TO: email@example.com M I R E X - U P D A T E 21 June 1998 ANDY THOMAS BACK ON EARTH If you haven't seen the news yet, Andy Thomas is safely back on terra firma. He has been the USA/NASA representitive since 22 January 1998, and the last! In light of this, the only remaining crew onboard MIR are Russians Talgat Musabayev and Nikolai Budarin. They speak and read Russian ONLY! Therefore, any messages addressed as personal to R0MIR will not be understood by any of the crewmembers unless it is in RUSSIAN! According to Dave Larsen, N6CO, the messages that are sent up to the crew are not being read. Now is a good time to bone up on your Russian! --------------- R0MIR-1 PMS 3rd PARTY OPENING TO ALL MIREX will be opening up R0MIR-1 for third party traffic again. This means that you will be able to address messages to other radio amateurs. It is asked that the HAM community use this with discernment. Please use this medium if you have no email or packet/bbs systems available to you to send personal messages to your friends. THIS DOES NOT MEAN IT IS ACCEPTABLE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR FRIEND THAT YOU COULD DO VIA LAND BASED PACKET SYSTEMS. eg. NODES/DIGIPEATERS/BBS's etc. R0MIR-1 should have 3rd party turned on by 0140 UTC 24 June 1998. Please bear with "us" as there has to be some adjustments made to the PMS before 3rd party can be turned on. --------------- R0MIR-1 HELP LIST Kantronics KPC-9612 Plus Version 8.1 B(ye) PBBS WILL DISCONNECT E(dit) n [BPTYNFH] [>tocall] [<fromcall] [@BBS] "old" "new" J(heard) CALLSIGNS WITH DAYSTAMP J S(hort) HEARD CALLSIGNS ONLY J L(ong) CALLSIGNS WITH DAYSTAMP AND VIAS L [x [y]] [;] LIST MESSAGES x THRU y YOU CAN READ L <|> call LIST MESSAGES FROM OR TO CALL LB LIST BULLETINS LC [cat] LIST CATEGORIES 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 --------------- FROM THE PRESIDENT OF MIREX It has been told to MIREX that the Equipment Kenwood Donated to MIREX has left the country. In a LL conversation with Kenwood, it was said that Kenwood would NOT transfer MIREX equipment to Miles, thus MIREX can only think of this as Miles has stolen or sold the equipment for HIS personal gain. This is NOT acceptable to MIREX or to Kenwood, and if this is true that MIREX equipment has left the the USA and was sent to Moscow- this would mean that Miles has violated Custom laws both here in the USA and Russia. There has been a LOT of talk about what Frequency Miles might use. He has forgotten that a frequency here in the USA does NOT wrk in Europe, or other parts of the world and can cause QRM to other satellites. Miles stated that he was going to use the main core antenna. As hams know that use MIR's PMS on 2 meters. The Kenwood rig and Kantronics TNC were both moved to the same location as the SAFEX II repeater. This would leave Miles's Project only one way to work. This would take the 2 meter PMS off line, or the SAFEX repeater. MIREX was told several times by Sergej [ RV3DR ] that the core module antenna DOES NOT WORK! This is why the 2 meter equipment was moved to the other antenna located in the Priroda module [ by SAFEX ]. If you have worked MIR for a few years, you would notice the signals are much better on this antenna. Thus, this would only leave the option to take the SAFEX II repeater off line, and MIREX does NOT agree with this option either. Germany SAFEX group told both Miles and Sergej that is can NOT happen, and also the SAFEX repeater power supply CAN NOT be used for any other use, as it could cause severe damage and maybe a melt down. As for taking the 2 meter PMS off line, MIREX is NOT for this and has sent a Fax to Sergej saying the amount of hams that would use Miles's project [ NOT for the average ham ] cost about 400-600 bucks extra - and this cost in USA dollars -- As seen in messages, MIR's PMS is well used and is helping the Average Ham learn how to work satellites. - This has a trickle affect on everyone - A new ham buys a new radio and TNC. This helps out the people who work for these companies ETC. Then one day this ham will want to upgrade his equipment and start to work multi satellites. MIREX does not support Miles Mann WF1F, and has NO association with Mr. Mann. --------------- R0MIR/R0MIR-1 QSL INFORMATION QSLs must be sent along with a business-sized self-addressed stamped envelope (the card will not fit in a regular-sized envelope). A "green stamp" to cover postage would also be appreciated. USA ONLY Please include one IRC for international QSL requests. The IRC must be dated 1998 because the post office will NOT accept IRC's over one year old! QSLs World Wide (EXCEPT EUROPE) should be sent to: Dave Larsen N6CO P.O.Box 1501 Pine Grove, California 95665 U.S.A. European QSL's go to: F5KAM Radio Club --------------- 73, Scott WA6LIE Reply Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org wa6lie@wa6lie.#wcca.ca.usa.noam Note: DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE IF READ ON AMSAT.ORG BOARD.> PACKET REPLIES OK!