[sarex] Re: Simplex and space
tmcgrane at suffolk.lib.ny.us
Sat Aug 12 20:57:37 PDT 2006
greetings- in response to an extremely condesending post, I must say your
reading comprehension is poor for a writer unless you didnt read all the
exchanges. To the contrary, I believe I can do something. that is why I
On Sat, 12 Aug 2006, William M. Pasternak wrote:
> As I recall from my days of film making with the late Roy Neal, K6DUE, (who
> was the person who literally began the manned ham radio in space operations
> through his connections with NASA) the reason the frequencies are -- as
> they are -- is the result of three years of exhaustive research by the
> folks who are responsible for any ham radio being ion the ISS. The choice
> was made so that ARISS operations interfere with no-body -- and hopefully
> -- nobody on the ground interferes with ARISS.
> Changing hats: Since the 1960's I have been researching and writing about
> bandplanning -- repeaters -- remote bases -- etc. The first 26 years for
> the now defunct 73 Magazine (Looking west) and the past several years for
> Worldradio. As such, I have an ongoing information flow that few if any of
> you have.
> And it boils down to this: Not all the world having the same bandplans as
> the USA and North America. And the "world" is not going to change to
> satisfy a small group of folks who -- now and then -- want to talk to an
> astronaut or cosmonaut.
> Rather, those interested in such an activity can only perform it because
> the rest of the world'a ham radio community permits it to happen. And the
> rest of the world of ham radio has -- in a defacto sense -- has dictated to
> manned space enthusiasts where they can operate.
> The bottom line: Be happy that you can have the opportunity to make these
> contacts at all and stop moaning because you may have to twiddle a dial
> once in a while. Just consider it as being the way it is -- and the way
> its going to remain -- because it is not within any of your power to change.
> Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF
> At 04:55 PM 8/12/2006, McGrane wrote:
> >Greetings after a busy day and to continue, the choice of a simplex
> >frequency is easy; 145.800
> >On Sat, 12 Aug 2006, Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] wrote:
> > > Does a (1) non interfering (2) two meter (3) satellite (4) simplex
> > frequency for worldwide use exist?
> > >
> > > I guess one would need to start with the approved world wide satellite
> > frequencies - 144-146 MHz.
> > > Then overlay regional usage band plans and see what was left.
> > >
> > > The ARRL band plan
> > (http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/bandplan.html#2m) for the
> > USA has satellite operations from 144.30-144.50 and 145.80-146.00. That
> > limits it down in a hurry so that criteria #1 is met.
> > >
> > > What do other regional band plans have in that range that meet the
> > first criteria?
> > >
> > > Kenneth - N5VHO
> > >
> > >
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