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ISS amateur radio system scheduled for shutdown prior toSoyuz docking



The amateur radio system on the ISS which is currently supporting packet
operations is scheduled to be powered off at 2040 UTC on Oct 11 in
preparation for the Soyuz docking on Oct 12 about 1450 UTC. 

The shutdown of the amateur radio system is required prior to and during
any Russian Vehicle proximity (dockings and undockings) operations. The
radio system will be returned to operation in the normal course of crew
activities.

The next schedule school contact is set for 14 Oct at approximately
17:17 UTC when students from several Malaysian schools will gather at
the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to speak with Dr.
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor - 9W2MUS.

Kenneth - N5VHO

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