[sarex] Re: ISS amateur radio status report
Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Wed May 23 07:47:31 PDT 2007
My best guess would be the day after then EVA (May 31).
Kenneth - N5VHO
From: Tim McLeod [mailto:ve3tzs at mac.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:39 AM
To: Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]; ISS List
Subject: Re: [sarex] ISS amateur radio status report
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
> 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.
> Kenneth - N5VHO
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