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Re: Simplex and space



greetings- in response to an extremely condesending post, I must say your
reading comprehension is poor for a writer unless you didnt read all the
exchanges. To the contrary, I believe I can do something. that is why I
try. pat


On Sat, 12 Aug 2006, William M. Pasternak wrote:

> As I recall from my days of film making with the late Roy Neal, K6DUE, (who 
> was the person who literally began the manned ham radio in space operations 
> through his connections with NASA) the reason the frequencies are -- as 
> they are -- is the result of three years of exhaustive research by the 
> folks who are responsible for any ham radio being ion the ISS.  The choice 
> was made so that ARISS operations interfere with no-body -- and hopefully 
> -- nobody on the ground interferes with ARISS.
> 
> Changing hats:  Since the 1960's I have been researching and writing about 
> bandplanning -- repeaters -- remote bases -- etc.  The first 26 years for 
> the now defunct 73 Magazine (Looking west) and the past several years for 
> Worldradio.  As such, I have an ongoing information flow that few if any of 
> you have.
> 
> And it boils down to this:  Not all the world having the same bandplans as 
> the USA and North America.  And the "world" is not going to change to 
> satisfy a small group of folks who -- now and then -- want to talk to an 
> astronaut or cosmonaut.
> 
> Rather, those  interested in such an activity can only perform it because 
> the rest of the world'a ham radio community permits it to happen.  And the 
> rest of the world of ham radio has -- in a defacto sense -- has dictated to 
> manned space enthusiasts where they can operate.
> 
> The bottom line:  Be happy that you can have the opportunity to make these 
> contacts at all and stop moaning because you may have to twiddle a dial 
> once in a while.  Just consider it as being the way it is -- and the way 
> its going to remain -- because it is not within any of your power to change.
> 
> de
> Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF
> 
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> 
> At 04:55 PM 8/12/2006, McGrane wrote:
> 
> >Greetings after a busy day and to continue, the choice of a simplex
> >frequency is easy;  145.800
> >
> >pat
> >
> >
> >On Sat, 12 Aug 2006, Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR] wrote:
> >
> > > Does a (1) non interfering  (2) two meter (3) satellite (4) simplex 
> > frequency for worldwide use exist?
> > >
> > > I guess one would need to start with the approved world wide satellite 
> > frequencies - 144-146 MHz.
> > > Then overlay regional usage band plans and see what was left.
> > >
> > > The ARRL band plan 
> > (http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/bandplan.html#2m)  for the 
> > USA has satellite operations from 144.30-144.50 and 145.80-146.00. That 
> > limits it down in a hurry so that criteria #1 is met.
> > >
> > > What do other regional band plans have in that range that meet the 
> > first criteria?
> > >
> > > Kenneth - N5VHO
> > >
> > >
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