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MAREX news June 13, 2001




ISS Amateur Radio Status: June 13, 2001

ISS Visible
ISS QSL
ISS Voice
ISS Chat Room, Active

By Miles Mann WF1F,
MAREX-NA (Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division)


Hi all:

ISS Visible:
The ISS should be visible in the evening skies over North America during
the month of June.  If you do not have a tracking program, please check
the NASA web pages for tracking and Visibility data.  There have been
several good reports of very bright reflections from ISS.

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/index.html

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/SightingData/sighting_index.html


ISS QSL:
The ARISS Europe team has posted a QSL address for ISS.  
Please follow the links from the www.marex-na.org web page.


ISS Voice:
The current orbit cycle of ISS will begin to favor the eastern half of
the USA for random voice contacts with ISS in the evening hours.  The
ISS crew is on UTC times, so expect the crew to be awake from 07:00 -
22:00 UTC time.  And sleeping from 22:00 - 07:00 UTC (approximately). 
Make sure you know the difference between your local time and the UTC
time.

The ISS crew can only use the Amateur Radio station, during their
OFF-Times, when all other important work has been completed.  Voice
contacts are purely Random.  However your best times to find the crews
are during the evening hours on ISS (ISS crews are in UTC time.  Best
times between 1500 - 2200 UTC).

Good luck all, suggest you get your tape recorders ready and start
listening to the ISS channels.  Please observer the proper calling
procedures.

1. Wait for ISS Crew to call CQ or QRZ.
2. Send only your call sign and wait for crew to acknowledge.
3. Listen closely for the call of the station she is talking to.
4. If you do not hear your call sign, do not transmit again until you
hear the ISS crew member say CQ or QRZ

Please be courteous.


73 Miles WF1F MAREX-NA

ISS Chat Room, Active:
The ISS chat room has been active all week on 2-meters.


New MAREX Web pages:
Check out our future ISS Projects and a large list if Mir related links
and tips on how to use the Chat room on ISS.

www.marex-na.org

Copyright 2001 Miles Mann, All Rights Reserved.  This document may be
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Until we meet again

DOSVIDANIYA Miles WF1F
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