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Re: further late reply regarding ISS simplex



"In Space There are NO borders." 
BUT on Earth there are and you must abide by those regulations to talk
to space. 


Kenneth - N5VHO

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Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 5:48 AM
To: McGrane; Manned space BBS
Subject: [sarex] Re: further late reply regarding ISS simplex



I agree.
In Space There are NO borders.
Why do we have Regions.
Regions reduces the crews abilities to enjoy the Amateur Radio project.
wf1f


--- McGrane <tmcgrane@suffolk.lib.ny.us> wrote:

> 
> Greetings from patrick N2OEQ
> 
> Despite support of the present frequency scheme for the ISS I still 
> wish to disagree with the policy of split operation with different 
> phone uplinks.
> 
> Back when the MIR was up, the russians operated simplex and left the 
> radio on to listen for callers.
> On several occasions, I called the MIR according to my tracking 
> program and was rewarded several times with a response.
> 
> With two different uplink frequencies, the astronauts are less 
> inclined to leave the radio on to listen for callers.
> 
> When there were several callers here on simplex responding to a CQ 
> call from the MIR, we acted civilized and took turns and everyone made

> contacts so I dont buy the absolute need for split operation.
> Besides, how many callers could there be within 20 or 30 miles up to 
> the horizon.
> 
> We've had years of robot like amateur radio on the ISS. How about 
> loosening the ties!
> 
> Thanks for the soapbox..... pat
> 
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