I'm replying to a recent post about an Canadian Astronaut not being a ham.
I have seen posted somewhere I believe the AMSAT website that Amateur radio
is a guest on the ISS. Its up to the individual astronaut if they want to
become a ham. Personally I'm grateful there is a ham radio station on board
the ISS. If one astronaut chooses not to operate that means more time for
another to operate.
Well said Bob. I'll add one more thing: All of these options are available in existing projects that need our support.
73, Drew KO4MA
>From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga(a)usna.edu>
>Sent: Jan 31, 2013 1:06 PM
>To: EU_AMSAT(a)yahoogroups.co.uk, Amsat - BBs <amsat-bb(a)amsat.org>, AMSAT - Forum <Forum(a)amsat-dl.org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: New poll for new OSCAR
>That is easy!. The answer is of course ALL OF THE ABOVE.
>The hard part is what can get built by whom. And who is in the best
>position to FUND it and get it launched. And then all the polls in the
>world mean nothing against what -that-person or entity wants or needs.
>And that is what drives what we "get".
>Instead of asking what do we "want", maybe a more useful poll might be
>"what can you build us?"
>Just an aside. <wink>
>> If you want a new satellite/OSCAR wich payload/communication mode should
>> o Telemetry Beacon
>> o Packet Radio Mailbox/Digipeater
>> o FM Repeater
>> o Linear Transponder
>> o Educational payload
>> o Other payload/mode
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After many discussions I launched a poll for a new OSCAR. AMSAT
representatives are invited to evaluate this poll. This poll can
also be a base for further discussions.
> If you want a new satellite/OSCAR wich payload/communication mode should it have?
> o Telemetry Beacon
> o Packet Radio Mailbox/Digipeater
> o FM Repeater
> o Linear Transponder
> o Educational payload
> o Other payload/mode
After a month I will continue with the two most chosen choices with
a new poll until I close the whole run.
If you are not a member of the Yahoo Group EU_AMSAT, please visit the
web page http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/EU_AMSAT/ and join the
group. We also have interesting discussions there.
Thank You for your attention.
Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Best Regards, 73
Thomas Frey, HB9SKA
Thomas Frey, Holzgasse 2, CH-5242 Birr, Tel. + Fax: 056 444 93 41
Tonight [email protected] Eastern will be the last Hudson Valley Satcom Group
Net @ 8 PM Eastern on Echolink N2EYH-L and the MtBeacon Repeater
146.970 pl 100. Sad to say this will be our last net. After five and
onehalf years and some 159 Nets this is it for now. If and when we get
more birds up there we may start the net again. I want to thank all of
you who participated on the Nets. So please join us tonight jan31 for
our Net and share your satellite expertise with us. Hope to hear you
Gary WA2AQH/Tom KC2DTQ
Here is the present group of folks on board the ISS.
Kevin Ford KF5GPP
Chris Hadfield KC5RNJ/VA3OOG
Tom Marshburn KE5HOC
One of the ARISS mentors
In a message dated 1/30/2013 3:52:44 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Any hams on the ISS at this time ?
73, Ted, K7TRK
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Atlas 5 rocket launching TDRS-K is on NASA TV now.
http://www.nasa.gov/ntv is where to watch if you are near a streaming
device. I'm watching on my Roku box. About an hour to go before
73 de JoAnne K9JKM
Going with another setup for portable operation. Serial 10497. Pick up a perfectly working SDR for $175.
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b.. 435MHz 0.15uV
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