Wendell Anderson
The first radio amateur to receive pictures from a satellite

Amateur Reception of Weather Satellite Picture Transmissions (PDF) Article is courtesy November 1965 QST; copyright ARRL.

This is a wav file of satellite telemetry.
The media is a 7 inch reel of 1/4" tape that I found in the basement. The original Miranda tape recorder (tubes!) that made the recording still works fine, and I used it for playback.

Turn volume down before playing. The sound is loud and annoying.

These notebooks tell the story of the design and build of the satellite picture receiver. Although I was young at the time, I remember what was going on from watching the project. From reading the notebooks and writing these notes, I now have a better understanding of the project.

Here are the notebooks.