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Re: ISS repeater mode to be active



ISS is not just any old FM repeater. There are people onboard who can 
and do talk to you sometimes. No other FM satellite can do that.
It's also a way for the crew too talk to the outside world.


On Sep 25, 2004, at 8:48 AM, GARY Jones wrote:

> Greeting's!  Just a bit confused,  why take the only operational APRS
> satellite and turn it into another fm
> repeater?  AO-27, AO-51, SO-50, and the ISS.  Final Score:  FM 
> Repeater 4,
> APRS 0.  Just my
> opinion and I know everyone has one.
> 73's
> Gary D Jones  KB0OFD  EM36kq
> kb0ofd@earthlink.net
>
>
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: RANSOM, KENNETH G. (JSC-OC) (BAR) 
>> <kenneth.g.ransom1@jsc.nasa.gov>
>> To: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
>> Date: 9/24/2004 3:53:34 PM
>> Subject: [sarex] ISS repeater mode to be active
>>
>> The repeater mode on board the International Space Station will be
> activated
>> soon (if not already) by ISS Science Officer, Mike Fincke. The ISS 
>> amateur
>> radio station should remain in this configuration until just prior to 
>> the
>> next school contact. The Primary School of Montaud in France is 
>> currently
>> scheduled for Oct 30 at 1158 UTC. After that contact, the radio will 
>> be
>> returned  to packet operations.
>>
>> Kenneth - N5VHO
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