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Re: ISS uplink monitoring



If we are all monitoring the uplink...then it would be "EASY" to get into the ISS!  :-)


At 10:27 AM 05/24/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>On Wed, 23 May 2001, Stan Vandiver wrote:
>
>> ... shall we conduct an experiment to LISTEN TO THE UPLINK?  This has
>> been an interesting experiment in throughput, but I don't think it
>> speaks to the question of congestion on the uplink frequency....
>
>At first I thought that it would take about 8,000 of us monitoring to
>cover the same area as the ISS all during a pass to moonitor the uplink.
>
>But wait.  If one of the contributing problems is just QRM (maybe not even
>SAREX related) then we can monitor the frequency 24 hours a day and see if
>we hear other junk on the uplink...  In fact, that is the best time to
>monitor to find "continuous" radiators that are adding to our congestion.
>
>I ask all SAREX operators to QSY their receivers to 145.990 while not
>operating the pass and to just keep an ear out for any possible sources of
>interference.  This should become a matter of routine.  We must protect
>our uplinks, and only WE can do it....
>
>de WB4APR, Bob
>
>
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