ERIC Number: ED239843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
STS-9 and Amateur Radio. NASA Educational Briefs for the Classroom.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Designed for secondary and postsecondary school students, the article discusses the STS-9 (Space Transportation System), a hand-held amateur radio (ham) station used on the Space Shuttle Columbia. The article details the mechanics of this battery-powered unit and how it is used. Separate sections discuss necessary equipment for picking up space shuttle signals, post cards used by "ham operators" to confirm two-way contact or reception of signal (QSL Cards), the definition of a "ham operator," license requirements for radio amateurs, call signs, organizations to contact, and questions and activities for use in the classroom. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.