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MAREX news June 22, 2001

 ISS Amateur Radio Status: June 22, 2002
 By Miles Mann WF1F,
 MAREX-NA (Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division)
Hi all:
 ISS on Voice
I talked to Commander Valery Korzan a few times today on ISS.
He is having fun working stations around the world and have been active
on 2-meters every pass between 1800 - 2200 utc today (june 22).
Valery says he hopes to get his laptop loaded with the packet software
so he can start using the amateur radio packet email system.

  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
 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

 1. Make sure you are using the correct channel for your country.
 2. Wait for ISS Crew to call CQ or QRZ.
 3. Send only your call sign and wait for crew to acknowledge.
 4. Listen closely for the call of the station she is talking to.
 5. 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.
Note:  iss changes channels depending on which
 part of the word they are over
http://www.rac.ca/arisnews.htm#Frequencies in use

145.80 Downlink  Worldwide
144.49 Uplink Regions 2 & 3 (americas, asia, australia)
145.20 Uplink Region 1 (Europe, Africa)

 ISS Visible:
 The ISS should be visible in the evening skies over North America
 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.


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

 73 Miles WF1F MAREX-NA
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