Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Sputnik-1" Radio Beacon Schematic Found!


The search for the schematic diagram of the world's first orbiting radio beacon transmitter is finally over! 

Отчет о разработке бортовой радиостанции первого советского искусственного спутника Земли /прибор Д-200/. Репринтное издание. - М.: «ИД Медиа Паблишер»,2012.- 122 с., ISBN 978-5-903650-23-1


Published in 2012, this book is a report on the development of the radio beacon transmitter (D-200) that was carried into orbit by Sputnik 1, on October 4, 1957. 

Boris/RU3AX reviewed this book in the April, 2013 edition of the Russian magazine, Radio. His review features the schematic diagram of one of the two radio transmitters carried aboard Sputnik 1. Please click here to open a PDF file of his article.

I would like to thank Oleg/RV3GM and Sergey/UA3ALW for bringing this wonderful news to our attention. 

9 comments:

  1. HI MIKE,

    GREAT STUFF HERE!!! ANY CHANCE THERE'LL BE AN ENGLISH VERSION?

    72
    HERB/WR9H

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  2. I have made a translation of the article in English and Dutch but it still needs some revision and proof reading...

    72,
    Peter - PA0PJE

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  3. Thanks Herb,

    As PA0PJE says (thanks Peter!), he's working on a translation of the magazine article. Of course it would be wonderful to have the book translated, but I've not yet heard of any efforts in that direction.

    73/72,
    Mike, AA1TJ

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  4. Just cruised back by here and I'm extremely delighted to learn that you finally found it!

    73,

    --Ethan, K8GU/3.

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  5. I know Ethan...and just when we'd about given up all hope!

    73,
    Mike, AA1TJ

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  6. Hi Mike,

    Just sent you the translation... I also have sent requests both directly to Russia and through a local book reseller that is specialized in Eastern European books, to get a copy of that book. So far no response, however. Still hoping to get one! If so, I will certainly try to translate it.
    73,
    Peter - PA0PJE

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  7. Excellent job. Thank you!

    73

    Aaron - KD0CXH

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  8. Hi Mike,

    Today I learned about the russion article describing the Sputnik transmitter. Do you have meanwhile got an English translation of the russian article ?

    Vy 73
    Stefan, HB9TWS

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  9. Dear Stefan,
    I apologize for the delay in my answer. I have sent an email to the address which appears on your QRZ.com listing.

    Kind Regards,
    Mike, AA1TJ

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