[sarex] Re: Lets go back to simplex voice

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY] kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov
Mon Aug 10 17:59:38 PDT 2009

If they are listening on the uplink freq (simplex or split) then they will hear you. Seems they are not listening as much as the old days.

From: Thomas McGrane [n2oeq at aceweb.com]
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 5:25 PM
To: Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY]; n2oeq at aceweb.com; sarex at amsat.org
Subject: RE: [sarex]  Lets go back to simplex voice

Hi kenneth- please reread my message, if they hear us calling MAYBE they will answer, as it
is they dont hear us to get interested, chicken and egg. Be the solution. Pat

>------- Original Message -------
>From    : Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY][mailto:kenneth.g.ransom at nasa.gov]
>Sent    : 8/10/2009 3:30:09 PM
>To      : n2oeq at aceweb.com; sarex at amsat.org
>Cc      :
>Subject : RE: [sarex]  Lets go back to simplex voice
 >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

Kenneth - N5VHO

-----Original Message-----
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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