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Re: ISS Ham Cosmonautics QSO Day

Hi Nicolaus:
I'm sorry that there are no suggested passes for South America.  We were
faced with a very tough decision due to the extremely limited number of
suggested times we could send to the crew.  The decision was made to
suport passes over the countries sponsoring the ARISS activities.

Remember these are only suggested times.  I think everyone should
monitor the passes over their area for that day.  The crew has been
extremely busy and I'm hoping that they'll take any opportunity to be at
the microphone.  But we need to be realistic.  The crew missed a
scheduled school contact yesterday and a family contact today because
they are so busy.  I'll be very happy if they do *any* general QSOs on
Cosmonautics Day!

I'm trying to get permission to, on a regular basis, send up a list of
"good passes" that the crew can keep around as a reference.  I hope that
that will encourage them to do more general QSOs.  If I can start doing
that I will certainly include South American passes in the list.

Nicolaus Sallay wrote:
> Hello Will,
> Thank you very much for the arrangement and the "suggested" passes.
> For some unknown reason, you forgot to include S.America, we will have
> a very good pass starting +_ 18.00 UTC until +_ 18.20 UTC and we will
> be very happy to be included in the Cosmonautics QSO Day event.
> Some years back, S.America had been excluded from a similar evnet
> with MIR, managed by Mr.Miles Mann, who at the time gave us some
> unreliable explanation for not including us in the event.
> Best Regards,
> Nicolaus Sallay - PP8DA
> E-mail : n.sallay@internext.com.br

Will Marchant
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