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Re: LIDS on the uplink.

On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, bomc wrote:

> Are you sure that they were unlicensed?...  I am surprised that
> bootleggers would have 2M access...

Actually, they sounded like hams, but I never heard a callsign and so
figured it was safer not to make accusations on so little facts.  My
lesson-learned was that we need to monitor our bands more than just our
favorite repeater...
I am guilty of that.  I need to fire up a scanner to keep an ear
on the rest of the band... after all, "its in my backyard"...


 > 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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