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Mir Amateur Radio Status Feb 18, 1998




Mir Amateur Radio Status Feb 18, 1998
by Miles Mann WF1F, Mirex Director of Educational Resources

PMS:
The MIREX sysops have been having daily discussion with the crew about the
Amateur Radio equipment.
However our schedules are typically limited to 4 minutes a day.
This crew has been trained on the equipment and they do have some previous
mission experience
with the equipment.  Several things have changed.  The PMS station is
located in the Priroda module
and the antenna configurations are different, etc.  The Sysops still have a
lot of information to review
with the crew, you patience will be greatly appreciated.  Since the PMS is
still OF-LINE, we have
to rely on Voice links and can not yet send the information over packet.

We are actively working the issues.
Mirex would like the stations monitoring the PMS to please be patient while
we make adjustments.

The crew 25  thinks they may have more free time after crew 24 flies home
on Thursday.  Right now
it is very crowed with 6 people living on board the Mir complex.

During a Sysop Schedule Tuesday Feb 17, a station in New Jersey called Mir
while the sysops were
also calling.  The New Jersey station got into a conversation with the crew
about setting up a School Schedule.
At the time, the crew was not aware of the existing procedures for planning
school schedules.
The crew has been updated as to the procedures and will only accept school
information from
the SAREX/MIREX team members.

Current procedures:

SAREX is currently processing future school schedules.  They have a back
log of 60-80 schools which have
been waiting patiently for 1-2 years.  SAREX is not actively taking any new
applications.  If you need
more information on SAREX/MAREX school schedules, you can check out the
ARRL web page.
Http://www.arrl.org

After SAREX picks a set of schools and dates for Mir School Schedules, the
information is then passed on to
MIREX for review.
MIREX then passes the information on to MAREX (Moscow) for scheduling
approval.
MAREX has the final say for all proposed school schedules.  MAREX has
suggested that school schedules
may resume after March 17.
If the crew work load allows time for school schedules, then MAREX may
approve some
of the schedules.  The approval list then comes back to MIREX and SAREX.
SAREX prepares the schools for the contacts.
MIREX keeps the crews updated with specific school information via packet
(Students names, questions etc.)
When everyone works together, we can sometimes process 4-8 schools per
season. (Mir orbits run in a  repeatable 10 week season)

Mir
1 16609U 86017A   98048.18209739 -.00001801  00000-0 -14081-4 0  2568
2 16609  51.6556 293.1762 0005576  26.6997 333.4147 15.62194046685286
Kvant-1
1 17845U 87030A   98047.86228073 -.00022132  00000-0 -24140-3 0  3043
2 17845  51.6571 294.7890 0005575  21.4905 338.7899 15.62172493619344
Kvant-2
1 20335U 89093A   98047.86228073 -.00022132  00000-0 -24140-3 0  1567
2 20335  51.6571 294.7890 0005575  21.4905 338.7899 15.62172493468355
Kristall
1 20635U 90048A   98047.86228073 -.00022132  00000-0 -24140-3 0  9481
2 20635  51.6571 294.7890 0005575  21.4905 338.7899 15.62172493439187
Spektr
1 23579U 95024A   98047.86228073 -.00022132  00000-0 -24140-3 0  9110
2 23579  51.6571 294.7890 0005575  21.4905 338.7899 15.62172493156666
Priroda
1 23848U 96023A   98047.86228073 -.00022132  00000-0 -24140-3 0  5979
2 23848  51.6571 294.7890 0005575  21.4905 338.7899 15.62172493103757
Soyuz TM-26
1 24886U 97038A   98047.86228073 -.00022132  00000-0 -24140-3 0  1896
2 24886  51.6571 294.7890 0005575  21.4905 338.7899 15.62172493 30502
Progress M-37
1 25102U 97081A   98047.86562782  .00005951  00000-0  72957-4 0   565
2 25102  51.6550 294.8065 0005350  35.6346 324.4997 15.61924350  9157
Soyuz TM-27
1 25146U 98004A   98047.86228073 -.00022132  00000-0 -24140-3 0   259
2 25146  51.6571 294.7890 0005575  21.4905 338.7899 15.62172493  2859


Mir Crew Members:
The current crew consists of:

Mir 24 (Going home crew)
Commander Anatoly Solovyev (depart feb 19 )
Flight Engineer Pavel Vinogradov (depart feb 19 )

Mir 25 (New arrivals)
Talgat Musabayev RO3FT
Nikolai Budarin  RV3DB and R4MIR.
Frenchman Leopold Eyharts (depart feb 19 )

Shuttle schedule:
The next shuttle docking Mission is currently scheduled for May 28, 1998

VHF DCI Filter update.
Please check out the Mirex web pages for pending and proposed Mirex
projects.

MIREX has created an Internet Web page containing information regarding Mir
and the various Amateur Radio experiments proposed for the space station.
The pages are still "under construction", but some good information can be
gathered from what has been put together so far.  URLs include the
following:

     http://www.ik1sld.org/mirex.htm  OR
     http://www.ik1sld.org/mirex

     http://www.geocities.com/~ik1sld/mirex.htm  OR
     http://www.geocities.com/~ik1sld/mirex

Some stations have had problems using the some of the URL aliases, if so,
try the long
version of the home page address

     http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/3431/mirex.htm

Miles WF1F






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