[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Repeater for Field Day!

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Tue Jun 21 11:24:19 PDT 2011

Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that for "life safety" 
reasons, they are only supposed to operate it in the pre-tested and pre-approved 
programmed modes.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Tue, June 21, 2011 1:49:08 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS Repeater for Field Day!
> On Mon, 2011-06-20 at 23:24 -0500, George Henry wrote:
> > According to  www.issfanclub.com, the ISS repeater has not been active for 
> > almost 2  years now.  At one point it was rumored that the memory programming 
> > of the radio had been messed up, and the crew did not know how to put  it 
> > into crossband repeat mode manually. 
> What?  I thought  they were supposed to be radio amateurs!  What happened
> to "fiddle with  the buttons until it works properly"?
> Gordon  MM0YEQ
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