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Re: Possible 3 reasons for ISS silence!



I guess that it's really a moot point, isn't it?  Chime in everybody.  When
somebody really knows something concrete, we'll know, too.  We don't really
need to waste this much bandwidth.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Avery <wa6lie@msn.com>
To: Fernando, SPAIN <ec1ame@hotmail.com>; <sarex-digest@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [sarex]Possible 3 reasons for ISS silence!


> Here is the 4th possibility overlooked.
>
> If this is anything like the MIREX packet experiment on MIR, I would guess
> it has something to do with the "crew" turning off the radio or something
> along that line.
> Hardware failures are almost nonexistent.
> The "crew" doesn't even have time to hook up the laptop to correct the TNC
> parameters.
> Knowledge of packet operations is foreign to the crew unless told what to
do
> step by step.
> Funny, this isn't even "rocket science".
>
> I guess we will eventually find out what happened.
>
> What do you think??
>
> I think Fernando is in the ballpark of possibilities!
>
> Scott Avery, WA6LIE (MIREX packet operations manager).
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fernando, SPAIN" <ec1ame@hotmail.com>
> To: <sarex-digest@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 2:16 PM
> Subject: [sarex]Possible 3 reasons for ISS silence!
>
>
> It´s  Fernando in Spain(EC1AME)
> I have been asking myself why the packet is QRT!!!
> The buddies from ARISS should know ,but why not thinking about 3 reasons?:
> 1-I think that the goal as from Thursday is SO important that they don´t
> want any kind of mistakes...They are going to install  the
> Canadian-contributed robotic arm, called Canadarm2.
> The operation of the arm is critical to the capability to continue
assembly
> of the International Space Station and to attach a new airlock to the
> station ...maybe a long EVA walk needs QRM-free comms!!!
>
> 2-Another possible reason is that the  volume control of the rig was high
> and they got crazy with continuous packets (Prfff=¡*+##&#8364;)and decided
> to switch it off to rest a bit :-)
>
> 3-And why not? may be they keep having problems with windows.These past
days
> there were reports about several troubles with computers onboard using
> Windows.
>
> After all,I prefer thinking the reason is that they are setting up the
> system for SSTV!!! Who  knows?
>
> Let´s wait and see! this is just beginning!
>
> Good luck to all and have a nice day
>
>
> Fernando Casanova
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