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Re: Mir Voice Schedules on 2-meters



Hello Miles,
I have just been reading your proposal for a "World Wide" talking shedule
with Mir.
-First of all ,I thik that evry one knows that talking from space on ham
radio equip.
to satisfy ham on ground is  not the main activity of astronauts and there
no need to loose
time in this item.
-Second, do you have some specific reason not to include/negociate  shedules
over South America and South Africa, If yes,please let us know and give us
the reason.
-Third, here in Brasil I know several hams wich actively pay to AMSAT and
are menbers,
I'm one of them.I know also that Marex is not affiliated to AMSAT,but we
Know the Rules
and how to do things.I remember some years ago that a Sarex Executive
sugested not to use voice contacts on a certain STS flight,due to indiciplin
of the users in South America.I since-rely hope you will  not do the same
error.

Regards,
Nicolaus Sallay
ARS PP8DA (FI96XX)
Manaus , Amazonas - Brasil
----- Original Message -----
From: Plinio P. Romitto Jr. <romitto@ibm.net>
To: Miles Mann <Miles_Mann@pictel.com>
Cc: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>; <mann@pictel.com>; Farrell Winder <fwinder@one.net>;
<wyman@svs.net>; <kertesz@swbell.net>; <hcantrl@premiernet.net>; John
Langner WB2OSZ <JohnL@world.std.com>; <haber@earthlink.net>;
<tim_cunningham@mindspring.com>; Wayne Nakata <Wayne_Nakata@pictel.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [sarex] Mir Voice Schedules on 2-meters


> Miles:
>
> Are there any reason to forget South America in the schedules for this
> event? We have cities like São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago with
> millions of inhabitants, countries like Brazil, who launched the Dove
DO-17
> and Argentina who launched the LO-19, strong contributions to the radio
> amateur experiments in the space.
> Could you explain to this community the reasons for this schedule?
> Thank you.
> Plinio - PY2FKQ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miles Mann <Miles_Mann@pictel.com>
> To: Miles Mann <Miles_Mann@pictel.com>
> Cc: sarex@AMSAT.Org <sarex@AMSAT.Org>; mann@pictel.com <mann@pictel.com>;
> Farrell Winder <fwinder@one.net>; wyman@svs.net <wyman@svs.net>;
> kertesz@swbell.net <kertesz@swbell.net>; hcantrl@premiernet.net
> <hcantrl@premiernet.net>; John Langner WB2OSZ <JohnL@world.std.com>;
> haber@earthlink.net <haber@earthlink.net>; tim_cunningham@mindspring.com
> <tim_cunningham@mindspring.com>; Wayne Nakata <Wayne_Nakata@pictel.com>
> Date: Terça-feira, 27 de Julho de 1999 17:04
> Subject: [sarex] Mir Voice Schedules on 2-meters
>
>
> >
> >
> >Mir Amateur Radio Status: July 28, 1999
> >
> >By Miles Mann WF1F,
> >MAREX-NA (Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division)
> >
> >Public Voice Schedules with Mir in August:
> >The MAREX-NA team has been running Official Voice Schedules with the
> Russian
> >Space
> >Station Mir since September 1991.  Most of these schedules have been with
> >schools
> >around the world (over 70 schools).  During the month of August we hope
the
> make
> > a
> > schedule with the world.  I know there are many people who have never
> talked to
> > a
> > Cosmonaut in space before and we are trying to work out the details for
> Mir
> >crew
> >voice time.  The tentative dates for the Public Mir voice radio schedules
> are
> >August 1, 8 and 15th.
> >All Radio schedules are based on the Mir crews work load and are subject
to
> >change
> > with out notice.
> >
> >After August 1999, the Mir station will be left un-manned temporarily for
6
> >months.
> > Just before the Mir stations is exited, MAREX-NA has proposed a special
> three
> >day-weekend Voice / SSTV schedule for the world.  If this project is
> approved
> >by Energia the Mir crew will on active on Voice on the two-meter band
> around
> >the world for during published times.  The Mir crew will specifically set
> aside
> >  a specific time slot of 60-90 minutes of their time on specific dates
to
> talk
> > to as many people around the world as possible via Amateur Radio. This
> special
> > MAREX-NA Public Schedule will allow many people from around the
> opportunity to
> > tell the Mir crew "Thank You" and for the crew to remind the people that
> they
> > will be back in the winter.
> >
> >We are anticipating a very large number of Amateur Radio Station to be
> calling
> > the crew of Mir on the public Mir Amateur Radio channel of 145.985 FM
> simplex.
> >
> >Since Mir has a Receiver (hearing) range of over 1500 miles in all
> directions,
> >the primary channel will become too congested with people calling the
> Russian
> >Space Station Mir.  To help reduce channel congestion, we have proposed
> that
> >the Mir crew use a total of three different channels for this MAREX-NA
> Public
> >Voice Schedule. The multiple channel format has been used on the Shuttle
> >projects in the past, however the frequencies we will use for the Russian
> >Space Station Mir will not be exactly same as the Shuttle.  The
frequencies
> > that MAREX-NA is proposing have been recommended by AMSAT and the IARU.
> >
> >The MAREX-NA Public Voice channels for the special event.
> >
> >Primary   145.985 FM Simplex
> >Temporary 1    145.825 FM Simplex
> >Temporary 2    145.800 FM Simplex
> >
> >Before the Special event the Mir crew will program in the three channels
> into
> > the Kenwood TM-V7A Radio. The crew will set the frequencies into
specific
> >channel memory channels. This will allow the Mir crew to easily switch
> between
> > the three channels very quickly.  When one of the channels becomes too
> >congested with stations calling, the Mir crew can then switch to a
> different
> > channel and call "CQ CQ This is the Russian Space Station Mir".
> > During the special Mir voice event days, the Mir crew will talk to the
> >public during the posted times.  The crew may also send an occasional
SSTV
> > image down to Earth.  For this event, we are not going to recommend that
> >people send images to Mir because it may use up too much time for Voice
> >contacts.
> >  One of our goals is to allow as many New people to talk to the Mir crew
> for
> > the first time.
> >
> >Then after the published event times have passed, the Mir crew will
return
> to
> >the station to the Primary channel of 145.985 FM Simplex.  I am sure the
> event
> > will be extremely popular and that the other satellite enthusiasts will
> not
> >mind sharing the channels for a few days.
> >
> >Tentative dates
> >In preparation for a possible MAREX-NA Public Voice / SSTV day  between
> Earth
> > and the Mir Space Station, the following advanced  times are listed.
> >The starts times will be updated closer to the actual schedule
anticipated
> > for August 1, 8  and Aug 15, 1999.  These dates fall on Sunday, all
times
> > are UTC and are AOS.  Only times within the active crew participation
> >periods are listed.
> >
> >Dates for Sundays in August
> >Aug 1          16:45 - 17:05 UTC Australia's and New Zealand
> >          17:25 - 18:00 UTC North American and Europe
> >
> >Aug 8          15:25 - 15:40  UTC UK, France, Greece
> >16:55 - 17:20  UTC North America and North Africa
> >
> >Aug 15         16:00 - 17:00  UTC Australia and North America
> >
> > Details for each date:
> >For Sunday August 1, the approximate time pass will begin around 16:15
> until
> >17:30
> >
> >The August 1 Sunday date will include the following cities
> >AOS
> >(UTC)     City           Lat/Lon
> >16:15      Perth         -32/116
> >16:19     Adelaide  -34/139
> >16:22     Sydney         -34/151
> >16:27     Wellington     -41/174
> >16:57     Mexico City    20/99
> >17:01     Houston   30/95
> >17:03     Cincinnati     39/84
> >17:04     Boston         42/71
> >17:06     St Johns  47/52
> >17:15     London         51/00
> >17:18     Marseille 43/05
> >17:21     Moscow    56/38
> >
> >
> >Sunday August 8, 1999 using Keps for day 173 (June 22):
> >The first part of the pass will cover Most of Europe and North Africa
> >The second half will cover North America.
> >
> >The August 8 Sunday date will include the following cities
> >16:55     Los Angeles
> >16:56     San Francisco  38/122
> >17:01     Cincinnati
> >17:04     Boston
> >17:10     St Johns, Canada
> >17:16     London, UK
> >17:17     Marseilles, France
> >17:18     Casablanca
> >
> >
> >Sunday August 15, 1999 using Keps for day 173 (June 22):
> >The first part of the pass will cover Australia and North America
> >
> >AOS(UTC)  City
> >16:00     Sydney
> >16:03     Wellington
> >16:19     Honolulu
> >16:29     W Oregon/N Ca
> >16:30     Seattle
> >16:34     Winnipeg
> >16:37     Cincinnati
> >16:39     Boston
> >16:41     St Johns
> >16:52     Casablanca
> >
> >If the Mir crew has additional time, they may optionally talk during
> >additional passes.  During the time slots before and After the MAREX-NA
> > Voice days, the Mir crew may be active on SSTV for Sending and Receiving
> > SSTV images from Earth.  Make sure  your SSTV systems are Ready.
> >
> >
> >
> >Stay tuned for further details.
> >
> >Voice Contact Tips:
> >1 Listen first before Transmitting.
> >2 Wait until the crew says CQ or QRZ
> >We have been teaching the crew more Amateur Radio protocol and they are
> >catching on, slowly.
> >
> >3 When you hear CQ/QRZ, just say the last two letters of you calls sign,
> >twice and that's all
> >     example:  WF WF    (don't say anything else, until you hear the
> >crew say, something similar too.  Station WF please continue?.
> >
> >4 Keep your conversation short and speak very slowly.  If you are fluent
> >in French or Russian that's better, use the appropriate languages or
> English
> >too.
> >
> >5 When you are done, the crew will usually remember to say CQ/QRZ for the
> > next station waiting. When the band is too crowded, Jean-Pierre usually
> >says Break Break, which is his way of asking all stations to please stop
> >transmitting.
> >
> >6 If the crew is on voice, do not send any packet messages.
> >The crew will sometimes leave the Kantronics KPC-9612 ON, while they are
on
> >voice.
> >  This is so they can read OLD mail while
> >they are talking on voice.
> >
> >7. Do not ask the crew about the QSL card procedures.  The Mir crew does
> not
> >Keep a log
> >of radio contacts.  Just send a card to one of the two address below.
> >
> >
> >I would like to ask everyone to please be patient regarding Amateur Radio
> >operations on Mir.  The Amateur Radio portion of the Mir experiments are
> >primarily OFF-Hours experiments.  The Mir crews do have a very busy
> schedule
> > and only have a very limited amount of FREE-Time to use the educational
> >Amateur Radio experiments.
> >
> >Welcome First Time Space contact:
> >I would like to ask all of the station who have previously made a two-way
> > contact with any Astronaut or Cosmonaut to please refrain  from calling
> >the Mir crew during the Special published MAREX-NA Public Voice days. The
> > reason I am Asking to refrain from calling the Mir station is because
> there
> > are thousands of people who have never made a contact with a voice from
> >Space.  this special opportunity will give many people around he world
the
> > same thrill you received when you made your first contact.  I know I
still
> > remember my first QSL with Sergej Krikleav.  Thank you.
> >
> >World Coverage during the  MAREX-NA Public Voice event:
> >We tried to cover as much of the world a possible for the MAREX-NA Public
> >Voice Event.  However, because of crew OFF-Hours limitations and orbit
> >availability, it was not possible to make arrangements for voice coverage
> >over several parts of the world.  We only have a very limited crew access
> >window.  The Mir crew is usually very busy during many parts of the day.
> >Sunday is usually the best day for crew schedules.
> >During some of the passes over Russia, it is possible the Mir crew may
have
> >to shorten their planned public access times, because of pre-scheduled
> radio
> > links with family members living on Earth.  I hope that everyone
> understands
> > that all of the published times are based on crew work load, and it is
all
> >ways possible the Mir crew may have to cancel.  For more accurate pass
> times
> >you should consult your own tracking program with updated Keps.
> >
> >MAREX-NA Public Voice QSL Update:
> >For the special MAREX-NA Public Voice days, please only use the address
> below
> > for two-way and SWL cards.
> >
> >QSL Information:
> >Pleas provide the following information with your QSL  or SWL card.
> >
> >Return Name and Address, country, ZIP
> >Date and time of your contact, In UTC format
> >Signal report (Best guess)
> >Radio Station and Antenna (optional)
> >
> >All Mir contacts, including SWL, Two-way voice or Packet connections
> (R0MIR),
> >and including the Sputnik Satellites
> >
> >Envelopes should be well sealed and do not include cash.
> >Send a SAE (Self Addressed Envelope ) and one or two IRC coupons
> >(which can be purchased at major US post offices).
> >Do not make any notes on the out side of the envelope with Amateur
> >Radio Call signs visible.
> >
> >Sergej Samburov
> >PO Box 73
> >Korolev-10 City
> >Moscow Area, 141070, Russia
> >
> >************************************************
> >
> >Current Mir Crew Members:
> >SOYUZ TM-29 arrived at Mir on February 20, 1999.  Mir Soyuz TM-29 crew
> >consisted of French cosmonaut Jean-Pierre Heignere, Viktor Afanasyev and
> >Slovakian Cosmonaut Ivan Bella
> >On February 28, some of the crew returned to earth, they were:
> >Slovak Ivan Bella and Gennadiy Paldalko.
> >Gennadiys mission lasted approximately 6 months (August 16 1998 -
February
> 28
> >1999)
> >
> >The remaining crew consists of:
> >
> >The French cosmonaut Jean-Pierre Heignere (aprox 6 months)
> >Cosmonaut Viktor Afanasyev (aprox 6 months)
> >Cosmonaut  Sergei  Avdeyev.   Sergei mission began August 16, 1998 and
wil
> >l end on August 23, 1999.  On this Mission Sergei spent just over 1 full
> year
> > on board the Mir Space Station.
> >On June 20, 1999, Sergej broke the worlds record for Total-Time-In-Space.
> >Sergei has spent over two full years in space when you combine all the
time
> > from all of his missions together.
> >
> >Tracking Mir:
> >For current tracking data, try the CelesTrak web page at
> http://celestrak.com/
> >
> >Copyright 1999 Miles Mann, All Rights Reserved.  This document may be
> freely
> > distributed via the following means - Email (including listservers),
> Usenet
> >, and World-Wide-Web.  It may not be reproduced for profit including, but
> not
> > limited to, CD ROMs, books, and/or other commercial outlets without
prior
> >written consent from the author.
> >Images received from the MAREX-NA SSTV system on the Russian Space
Station
> >Mir are considered public domain and may be freely distributed, without
> >prior permission.
> >
> >Miles WF1F
> >
> >
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