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Re: Lets go back to simplex voice



I think Bill McArthur (and a few others) spoiled us with his enthusiasm 
for working amateur stations.
Most of the ISS crew doesn't have this level of interest in ham radio.

73, Bob K0NR

Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY] wrote:
> If they are listening on the uplink freq (simplex or split) then they will hear you. Seems they are not listening as much as the old days.
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Thomas McGrane [n2oeq@aceweb.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 5:25 PM
> To: Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY]; n2oeq@aceweb.com; sarex@amsat.org
> Subject: RE: [sarex]  Lets go back to simplex voice
>
> Hi kenneth- please reread my message, if they hear us calling MAYBE they will answer, as it
> is they dont hear us to get interested, chicken and egg. Be the solution. Pat
>
>
>
>   
>> ------- Original Message -------
>>     
> >From    : Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BARRIOS TECHNOLOGY][mailto:kenneth.g.ransom@nasa.gov]
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>> Sent    : 8/10/2009 3:30:09 PM
>> To      : n2oeq@aceweb.com; sarex@amsat.org
>> Cc      :
>> Subject : RE: [sarex]  Lets go back to simplex voice
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>  >What difference does simplex vs. split make if the crew doesn't want to answer? Activity
> occurs regardless of frequency operation when a crew member shows interest in making
> contacts.
>
> Kenneth - N5VHO
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sarex-bounces@AMSAT.Org [ mailto:sarex-bounces@AMSAT.Org]  On Behalf Of Thomas McGrane
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 11:17 AM
> To: sarex@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [sarex] Lets go back to simplex voice
>
> Greetings from pat n2oeq, long island new york
>
> I never agreed with the use of different uplink frequencies for ISS
> phone operation. It only led to a lack of activity and simple
> regimented school contacts.
>
> I just tried calling the space station on two meters hoping they were
> listening but, as usual, no answer.
>
> We need a simple simplex frequency like years ago when the crew of the
> MIR or the ISS could just leave the radio on and answer as they pleased.
> Many times in the past, I called according to the tracking program and
> received responses.
>
> The old argument was that they wanted to operate split to avoid the
> confusion of a pileup. Well, I guess it worked because nobody talks any
> more!
>
> Please return to a simplex frequency so we can enjoy working the
> astronauts and cosmonauts again.
>
> People shouldnt avoid chaos, they should adapt and embrace it and learn
> to operate. Out of chaos comes order.
>
> I am extremely disappointed that the military has more say over these
> activities than the citizens who support both.
>
> Time to change please.
>
> War is easy and stupid, making peace is hard and productive.
>
> Thank you, pat.
>
>
>   

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