Archive for date: April 27, 2008

Cubesats away!

April 27, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, the satellite launch that I’ve been waiting for happened. On the first pass I thought I was setup to record the Delfi C3 telemetry, and even thought I heard a signal, but it turns out it was probably just a local birdie. The second pass of the satellite cluster was only a 9 degree […]

General Decimal Arithmetic

April 27, 2008 | Computer Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

While trying to find out if Python included some built-in capabilities for dealing with BCD numbers (it appears not) I encountered this rather interesting page about decimal arithmetic. General Decimal Arithmetic

AO-16 gone quiet…

April 27, 2008 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

The news is that satellite AO-16 has gone quiet. We’ve been assured not to panic: Hello all, There are reports at that AO-16 has gone silent. Should this be the case, there is no cause for alarm. Over the last month AO-16 has gone from full illumination (0 minutes of eclipse) to over 250 […]