Quick … Build a Heathkit!

A group of space enthusiasts have made contact with a satellite launched in 1978.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/29/317190053/after-decades-of-silent-wandering-nasa-probe-phones-home

One of the hurdles to communicating with the thirty-plus year old satellite is finding electronics which can talk that slow … sort of.

Sounds like the set up for a cheesy science fiction thriller.

(You do know what Heathkits are, don’t you? My first computer was a Heathkit H-89, which I built myself.)

Three cheers for the amateurs!

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