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Re: ISS amateur radio Mode

If there is an up mass problem here it seems there is none in europe as they 
rushing to get money not upmass capabilities?

Another odd event in the amateur space saga? Is it somewhat possible to have 
this stuff sent with columbus?

read below

> The extra workload on the crew has taken its toll on ARISS -
> they have had very little extra time for Amateur Radio activities beyond
> school contacts. >

 >Realizing this will be especially
> challenging due to the upmass issue I described above.  This will likely
> take several months to accomplish as the team will have to begin from
> square one. In the short term, requests for some investigative analysis by
> the crew will be made.  This will enable the ARISS team to determine if the
> radio can be partially restored to provide some of the unattended
> operations that it once provided.

> 73,  Frank H. Bauer, KA3HDO
> ARISS International Chairman
> AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs

ARRL Foundation provides second donation to ARISS Columbus project (Apr 30, 
2007) --

The ARRL Foundation has granted an additional $2000 toward the cost of 
and installing Amateur Radio antennas and equipment on the International Space 
Station's Columbus 
module, set to launch later this year. Columbus will house an additional 
Amateur Radio station, including
the first digital Amateur Radio TV (DATV) station in space as well as a ham 
radio transponder. 
Funding to finish and install ham radio antennas on the European Space Agency 
(ESA)-built laboratory
module has been uncertain, however. Amateur Radio on the International Space 
Station (ARISS) 
Vice Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, says donations from various sources 
covered a payment of 9000 Euros
(approximately $12,000) in March. A second payment is due this fall. The ARRL 
Foundation earlier contributed $5000
to the project. Other donations have come from AMSAT-NA and AMSAT-UK, among 
other organizations, as well as
from many individual donors. The yet-to-be-built Columbus Amateur Radio gear 
will make it possible for ARISS
to establish wideband and video operations for the first time and allow 
continuous transponder operation.
AMSAT-Belgium has set up a bank account to receive additional donations for the 
Columbus project. Details are
on the ARISS-EU Columbus Web page (if you have a PayPal account you can easily 
make a donation by
 clicking the "Donate" button in the left column). 

Is it possible the left hand does not know what the right is doing?

"It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the amateur 
that holds the license."

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE

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