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sts-93 contact

we had the opportunity to talk to n5sub yesterday on the houston amsat net. 
we asked how he made his contact with the shuttle when it seemed many of 
us were unsuccessful. 

turns out that for the pass over houston, he was transmitting on 144.49 (the 
frequency for packet and voice over europe). that is where the shuttle crew 
was listening, not on 144.45 or 144.47. seems they would turn the robot off 
and forget to change the frequency. that is why they never heard anyone 
return to them.

personally, i had not even thought that that would have happened or i would 
have switched over to 144.49 myself and given it a try just for grins.

oh well, you never know.


Bruce Paige, KK5DO                         Internet: kk5do@amsat.org
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