighbor and back in one piece took a lot of careful planning, and recording every moment of their journey was critical to […]

Ham radio buffs honor Island’s contribution to moon mission (New York)

Deep in a corner of his Islip Terrace home, Lou Maggio has a desk stacked with computer monitors and radio gear — transmitter, receiver and amplifier. All the buttons and switches look a little like the controls inside a spaceship, which seemed appropriate since Maggio and his amateur radio club were bouncing their signal around the world to […]

via the ARRL: Special Event Stations to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing

A number of Amateur Radio special event stations will be (or already are) on the air during July to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. The list includes: N8A, until July 24, Midwest VHF/UHF Society, West Chester, Ohio; WB4ICJ, July 14 – 20, Kennedy Space Center; N1A, […]