[Ansteorra] Don Shamino in space

Emma Haldan emma.haldan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 16:07:17 PDT 2008

Is it true, as I have heard, that he took white silk into space with him?
And that there might, somewhere on the ISS, be lurking an "Honest Don Tivar"
sticker? (I think I got that right, oral history is somewhat suspect, you

Emma Haldan

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Mike Andrews W5EGO <mikea at mikea.ath.cx>wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 11:13:19AM -0500, Mike Andrews W5EGO wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:21:41AM -0500, Jennifer Carlson wrote:
> > >
> > > And what would the radio frequencies be for those of us in Oklahoma who
> wish to listen in?
> >
> > Somewhere around those given, *if* the ISS is above the horizon for us
> > Down Below. I plan to have my rig on and to be listening, but haven't
> > yet gone to the ISS-visibility computer. The frequencies given are
> > necessarily corrected for Doppler shift, but knowing where to tune in
> > Oklahoma (assuming visibility) depends on his transmit frequency and
> > his velocity w.r.t. the listener.
> Apologies for, and a correction to, an inaccuracy in my post above.
> The frequencies in the 432-450 MHz range in the original post, and
> the locations given for them, are the frequencies of the transmit side
> of various amateur radio repeaters. To hear the ISS itself, listen on
> 145.800 MHz plus or minus a little bit to correct for Doppler shift:
> the ISS is moving fast enough that the Doppler shift makes a little
> difference.
> Others have posted on how to find whether (and when) the ISS will be
> visible from your location; I shan't repeat that.
> But oh! how I wish I were beyond the sky with Don Shamino, instead of
> looking up at him. And the tales he'll have to tell us when he comes
> back among us lowlanders!
> --
> Mike Andrews        /   Michael Fenwick    Barony of Namron, Ansteorra
> mikea at mikea.ath.cx  /   Amateur Extra radio operator W5EGO
> Tired old music Laurel; Chirurgeon; SCAdian since AS XI
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