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Re: ISS Packet Turned Off?

On Jul 8, 2006, at 10:35 PM, Paul Reilly wrote:

> Why does it need to be turned off during spacewalks?

I'm not expert, but I'd assume it's because of the potential for  
interference with the numerous other transmitters and receivers in  
use during EVA's.  Basically it probably bottom-lines at "Why risk  
it?".  It's an untested and unknown configuration and no one in space  
in a suit would probably appreciate it much if a ham radio  
transmitter caused problems for them while they're in a very tenuous  

Nate Duehr - WY0X
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