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Re: Improvements on ISS



A bit off , but i think we have a verry nice screenshot from NASA tv , with
the VHF ANTENNA in it , made during the EVA yesterday.
Can someone confirm it ?
It can be seen at:
http://www.het-bar.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=440

Chris PA5RWE


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank H. Bauer" <ka3hdo@comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 12:23 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Improvements on ISS


> Kevin,
>
> I am not sure if you are aware of this, but AMSAT  has set up a specific
> listserv for human spaceflight activities. I would encourage you to post
> ISS-related items such as this on the sarex@amsat.org listserv.
>
> If you have a specific proposal for improvements to the ISS Ham radio
> system, it would be best if you submit those to the ARISS (Amateur Radio
on
> the International Space Station) team for review and consideration.  If
you
> go to the ARISS web site:
>
> www.rac.ca/ariss
>
> Under "team members" you can see that Mike Miller, KA5SMA is the
> Secretariat of the Project Selection and use committee.   This is the
> committee that reviews and forwards specific projects, plans and ideas to
> the ARISS International Delegates.  Actually Valentin is working with this
> committee now to prepare his follow-on presentation on the Shadow
> experiment for the upcoming ARISS International Delegates meeting that
will
> be held at ESA ESTEC in late March.  It sounds like your packet ideas
> should be added to Valentin's presentation.  I think you should coordinate
> directly with him to ensure it is part of the package for the ARISS team
to
> review.
>
> The ARISS International meetings are always open to the ham radio
> community, so if you have the opportunity you are welcome to attend our
> meeting at ESA ESTEC (located in the Netherlands).
>
> For those in the states, the ARISS International meeting after the ESA
> ESTEC meeting will be held in conjunction with the AMSAT Symposium and
> Annual meeting in October.  All are welcome attend.  It will provide you
> with a great perspective of what is on the horizon and you will get to
meet
> a number of fantastic people.
>
> 73,
>
> Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
> AMSAT VP for Human Spaceflight Programs
> ARISS International Chairman
>
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 17:34:15 +1100
> From: "Kevin Forbes" <vk3ukf@hotmail.com>
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Improvements on ISS
>
> Hello folks, I left this message at the ISS fan club for a bit of
feedback,
> but as of now have not received any, not knowing enough about it, I
present
> it here for some possible feedback, positive and negative, all is welcome.
> Thanks Kevin VK3UKF.
>
> Hello, everyone, I am proposing a change to the Space Stations beacon as
it
> currently stands.
> I would like to suggest that the following be included into the ISS VHF
> packet beacon on 145.800 MHz. The Space Stations GPS postion as a grid
> number, such as the packets we digi via the Station, and the time as UTC,
we
> could all set our clocks via the station and we would see it as an actual
> position comparing it to our predicted orbits.
> But, the main reasons for these proposals is the ET Shadow experiment,
> including this data on the beacon when the experiment is being conducted,
> will, I believe, make the collation of the data, so much easier for the
> principal investigators, studying this new propulsion technology that I
like
> to call Blue Light Engines, It reminds me of Star Trek.
> If you are unaware of the ET Shadow Project, do a google search and if you
> can, please help Mr Valentin Strashinski and join the rest of us that are
> going to help when it happens.
> Cheers all.
> Kevin Forbes. VK3UKF.
>
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