ARISS International Meetings have, since the beginning, allowed any ham
community observer attend their meetings. Many of these meetings are held
at a space agency, so attendance lists are generated for security to enable
observer's attendance. Each region member society provides this list (i.e.
nominates attendance at the meeting) to the meeting host. This was the
first time an observer requested attendance and was denied.
I hope this clarifies.
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 23:46:31 -0400
From: Roger Kolakowski <Rogerkola(a)aol.com>
Subject: [sarex] Re: FW: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 4, Issue 401
To: "Frank H. Bauer" <ka3hdo(a)comcast.net>
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I don't want to take sides this early in the game but your statement:
"...Let me also be clear that MAREX as a team was not singled out. Only
Miles. So if MAREX had thoughts or proposals, they were and are welcome to
share them with the ARISS team. And, if there are other members of MAREX,
besides Miles, that wanted to attend future meetings, I would expect that
they probably would be allowed to attend. As long as they abide by the
space agency rules. (But remember, I don't make those decisions)..."
Seems to be contrary to the following note:
> From Gaston Bertels ARISS Chairman
> Hi Miles,
> By decision of the ARISS Board, participation to ARISS-i meetings is
limited to delegates from the Member Societies and observers nominated by
> USA member societies are the ARRL and AMSAT NA.
> Only these societies can nominate participants to the ARISS-i meetings.
> Best regards
> Gaston Bertels, ON4WF