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Re: Repair of Equipment aboard ISS - Status 447.475 WA1KAT/R

spoke with roger,

the search he was using was incorrect, the db is fine.


Roger Kolakowski wrote:
> With the recent partial repair of the amateur radio gear aboard ISS, the
> 447.475 mHz WA1KAT/R EMA Repeater will resume activity crossbanding both the
> new ISS Packet frequency of 145.825 and the Voice downlink of 145.800 mHz.
> The purpose of this repeater is to offer the opportunity for earthbound ISS
> Voice operations to be accomplished with a single band UHF transceiver (10
> mHz split) with no diplexer required of the operator.
> It also will allow the Packet operator full duplex operations providing the
> tools to reduce packet clashes over an 800 mile radius.
> Due to the imminent pressures of PAVE-PAWS, the repeater will be operating
> at a power level of 20w from behind a ridgeline approximately 7 miles
> northwest of the original Salem Hospital location.
> The current location 42.640415N/-70.947058W affords southerly protection
> from Otis AFB, a factor which is lacking at the original Salem Hospital
> site.
> The repeater is utilized by a dedicated group of Merrimack Valley amateurs
> who strongly support ISS activity. It is also available to the members of
> MAREX-NA, the organization putting SSTV gear aboard the ISS in the near
> future.
> Although I have contacted NESMC previously, I still note that the WA1KAT/R
> repeater on 447.475 mHz is not listed on your website. The repeater has been
> active at the Topsfield location, repeating 145.800 ISS traffic, predating
> my last emails to you.
> If you have any questions, please contact me...
> Roger Kolakowski
> Trustee WA1KAT/R 447.475 mHz
> Essex County repeater.

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