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Re: further late reply regarding ISS simplex




Reading comprehension seems to be low here... I wrote that it was a joke
pat


On Fri, 11 Aug 2006, Bob Witte K0NR wrote:

> Actually, the NASA pen story is a myth.
> 
> See
> http://www.thespacereview.com/article/613/1
> or
> http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/the_million_dollar_space_pen/
> 
> And working split under pileup conditions is a pretty standard and 
> proven radio operating technique.
> 
> 73, Bob K0NR
> 
> McGrane wrote:
> > Hi bob- You must live in a bad area. My fellow amateurs always quieted
> > down when they heard an astronaut calling someone. Seems like you and NASA
> > are pretty set in your ways. Dont you think its time to let some others
> > have their way with the space program?
> > I remeber an joke I heard years ago; NASA spent a million dollars to
> > develop a pen that would write in zero gravity...... the russians used
> > pencils.
> > I see no open-mindedness here. pat
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 11 Aug 2006, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> >
> >   
> >>> Hello again- the astronauts will hear everyone calling 
> >>> whether its split or simplex operation so why not make it
> >>>       
> >> simplex!
> >>
> >> Because many of us live near inconsiderate operators that step
> >> all
> >> Over the downlink by transmitting on the uplink.  Simplex is
> >> just not a good idea.
> >> The downlink should be separate from the uplink so that everyone
> >> can hear the downlink without interfererence from uplink
> >> stations.
> >>
> >> Bob 
> >>
> >>     
> >
> 

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