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Mir Amateur Radio Status April 19, 1998






Mir Amateur Radio Status April 19, 1998
by Miles Mann WF1F, Mirex Director of Educational Resources

PMS:
The first 60 days of operation have been excellent.  The new Kantronics
KPC-9612 Plus has been working
great.  The PMS has been active for most of the last 60 days, with minimal
interruptions.  There have
been a few scheduled shutdowns.  When ever the crew is performing docking
maneuvers, the Amateur
Radio stations are always temporarily shutdown.
The Mir crews are getting 30-40 message a day from Amateur Radio station
around the world.
As your could probably imagine, the crews busy work schedule prevents them
from responding to every
message.  But the crews does appreciate the interest and they do enjoy
reading the traffic.

We?ll, one of the crew members did have a few spare moments, and the
following people
have mail waiting.

MSG#  ST SIZE  TO     FROM   DATE               SUBJECT
2102  PN 643   VK5QX  R0MIR  04/18/98 16:58:22  update
2101  PN 148   IZ6BYY R0MIR  04/18/98 16:56:59  alain
2100  PN 78    VK3CMJ R0MIR  04/18/98 16:52:10  thanks
2037  PN 188   VK5AXN R0MIR  04/17/98 05:52:32  IE AUST

A lot of stations have been asking the Mir crew about QSL information.  The
crew is not keeping a log
of contacts.  QSL card requests are on the honor system.
All requests for Mir QSL cards should be directed to Dave Larsen N6CO.
Please do not bother the crews about QSL information.

Dave Larsen N6CO
POB 1501
Pine Grove Calif
95665

Please enclose a SASE for domestic or an IRC for International.

Crew Work Load:
The crew has been busy most of April with 5 space walks.  And next month
there will be another cargo
truck to unload.  Direct voice contacts have been rare due to there work
loads.


New Command List

[KPC9612P-8.1-HM$]
82408 BYTES AVAILABLE
THERE ARE 37 MESSAGES NUMBERED 155-259
ENTER COMMAND:  B,J,K,L,R,S, or Help >


LL n          LIST LAST n MESSAGES
LM(ine)       LIST UNREAD MESSAGES ADDRESSED TO YOU
LO [+|-]      LISTING ORDER
LT            LIST TRAFFIC
LTn           DISPLAY LOCATION TEXT n=1-4
K(ill) n      DELETE MESSAGE NUMBER n
KM(ine)       DELETE ALL READ MESSAGES ADDRESSED TO YOU
R(ead) n      DISPLAY MESSAGE NUMBER n
RH n          DISPLAY MESSAGE n WITH HEADERS
RM(ine)       READ ALL MESSAGES ADDRESSED TO YOU
S(end) call   SEND MESSAGE TO callsign
S[B|P|T] call SEND BULLETIN, PRIVATE, or TRAFFIC

The PMS is still a single user mail box.  Only the R0MIR-1 port is active.

Mir 25
Talgat Musabayev RO3FT
Nikolai Budarin  RV3DB and R4MIR.
Andy Thomas

Check out the Proposed SSTV project.
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

Mir
1 16609U 86017A   98107.39314990  .00015392  00000-0  16730-3 0  4239
2 16609  51.6615 354.2445 0004087 242.1218 117.9376 15.63672535694549
Kvant-1
1 17845U 87030A   98106.81796377 +.00001269 +00000-0 +19102-4 0 03679
2 17845 051.6573 357.1535 0004003 246.6723 113.3851 15.63639569628562
Kvant-2
1 20335U 89093A   98106.81796377 +.00001269 +00000-0 +19102-4 0 02116
2 20335 051.6573 357.1535 0004003 246.6723 113.3851 15.63639569477573
Kristall
1 20635U 90048A   98106.81796377 +.00001269 +00000-0 +19102-4 0 00030
2 20635 051.6573 357.1535 0004003 246.6723 113.3851 15.63639569448406
Spektr
1 23579U 95024A   98106.81796377 +.00001269 +00000-0 +19102-4 0 09667
2 23579 051.6573 357.1535 0004003 246.6723 113.3851 15.63639569165884
Priroda
1 23848U 96023A   98106.81796377 +.00001269 +00000-0 +19102-4 0 06506
2 23848 051.6573 357.1535 0004003 246.6723 113.3851 15.63639569112975
Soyuz TM-27
1 25146U 98004A   98106.81797090 +.00001269 +00000-0 +19102-4 0 00800
2 25146 051.6573 357.1534 0004003 246.6724 113.4252 15.63639569012074
Progress M-38
1 25256U 98015A   98106.81797090 +.00001269 +00000-0 +19102-4 0 00422
2 25256 051.6573 357.1534 0004003 246.6724 113.4252 15.63639569005157

Miles WF1F






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