[sarex] Re: Lets go back to simplex voice

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY] kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Mon Aug 10 12:30:09 PDT 2009

What difference does simplex vs. split make if the crew doesn't want to answer? Activity occurs regardless of frequency operation when a crew member shows interest in making contacts.

Kenneth - N5VHO

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From: sarex-bounces at AMSAT.Org [mailto:sarex-bounces at AMSAT.Org] On Behalf Of Thomas McGrane
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 11:17 AM
To: sarex at AMSAT.Org
Subject: [sarex] Lets go back to simplex voice

Greetings from pat n2oeq, long island new york

I never agreed with the use of different uplink frequencies for ISS
phone operation. It only led to a lack of activity and simple
regimented school contacts.

I just tried calling the space station on two meters hoping they were
listening but, as usual, no answer.

We need a simple simplex frequency like years ago when the crew of the
MIR or the ISS could just leave the radio on and answer as they pleased.
Many times in the past, I called according to the tracking program and
received responses.

The old argument was that they wanted to operate split to avoid the
confusion of a pileup. Well, I guess it worked because nobody talks any

Please return to a simplex frequency so we can enjoy working the
astronauts and cosmonauts again.

People shouldnt avoid chaos, they should adapt and embrace it and learn
to operate. Out of chaos comes order.

I am extremely disappointed that the military has more say over these
activities than the citizens who support both.

Time to change please.

War is easy and stupid, making peace is hard and productive.

Thank you, pat.

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