Please accept my condolences to the family, relatives and AMSAT-DL, Hanspeter Kühlen DK1YQ I remember well, it seems that this was only recently, 26 Feb 1991:
910226/1527z DK0MWX, 910226/1522z DB0EAM, 910226/1509z DK0MAV
de DB2OS @ DK0MAV
please pass the following message, with which I fully agree,
to all who worked together on Projekt RM-1/RUDAK-2.
The mailbox is now operating for a few orbits and we have
seen stations logged in from around the world, applauding
to the fruits of or joint effort.
CONNECTED to RUDAK-1
*** Recent RUDAK Users ***
73 de AMSAT RUDAK
AMSAT-DL wishes to congratulate all members of the AMSAT-U-ORBITA
group in Molodechno and Moscow and Leonid Labutin, UA3CR, in
particular, to the successful launch and start of operations of
RADIO-M1/RUDAK II/AMSAT OSCAR 21.
We hope that this is the beginning of a long cooperation and
Dr. Karl Meinzer, DJ4ZC Hanspeter Kuhlen, DK1YQ
President of AMSAT-DL Head of RUDAK Project Group
P.S.: Please convey our sincerest congratulations and thanks also
to the officials and fellows of the GEOS team.
Best 73s to Leo, Vlad, Alex
de Peter & The RUDAK-Group
(H)elp (C)heck (L)ist (R)ead (S)end (E)rase (D)ir (U)sage (Q)uit
RK3KP de RK3KP>
External TCXO 50ppb 25MHz, twisted pair PETV-0.2, multi-colored (dark red - on the case, golden - 25 MHz) is connected to the load 68 Ohm 0805, through 1000 pF 0805 served on 7 leg / RDA3566Q.
- the cable, even the thinnest, elementarily tears tracks from the LNB board with details ...
- soldered to pre-tinned holes, a 0.12mm tin, a thicker one does not climb.
It works stably, good gain.
I tried it on the 6th leg, it works too, but after a couple of minutes an instability appears, the gain drops by ~ 10 dB, then it gets worse ...
Power TCXO - + 12V 0,2A / 30mA - a separate wire.
Indeed we all can be very greatfull to Qatar and the QARS for giving us this fantastic opportunity and for supporting worlwide friendship, humanity and education through Qatar OSCAR 100.
QatarOSCAR 100! Congratulations Peter!
Leonid Labutin UA3CR was a great man and I'm still in good contact with his son Eugene (RZ3AAO)..
Yes, you are right, Leonid was an interesting person and could “ignite” many of his ideas.
The story about Rudak-2
Leonid, UA3CR, revoked the license for violation. The package connection then we had an unresolved type. A community group was created, I entered there, wrote appeals to various authorities. However, the one-on-one format was more efficient. One of these meetings turned out to be successful, my arguments that “for Labutin his call sign UA3CR is not only more important than his name, but even air” had an effect. Nikolai Valentinovich laughed and said: “Well, you can give your Labutin, we will return the call sign”.
A couple of hours later, Labutina rang the doorbell of the apartment, Lyudmila Ivanovna, his wife, opened it and immediately from the doorway: “Volodya, save Labutina, do something !!!” He told me about the promise “from above”. Labutin immediately cheered up, says: “Isn't it time, you, in Molodechno, to make your satellite?” I told him what we were already doing, contract with Ministry of Geology. Approved Terms of Reference, instead of the wage item included on board an amateur repeater 146/435 MHz. Before that, all the RS“s were 29/146 MHz. Leonid caught fire and immediately offered to cooperate with AMSAT-DL. He told that "Ariana drowned AO-9 from Rudak-1", showed the magazine from Amsat-UK with a photo of the wreckage. "People have suffered, you need to take on their new Rudak-2." I liked the idea, I promised to do coordination. It was possible in just 6 months to include Rudak-2 in the documents.
Labutin himself, at the expense of Dmitry Shparo (you have a lot of photos of skiers on your site), traveled to Sorrey with the Agreement and arranged coordination up to 1 millimeter, 1 milliwatt, and 1 dB!
* pulled up my English, even found errors in your letters ...
Leo handed me your Album of schemes, unfortunately I didn’t have any CAD at that time, our schemes and drawings were then “in pencil” ...
Looking back, the Radio-M1 with RUDAK II and INFORMATOR-1 with the planned Koskon constellation were somehow ahead of time...
Yes, summed up the complete absence of ground stations. There were only 2 pcs. for testing.
I added also your above links to the AO-21/RS-14 page.
Peter @ DB2OS
links to the Russian version is better to add links with translation into English
here is my old 1997 site
congratulations on the successful launch of PHASE4 - Es’Hail2
See you through PHASE4 - Es’Hail2!
accidentally visited the Amsat-DL website and read that, according to your story, the main name, Radio-M1, disappeared, and Radio-M1 / AO-21_RS-14 along with our AMSAT-U-ORBITA “migrated” to the east, for 600 km , from Molodechno to Kaluga:
AMSAT OSCAR-21 (Radio Sputnik-14)
I regret that your organization’s memory turned out to be so short ... only 28 years old ...
Chief Designer INFORMATOR-1 and Radio-M1 / AO-21/RS-14
EU2AA, ex RC2CA, eu2aa(@)tut.by
1. Agreement in English
2. Agreement in Russian.
3-4. Your journal AMSAT-DL March / May 1990, which you sent me in 1991.
5. Our last photo with Stefan Eckart, DL2MDL (who brought RUDAK-2 to Molodechno) after docking RUDAK-2 with the main carrier.