Archive for date: October 20, 2011

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

October 20, 2011 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wow. Pretty good jolt today. I was sitting in my office when I began to feel some high frequency shaking, starting weak, but then growing sharply in intensity. I’ve been in California long enough that such things don’t usually perturb me too much, but this one was as strong as I can remember in the […]

What’s Up: A Visual Database of Satellites and Debris

October 20, 2011 | Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve pondered creating something like this a bunch of times: a way to visualize all the satellites currently in Earth orbit. Somebody beat me to it, using Google Earth and a .kml file. It’s pretty astounding just how packed low earth orbit is, and it’s cool to check out the band of geostationary satellites as […]