On Fri, 19 Jun 1998, Alain De Carolis wrote about the MIR BBS: > Well i have counted 140 BUSY flags on 160 packets received! ... Meaning > that 87% of the data trasmitted by MIR in a entire pass is... UNUSEFUL. > ... We must think about the new ISS. I believe that a too popular > amateur radio system is not a right choice. A less accessible one ... > would allow all the really interested hams to work the station easily, > and would cut off all the "just courious" .... Why on earth (no pun intended) would we want to "cut off" ANYONE???