New week new round of Signal hunting bike rides! Do you want to join? We ride Saturday and Sunday. Let me know what day suits you best.
This weekend the ghost satellite LES-5 - developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory - should finally be in reach. The experimental communications satellite was launched on July 1, 1967, to test the viability of UHF satellites in a near geostationary orbit.
Starting from today I will do the first round of signal hunting bike rides. As I already announced earlier I scheduled the 4th and 5th as well as the 11th and 12th of December.
Please send me a personal message on which of these days you are planning to join. Of course, it is also possible to join multiple days. Possibly also add your general direction so I can find a good meeting point for all of us.
I just ran a satellite pass prediction and noticed that many of the satellites we will try to catch will pass in the late afternoon. Therefore I would suggest meeting around 15:00h tomorrow and biking together to our listening spot. Feel free to bring your own equipment
On a general note, I would ask you to subscribe to the Drowning in Æther mailing list via this link:
This mailing list is not meant to be a newsletter for my project, but rather a place for people to exchange knowledge and ideas about working with radio signals. I hope to get more people interested in signal hunting. So please feel free to share your antennas, recordings, thoughts, etc., or ask questions if you need help getting started.
Looking forward to meeting you!
I’m happy to announce the Drowning in Æther - Signal hunting bike rides.
The during the month of December I invite you to join me on a trip through the radio spectrum. We are going to hunt for as well as make audible signals of ghost satellites and satellite radio pirates hijacking abandoned military satellites. For the last couple of weeks, I have been assembling a mobile listening station, a cargo bike with a sound system, my antennas, and all the necessary equipment to hunt for satellite signals. During these collaborative bike rides, we try to sync up with the circadian rhythms of the satellites and explore the urban environment of Rotterdam to find the perfect spot to capture their radio signals.
Due to the current Covid situation, I’m planning multiple rides with small groups. The bikes will not only bring us to our listening spots but also help us to keep a healthy distance. So far, I scheduled the 4. & 5. of December as well as the 11. & 12. of December, but other spontaneous group rides during the month could be planned by contacting me.
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