[amsat-bb] Re: ISS
ka1rrw at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 13 06:35:32 PDT 2010
It’s the responsibility of ARISS to teach the ISS crews how to handle a pile up and to teach them the correct exchanges.
ARISS has been successful in getting the ISS crews to pass their licenses.
ARISS has not successful in teaching the ISS crews how to use the Amateur Radio equipment or the proper “Exchange” protocols.
Unless you get a legitimate acknowledgment back, you have no proof he was talking to you or to one of the other stations within a 1000-mile radius.
--- On Mon, 7/12/10, Jeremy Cowgar <jeremy at cowgar.com> wrote:
> From: Jeremy Cowgar <jeremy at cowgar.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:01 PM
> I believe that's true however during
> my limited experience (listening to
> a few passes, then trying to work 2 and finally getting him
> on the
> third) I've *never* head him give a call. It's always "Hear
> you loud and
> clear Cleveland" or "Got you Rick..."
> Has this been other peoples experience?
> On 7/12/2010 9:26 PM, David - KG4ZLB wrote:
> > I may be wrong but "technically" you would need to
> have NA1SS repeat
> > your call to be a true contact - he may have written
> your call down and
> > forgot to acknowledge you by callsign in which case
> send a QSL and you
> > might get lucky - if not then keep trying, Its great
> when it does happen
> > and you know that an Astronaut flying at 17600mph in
> space is talking
> > directly to you!
> > Best of luck
> > David
> > KG4ZLB
> > On 7/12/2010 20:18, Jeremy Cowgar wrote:
> >> With all the talk about ISS, I decided to try. I
> heard Col Wheelock on
> >> two passes but he never acknowledged my call. Then
> the pass today at
> >> 22:30 I was calling "KB8LFA Jeremy in Akron,
> Ohio"... He came back and
> >> said "Got you loud and clear Akron, We are now
> passing ..."
> >> It might not happen all the time and probably not
> at the exact time I
> >> transmit but how do I know there was not a
> stronger station saying
> >> Akron, Ohio as well? Is this what constitutes a
> contact w/NA1SS?
> >> Jeremy
> >> KB8LFA
> >> http://www.kb8lfa.com
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