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Re: Meeting Andy Thomas VK5MIR



>Some may recall the flurry of media activity about Amateur Radio that I
>reported after I talked to Andy on 6 June just before he left MIR.
>
>The local TV station remembered that and contacted me to do a follow-up
>with Andy who is visiting Canberra, the Capital of Australia.
>We met at the QUESTACON Science and Technology Centre here today and the TV
>camera came and took 8-10 minutes of footage and interview. It'll no-doubt
>boil down to about 1:20 including other footage. However, there were quite
>a few 'dignitaries' who were viewing askance the goings on of an
>interloper...
>
>It created quite a stir and good publicity for Amateur Radio.
>
>The fuller report is at my VK1KEP site (see URL below).
>
>
>
>     _  .      Peter R. Ellis, Amateur Radio Op. VK1KEP
>   _-' |_|\         at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
>  /        \        email: peter.ellis@dao.defence.gov.au
>  \_.--._ C/        Director,
>         \/         RNARS Australia #1528 (see also http://come.to/rnars/)
>          v         Custodian for club station VK1RAN
>Grid: QF44mq
>VK1KEP:   http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/5796/vk1kep.htm
>Mine:          http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/5796/pre-pers.htm
>VK1 

There's also an long article/interview with Andy in the September issue of the American Airlines magazine. 

Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC

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