[sarex] Re: further late reply regarding ISS simplex
Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Fri Aug 11 06:10:49 PDT 2006
"In Space There are NO borders."
BUT on Earth there are and you must abide by those regulations to talk
Kenneth - N5VHO
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Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 5:48 AM
To: McGrane; Manned space BBS
Subject: [sarex] Re: further late reply regarding ISS simplex
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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