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Re: ISS Ham Cosmonautics QSO Day

Have they got QSL cards printed yet?

At 04:56 PM 4/6/01 -0400, kc6rol@AMSAT.Org wrote:
>With the help of the ARISS team orbital mechanics expert (Gil WA5NOM)
>the ARISS team has prepared a list of *suggested* passes for the
>Cosmonautics Day event.  The actual pass times are expected to change by
>10 or 15 minutes due to the unusually high level of solar activity.  The
>crew is very busy on the 12th and we'll all have to be patient and hope
>they can make a few of these *suggested* passes.  We encourage people to
>monitor all their passes that day, as the crew may need to adjust their
>Western U.S.                    07:53-08:13 UTC
>Central Russia and Japan        13:43-14:13 UTC
>Western Russia                  18:29-18:49 UTC
>Europe                          19:59-20:19 UTC
>Australia                       18:58-19:18 UTC
>The east coast pass at the end of the day will not start until 21:21
>UTC, which we understand is into the crew sleep period.
>The standard frequencies will be used and are on the ARISS web pages
>(http://ariss.gsfc.nasa.gov).  Please LISTEN BEFORE TRANSMITTING!!!  You
>cannot complete a QSO unless you can hear the crew.  Transmitting when
>you can't first hear the crew only adds QRM and will spoil another
>person's QSO!  Wait until the crew calls for a new contact.  Then send
>your callsign on the uplink.  The crew will select someone for the next
>QSO.  Be patient until they finish and the crew calls for the next
>contact.  (Yes, SWL cards will be issued too.)  Please be courteous and
>help this crew work as many stations as possible.  Thanks, the ARISS
>team appreciates all the enthusiasm and patience of the worldwide ham
>         73,
>         The ARISS Team.
>Will Marchant
>marchant@ssl.berkeley.edu       http://chips.ssl.berkeley.edu/~marchant/
>kc6rol@amsat.org                http://home.earthlink.net/~willmarchant/
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