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Re: AMSAT-BB Digest, Vol 3, Issue 632



All,

Some clarifications.  

First, it was not NASA that talked about the ARISS Special Events, it was
the ARISS team.  

Second, we have already started the events with some SSTV downlinks.  And
Mike Fincke was on the air on voice earlier today. 

Third, as I mentioned in my e-mail on this:

"We would like to remind everyone that ISS flight requirements related to
EVA and vehicle activity may require the radio to be off for some portion of
this schedule. And school contacts and general QSO opportunities by the crew
will also preempt this schedule for short periods of time.  (But remember
that if you hear these, you still qualify for a commemorative certificate)."

We do need to remember that the crew sets the systems up on their free time
and when it does not interfere with other on-orbit activities.  And the
ARISS team has the same "crystal ball" as you do.  We rarely get word from
the crew ahead of time if they can support a specific event or not.  So stay
tuned! 

73,  Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
ARISS International Chairman


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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 11:29:14 -0800
From: "Call Sign" <ki6rrq@cox.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  ISS Special Events Dec 2008
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NASA said that December was going to produce some special HAM events on the
International Space Station.   Included in these, it was reported, that
between December 1-7, the ISS cross band repeater would be active and there
would be some SSTV pics transmitted.   Special undisclosed future December
events were to come but not disclosed.

As of UTC 1900 12-4-08, HAM reports, as well as my attempts, are negative
for any contacts on the cross band repeater.   I cant find any additional
news, does anyone have any further updates or reality on ISS coms..... right
now or this month?

Rich KI6RRQ

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