[sarex] Re: further late reply regarding ISS simplex

MM ka1rrw at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 11 03:47:51 PDT 2006

I agree.
In Space There are NO borders.
Why do we have Regions.
Regions reduces the crews abilities to enjoy the
Amateur Radio project.

--- McGrane <tmcgrane at suffolk.lib.ny.us> wrote:

> Greetings from patrick N2OEQ
> Despite support of the present frequency scheme for
> the ISS I still wish
> to disagree with the policy of split operation with
> different phone
> uplinks.
> Back when the MIR was up, the russians operated
> simplex and left the radio
> on to listen for callers.
> On several occasions, I called the MIR according to
> my tracking program
> and was rewarded several times with a response.
> With two different uplink frequencies, the
> astronauts are less inclined to
> leave the radio on to listen for callers. 
> When there were several callers here on simplex
> responding to a CQ call
> from the MIR, we acted civilized and took turns and
> everyone made contacts
> so I dont buy the absolute need for split operation.
> Besides, how many callers could there be within 20
> or 30 miles up to the
> horizon.
> We've had years of robot like amateur radio on the
> ISS. How about
> loosening the ties!
> Thanks for the soapbox..... pat
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