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Re: ISS Amateur Radio Status: June 25, 2002

At 07:01 PM 6/25/2002 -0500, John K9IJ wrote:
>At 04:31 PM 6/25/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>>ISS Amateur Radio Status: June 25, 2002
>>By Miles Mann WF1F,
>>MAREX-NA (Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division)
>>During our short conversation, Commander Korzan had a few questions about
>>some of the operating procedures for a Radio contests which was taking place
>>during that weekend.  The radio contest is called Field day and is sponsored
>>by a radio magazine.
>This statement is incorrect and  VERY dissapointing. I can't believe that 
>you are
>not aware that Field Day is sponsored by the ARRL, which is most 
>definitely NOT
>"a radio magazine".
>If you 'don't' know the sponsor and purpose of Field Day, you need to be 
>I could have sworn that the ARRL was a primary sponsor and participant in

My apologies, ARRL does not appear to be a participant in MAREX-NA. ARRL is a
primary participant in ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space 
MAREX-NA is a contributor to ARISS.

John - K9IJ

>>One of the goals in this contest is to talk to as many
>>people as possible by Amateur Radio in a 24-hour period.  Another goal is to
>>prepare amateur radio operators for operation from remote locations in case
>>of an emergency.  During this contest, the radio operators exchange
>>information such as the number of transmitters in operation and the source
>>of your electricity (commercial power, generator, etc.).  In this case the
>>International Space Station Alpha was running on pure solar power and they
>>had 1 transmitter in the amateur radio bands running, for a category called
>'Technically', ISS should probably have been Class 1B - Battery, rather 
>than 1A, but
>it's a bit late to get it correct, now.
>John - K9IJ
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