[sarex] Re: ISS amateur radio status report

Tim McLeod ve3tzs at mac.com
Wed May 23 05:39:15 PDT 2007


Given the crew schedule, and the school contacts, when do you expect the
packet to be put into operation?

73 Tim VE3TZS

on 5/21/07 1:24 PM, Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] at
kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov wrote:

> Some short term reconfigurations to the Kenwood radio were attempted today
> with limited success. The preset channels that are used for many of the day to
> day operations are still inaccessible. The good news is that a few of the more
> commonly used configurations were able to be stored in the radio. One of the
> modes that was able to be partially restored was the packet system but the
> operations will be on 145.825 simplex. General voice communication as well as
> configurations to support school contacts were also saved.
> A full restore of the radio is still required to return full functionality of
> the radio system and that process will require access to a computer system and
> certification of the required software. This request is being worked but will
> take a significant amount of time to get all parties involved satisfied before
> the actual restoration can occur.
> In the mean time, enjoy the packet operations when the crew is unavailable and
> keep listening just in case one of the ISS crew decide to give out a "CQ" over
> your part of the world.
> 73,
> Kenneth - N5VHO
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