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RE: ISS OPERATION



Wade,

It seems obvious that you are unaware of the arduous procedure these schools
have to go through to get that fleeting ten minutes of air-time with the
professionals aboard the ISS.  That precious little slice of attention from
the astronauts, which is for the benefit of the school children and not
amateur radio operators, comes only after an application and screening
process that makes writing a business plan look like a walk in the park, and
that typically takes over a year to weather.  You are the one who needs to
"get a grip".  Show some decorum and common-sense if you will.  Do I need to
remind you that there are no other avocations of any kind with access to the
ISS.  We are it.  Enjoy it.  I'd love to sit around the dinner table at the
space station and chat with the guys over a Tang, but it is not going to
happen.  I have tried repeatedly to contact them when they have been on
making casual contacts on phone for some time, with no success.  Perhaps one
day I will succeed.  For now I enjoy the unique and valuable window we
amateurs have on what is arguably one of the best hopes for a brighter
future for the human race.

Brad.

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| Brad Armstrong, W1YX
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| Vice President, Rochester Amateur Radio Association
| Owner of the RRRA affiliated 147.18+MHz/110.9Hz repeater
| Secretary and FC, Upper NY Repeater Council
| Assistant Emergency Coordinator, Monroe County ARES
| Technical Specialist, ARRL WNY Section
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| "everybody got to elevate from the norm" - N. Peart
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-SAREX@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-SAREX@AMSAT.Org]On Behalf Of
Wade Norris
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 4:14 PM
To: 'Reicher, James'
Cc: sarex@AMSAT.Org
Subject: RE: [sarex] ISS OPERATION
Importance: High


1ST OFF FOLK GET A GRIP COMMON SENCE WOULD TELL YOU THAT OF COURSE
TAKING CARE OF THESE PROBLEMS AND THERE IS STILL NO REASON FOR SMART **s
COMMENTS WHEN JUST MAKING A STATEMENT. AND WHAT I WAS JUST ASKING BEFORE
THE PEOPLE AND THE SNIP NO BRAIN COMMENTS CAME ON WAS  WHEN THEY DO A
SCHOOL CONTACT GIVE A CHANCE FOR JUST  HAMS TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO CHAT
WITH THEM.
LORD HELP THOSE THAT SHOW HOW TO BE VERY VERY BAD HAM!


Wade Norris K5WPN
DUNCAN, OKLAHOMA EM14


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-SAREX@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-SAREX@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf Of
Reicher, James
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 2:49 PM
To: sarex@AMSAT.Org
Subject: RE: [sarex] ISS OPERATION

I guess they've been too busy worrying about trivial things, like the
air they breathe leaking out into space, to deal with the important
issues like talking to whiners and complainers on the ground.

73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-SAREX@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-SAREX@AMSAT.Org]On Behalf Of
Wade Norris
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 11:27 PM
To: sarex@AMSAT.Org
Subject: [sarex] ISS OPERATION


SURE WOULD BE NICE IF THE BRAVE FOLKS ON THE ISS WOULD DO MOVE VOICE
OPERATIONS INSTEAD OF THAT STUPID PACKET!


Wade Norris K5WPN
DUNCAN, OKLAHOMA EM14


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