Local man hears Sputnik signal

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Local man hears Sputnik signal - Signal Seems To Be Series Of Morse O's E1...
Signal Seems To Be Series Of Morse O's E1 Mnlhcws, Olhci-s Lislcn For Two Hours; Hams Help To Track Satellite (For Oilier Satellite Stories, See I'ajc Six) Signals from the Russian carlh satellite were received in Huron Saturday by Ed Mathews, ama- cur radio fan. Mathews listened to the signals for Iwo hours al his A M Radio TV shop al 49 Ninth Streel S. E. Whal he hard was a constant signal which kept -repealing a Siring of Ihree dashes which, in Morse code, is Ihe loiter "0." Al times the signal would grow \ ery faint but it never faded out completely. : Mathews wasn't the only person lo hear Ihe signal. His wife listened, too, and so did his son, James, 13. Then there were his two electronic technicians. Gene Halter and Maurice Shultz; Tom, Mon- lieim, a high senior who is a ham operalor;, and Iwo persons from The Daily Plainsman, Robert D'; Lusk, publisher, and Emil Miller; photographer. But Malhews wasn't Ihc only ham" listening to the signals: Others were helping scientistj

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  1. The Daily Plainsman,
  2. 04 Oct 1957, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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