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Re: ISS/ PCSAT joint operations announcement



Hi All,

  On this subject of joint ops, it looks like a good chance to get
Hawaii for stateside stations on 2/3/2005 at 1615Z.  If there are any
stations in HI that could tune in for this, it would be appreciated.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF EN51


On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 10:42:43 -0600, RANSOM, KENNETH G. (JSC-OC) (BAR)
<kenneth.g.ransom1@jsc.nasa.gov> wrote:
> The International Space Station's amateur radio equipment is scheduled to
> temporarily change frequency to 145.825 simplex on Feb 2. The change will
> occur after the 12:54 UTC school contact with the Air Training Corps in
> Norfolk, England. This brief change will allow operators to take advantage
> of  the recent return of PCSAT to operational status and the orbital
> dynamics between the two satellites being optimal for numerous relay
> opportunities. It will also be a chance to test the ability of the Kenwood
> to interact with another satellite digital system since the previous joint
> test utilized the Phase 1 Ericsson radio. Several long mutual passes are
> expected during this brief operation between the two satellites.
> 
> As a reminder, Bob Bruninga has stipulated NO unattended operations to
> minimize impact to the power budget on PCSAT and recommends the following
> path for attempting double hops. UNPROTO CQ VIA WIDE,WIDE. More info about
> PCSAT is available at www.ew.usna.edu/pcsat <www.ew.usna.edu/pcsat> .
> 
> The chance to try and digipeat through both systems is scheduled to conclude
> Feb 10 when ISS is scheduled to make the next school contact. After that
> contact, the radio will return to the default packet operating frequency of
> 145.99 up and 145.80 down.
> 
> Enjoy!
> 
> Kenneth - N5VHO
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