[amsat-bb] Re: [AMSAT-BB] ISS, what the heck happened?

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Jun 27 11:57:06 PDT 2011



I can only imagine a ham nut messing around on 20cw on the other side of the planet doing 17,000mph.  The mind wanders! 

73 Bob W7LRD 



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From: "R Oler" <orbitjet at hotmail.com> 
To: w7lrd at comcast.net, pisymbol at gmail.com 
Cc: "Amsat BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:44:21 AM 
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: [AMSAT-BB] ISS, what the heck happened? 


Bob.  The odds of getting a "real ham" are pretty small in my view.  There will be the occasional person who is either interested in the effort pre launch or gets that way due to circumstances aboard the station, but that's going to be rare particularly as long as the folks doing the flying are "NASA employees".  

What I would hope for more is a real ham setup on ISS.  something other then a digi or a psuedo FM bird.  A real transponder would be nice.  

Robert G. Oler WB5MZO (Life member AMSAT ARRL NARS) 


> Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:47:31 +0000 
> From: w7lrd at comcast.net 
> To: pisymbol at gmail.com 
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: [AMSAT-BB] ISS, what the heck happened? 
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> This may open a can of worms-However,  I'd like to see a "real" ham on the ISS.  We all know what that means.  Granted they all take the tech license to be "official" amateur radio operators.  However we don't see the "passion" in the belly to get on the air.  There have been a few up there that had that and it was noticable.  
> 
> 73 Bob W7LRD 
> 
> Seattle 
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> From: "Alexander Sack" <pisymbol at gmail.com> 
> To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 4:08:17 AM 
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  [AMSAT-BB] ISS, what the heck happened? 
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> So I think everyone read the announcement ARRL made before FD.  Now 
> that FD weekend is at an end, can someone explain to me why NASA 
> couldn't let the astronauts have 10 minutes on the radio for one pass? 
>  I mean were they having issues with the radio itself? 
> 
> I still don't see a 26th timeline as I thought that might give me a 
> clue on why this weekend was an epic failure (I mean I couldn't even 
> hear the digipeater at times). 
> 
> -aps (KC2ZSX) 
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