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Re: New ARISS Operations Capability



Frank H. Bauer wrote:
> The ARISS program is pleased to announce that the amateur radio 
> equipment aboard the International Space Station is now operating in 
> cross-band repeat mode.  We realize that many of you will miss the 
> packet-operating mode.  However, cross-band repeat allows further 
> experimentation of the ISS amateur radio system


Why?
My guess is that the "ARISS program" will be among the few pleased with 
this announcement! I am, to say the least. Disappointed.

I would encourage any others who feel the same to record their sentiment 
here.


> 
> The downlink for this operating mode remains the same, so listen for the 
> station on 145.80 MHz.  The new uplink frequency is 437.80 MHz.  All 
> frequencies are subject to Doppler shifting.  For further information on 
> working satellites and adjusting for Doppler shift, please review Emily 
> Clark's (W0EEC) excellent presentation on AMSAT's website, 
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/information/faqs/Intro_sats.pdf
> 
> ARISS is an international educational outreach program with US 
> participation from NASA, AMSAT (The Amateur Satellite Radio Corp.), and 
> the American Radio Relay League.  ARISS offers an opportunity for 
> students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking 
> directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. 
> Teachers, parents and communities experience, first hand, how Amateur 
> Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in 
> science, technology, and learning.  Further information on the ARISS 
> programme is available on the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss
> 
> Thank you & 73,
> Scott H. Stevens, N3ASA
> Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
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