[Noisebridge-discuss] Impulse trip down to Vandenberg to see the latest SpaceX launch tomorrow (Sunday)?
mct at toren.net
Sun Jan 17 07:50:32 UTC 2016
By the way, FWIW, the reddit post says:
> VAFB broadcasts launch communication traffic that can be picked up
> with a regular radio scanner. This is by far your best option for
> listening to launch traffic.
> I will be at the W Ocean viewing area with a scanner tuned to launch
> Listening on a radio scanner is the best way to hear communication
> traffic. I have seen many people try and fail to watch / listen to
> the delayed webcast.
> Available frequencies are listed at:
> http://www.spacearchive.info/vafbnet.htm I forget which one is the
> best in Lompoc but I think it's 147.00.
The linked page is one of Brian Webb's, from 2003. Brian runs the "launch
alert" list (http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/launch-alert), where
you can learn about upcoming Vandenberg activity. (Very good list, highly
recommended!) Getting ready for another launch last year, I pinged Brian
asking if there was any way to tune into the countdown. He replied:
> Providing Vandenberg launch status info over ham radio is something
> that is not actively encouraged. As a matter of fact, one ham radio
> repeater in Santa Barbara prohibited this activity.
> Why can't you use an I-phone and listen to the launch over the
> Internet from NASA TV, Spaceflightnow.com, or the United Launch
> Alliance web site?
So, we'll see. I really hope it works! I don't have a clear memory of us
trying the repeaters last time, but I'm sure we must have. We brought our
radios this trip, anyway, just in case. :-)
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