On 11 Aug 2009 at 0:24, Roger Kolakowski wrote:
Entirely possible...they don't seem as much interested in Amateur radio as they used to be...
It is not a new fact very few has been active the exception was Valery Korzun and the space tourists. Could be the ISS repeater configuration can be put in service as the signal is very strong and it will be a great newbie sat? The SSTV sessions seems to be always short sessions up to the batteries life!
A great amateur radio space assets who can be much more useful if it was just put in the repeater mode. +- The ARISS contact session "-"
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