Thursday, June 07, 2007

Shuttle Launch Support Milsat Comms Monitored

Ron Rensen fires the first monitoring shot for the upcoming Space Shuttle launch of Atlantis on the STS-117 mission. He monitored launch support comms on 261.450 MHz, a UHF milsat downlink. He heard Herky 621 working Wolfhound. Phil Williams also heard some comms on this one. He writes on the Hearsat newsgroup: "Following Ronald's post last night I left the ICR20 on that freq recording overnight and heard 'Variable Variable calling Pantenne' with English accent. along with a lot of keying-up and a 2khz tone and very occasional DTMF."

Many thanks to Ron, Phil and the Hearsat newsgroup for reporting this launch support frequencies. If you hear any launch related comms please drop us some email.