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Readers of this post based in the UK might like to know of an upcoming opportunity to hear Paul's story first hand.

"45 Million Miles from Earth"

In this, the first of the 2006 programme of IEE Lectures in Bournemouth, Radio Ham Paul Marsh describes how he built and used a home made receiver to sucessfully recieve signals from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter transmitting in X-band at a staggering range of 45 million miles from Earth. As NASA's New Horizons' mission to Pluto gets underway, for how long can amateurs keep pace with the space race?

Speaker: Paul Marsh, IBM and keen Radio Ham
Venue: Allsebrook Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University
Date and Time: Tea/Coffee from 6:30pm. Presentation from 7pm, Thursday 2nd March 2006
For further details, go to


UPDATE... Paul will be bringing the hardware to the presentation with him.

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