AMATEUR TV REPEATER / SPACE SHUTTLE TV
CONTINUOUS, LIVE SPACE SHUTTLE AUDIO & VIDEO SIGNAL
PROVIDED BY THE BIG SHANTY REPEATER GROUP
This project is dedicated to the memory of Tim Mallory, AI4B.
With permission from NASA and a special ruling by the FCC, we have televised previous missions on the Big Shanty Repeater Group's ATV Repeater and will continue to broadcast future missions.
AUDIO & VIDEO RECEPTION REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS
| | | | | | | | << A good yagi or beam type UHF antenna adjusted for 427.250 MHz. Mount as high as
+‑‑+‑‑‑+‑‑‑+‑‑‑+‑‑‑‑+\ << possible and away from trees. Connect it with the best quality coaxial cable
| | | | | | | | \ << that you can arrange. Rg 6, 11, 9913, etc. A pre-amplifier (Radio Shack 15-1115) may help.
ANTENNA \ << Aim the antenna at
\ << Orient the elements on the antenna VERTICALLY, not horizontally as with std. TV. |
| |cable ready| Could also Connect cable to the
|--------‑=|TV set or | be a cable THREADED cable TV
|VCR set to | converter input‑ NOT the UHF input
| CABL E | box. CH 58
|channel 58 |
If your UHF antenna cable is equipped with a PL259 type connector, you may use two adapters from Radio Shack to adapt it to the threaded F connector on your TV or VCR.
The two adapters are: 278‑255 for $1.29 and 278‑208 for $1.79.
Whether you use a converter, a cable ready set or a cable ready VCR, it must be able to tune the CATV channel 58. Cable channel 58 is also known as channel VV.
Please note that we are NOT talking about UHF channel 58.
Low cost amplified converters are also
available from several manufacturers. PC Electronics in
The Space Shuttle TV coverage takes place from just prior to launch continuously through the end of the mission.
The transmitter site is at
Coverage is continuous audio and video on 427.250 Mhz Fast Scan Amateur Television.
AUDIO RECEPTION INSTRUCTIONS:
We also provide the voice portion of the program on either the 146.655 MHz (primary) or 147.345 MHz (backup) MHz Amateur voice repeater. Both of these may be picked up on most scanner radios.
Info: We provide 10 voice repeaters in the Metro
Atlanta area. For more information, call
on 146.655 MHz. Or visit http://BSRG.org
on the World Wide Web.
We are the most progressive Repeater group in the Southeast and we welcome your participation!
NASA launch schedules (as soon as we know them) are posted on the web site. "See" you on Amateur Television!