[amsat-bb] ISS operation

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Fri Mar 25 18:03:57 UTC 2016


Unfortunately for us (but fortunately for them), they have far more to
do in their spare time than they did back when a few of them got on
the radio and worked towards WAS and DXCC from orbit! They have
laptops with full internet access now and can videochat with their
families or just waste time online like we all do.

All we can hope is that we'll get someone up there that's interested
in using the radio in their spare time again.


Paul, N8HM

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:
> Do any of the "hams" in orbit just like to play radio in their spare time? You know that "drive" to work WAS, VUCC, DXCC. etc. Obviously they would be classified as a "rover". The school contacts are a good demonstration for the non ham public. Then there's the rest of us. They all have at least tech license, but appear not to be "real hams". Shields up.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> Seattle
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