[amsat-bb] Re: ISS & Amateur Voice Comms (R)

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Jun 5 00:14:30 PDT 2007

MM wrote:

> We believe in the slogan Keep It Simple (KIS). 
> When it comes to projects we sometimes Dumb them down
> to make it easier for the ISS crew.  Sure these guys
> are very smart, but they do not have time to find and
> read the manuals for the 50+ radio, etc on ISS.

The original GE MP/A that flew under SAREX missions with it's 
channelized user interface and simple BIG controls seems like a better 
choice than the "modern" Kenwood for being as simple as possible.

Perhaps non-channelized rigs are not what to send to ISS at all, if all 
they do is cause the crews confusion.

Nate WY0X

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