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Unofficial RS12/13 News

I recently queried several of my Russian friends and received this response from Oleg, RV3TH, in Nihzni Novgorod:

ogl@fromru.com writes:
> Yesterday I has done a telephone call to my friend from the Siberia.
> It works in one of the checking centres for satellites (not HAM, hi-hi).
> Hi says:"Electronical devices of satellite Êîñìîñ2123 (and RS12/13) is
> perished after superpower protonflashes on the Sun(July/August 2002)"
> Devices of control and recivers perished the first, next 
> perish a beacon.
> They have hope to restore satellite, but very small.
> Jerry, you can use this information, but it is NON OFFICIAL
> information.

Sorry for the potentially bad news...
Jerry, K5OE/3

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