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List of US states needed by NA1SS



I hope everyone has been enjoying how active Bill McArthur has been during
these recent weeks. The ISS is in favorable pass times for the continental
US right after the end of the crew work day. Bill has already been heard on
a few of the passes around 1930 - 2200 UTC. He is often active on Saturday
and Sunday at various times from 0800 to 2200 UTC

Since he has been so active, he has managed to work most of the states from
orbit. As of Jan 9, 2006 he still needs the following:
Alaska 
Missouri 
 
If you live in one of these states, then get on the air and help Bill
achieve his goal of working someone in every state in the USA. Alaska will
be seeing more favorable pass times starting Jan 20.

Bill's contact log now exceeds 700 but that includes several repeat
stations. Please give others a chance if you are in a highly populated
footprint. As a reminder, these simple operating practices will increase
every ones chances.
1.	Wait for ISS Crew to call CQ or QRZ. 
2.	Send only your call sign phonetically and wait for crew to
acknowledge your specific call sign. 
3.	Listen closely for the call of the station ISS is talking with. 
4.	If you do not hear your specific call sign, do not transmit again
until you hear the ISS crew member say CQ or QRZ 
Please be courteous.

The following links should prove useful to anyone not familiar with ISS
operations.
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/> 
http://www.issfanclub.com/ <http://www.issfanclub.com/>  
http://oscar.dcarr.org/index.php <http://oscar.dcarr.org/index.php> 
http://www.ariss.net/ <http://www.ariss.net/>  
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/48hour/threads.html
<http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/48hour/threads.html> 

73 and Good Luck,
Kenneth - N5VHO
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