South Korean radio KBS is sending out very nice cards for the 100th anniversary of the fight against Japanese colonialism.

I dunno if there’s an implicit message there, but I wouldn’t bet against it. A very pretty card, either way.

Far out! The code key for AO7’s telemetry. So now if he flies overhead, just find hims beacon on 29.5/145.98 MHz, then decode the rtty. Then we can see if he is happy in various systems by comparing the channels in the telemetry to the chart. “Hi hi!”

AO7 is a very good ancient satellite! He works so hard. There should be a way to report telemetry and graph it like for Fox sats.

This AO-7 season, I intend to record hims telemetry song and hopefully talk to him on both mode a and b. Goals.

AO7 just sends out telemetry as RTTY (baudot code), so that is simple. Still can’t find a secret decoder ring for the 24 channels, though. Some are pretty obviously current values.

AO-7 here shows off to prove that satellite cleanroom manufacturing is for *wimps.*

Oscar 7 has been flying around bouncing transmissions in 5 ways since 1974, the same year as poor old Skylab went kablooie.

Bunnysuits? We don’t need no stinking bunnysuits.


AO-7 is also a real cutie pie of a satellite. I’ve been a fan for years, but never talked to hims or even heard his telemetry. (Probably hims oldschool solar panels were too shaded those days.)

Who couldn’t be happy to have a chance to chat with this miracle robot? He has done so well for so long for us. We are ever so proud of you, Oscar7! 💖

Chelsea Manning’s answer to NPR asking about her feelings regarding Adrain Lamo, who turned her in. The scrawled note says a lot about her and the situation - both in the plain maturity of content and perhaps in the cramped, uncomfortable edges to the characters...

Here is what a nice test page which @Cat made for looks like in a browser which doesn’t support ANSI colour escape codes. This is the new client for iOS.

If you go to Gopher:// with @solderpunk ‘s lovely client, this renders in nice BBS style colour.

So going forward, it probably is good form to make maps select for regular or colour. I shall try!

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