[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Radio Astronaut procedures.
tosca005 at umn.edu
Fri Feb 9 08:05:26 PST 2007
On 9 Feb 2007, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> A 2W TX on shuttle or ISS is considered a catastrophic safety
> hazard due to potential for loss of life due to interference or
> reset of the space suit, or shuttle ISS control systems or
> anything else.
Hmmm.... I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I take my 200 watt 2
meter brick amplifier with me when I go out roving for a VHF contest. My
vehicle has a lot of computerized control systems in it. (Okay, I don't
transmit while traveling at 17,000 MPH through a near perfect vacuum...)
73 de W0JT
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