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Re: LIDS on the uplink.



Are you sure that they were unlicensed? The last thing that I want to do is to start any sort of emotional flamewar on a thread, but I am
surprised that bootleggers would have 2M access. Well, at least the kids wouldn't have heard them...
AC7JO

Bob Bruninga wrote:
> 
> I monitored the school pass over the Eastern USA today and being less than
> 40 miles away, I tuned in to listen to the kids uplink too.
> 
> But then I was absolutely amazed.  Every time a kid would ask a question,
> two guys apparently mobile AND LOCAL would make jokes about the question
> and silly snide comments back to the kids questions on the same
> frqeuency (ON THE UPLINK). These two guys even discussed what was going on
> and rightfully concluded that it must be something to do with the Space
> station and Kids, so they clearly knew what was going on.  Yet continued
> to kibitz and comment before and afer each kids question...(on the u
> plink)
> 
> Hopefully the ERP of the SCHOOL station was sufficient to get to the ISS
> and not confuse the astronauts.  After it was over, these guys
> said to each other... "meet you on the other freq" and QSY'd with no
> calls.
> 
> So I guess we all need to consider monitoring the band or lose it to
> unlicensed interlopers...  I guess we all need to be vigilant...
> 
> de WB4APR, Bob
> 
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