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[jamsat-news:765] * SpaceNews 09-Feb-98 *
SB NEWS @ AMSAT $SPC0209
* SpaceNews 09-Feb-98 *
MONDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1998
SpaceNews originates at KD2BD in Wall Township, New Jersey, USA. It
is published every week and is made available for non-commercial use.
* BELIZE OPERATION IN MARCH *
Frank Edwards, VE3ER, reports that he will be active on RS-12 from Cayei
Caulker, Belize, from 03-Mar-98 to 16-Mar-98. His callsign will be V31FE,
and he will be operating CW around 29.415 MHz and SSB around 29.440 MHz.
* MIR AMATEUR RADIO STATUS *
Mir Amateur Radio Status Feb 5, 1998
The cutoff date for submitting Sputnik-40 reception reports is 28-Feb-98.
Please send reports to:
PO Box 73
Moscow Area, 141070, Russia
The FR5KJ Radio Club is also providing a Sputnik-40 diploma in return
for reception reports. Their address is:
FR5KJ Radio Club
College Jules Reydellet
103 rue de la Republique
97 489 Saint Denis Cedex
The current Mir crew consists of Commander Anatoly Solovyev, Flight Engineer
Pavel Vinogradov, Talgat Musabayev RO3FT, Nikolai Budarin, RV3DB and R4MIR,
American Andy Thomas, KD5CHF, and Frenchman Leopold Eyharts, who is aboard
Mir for a 3 week stay. The next shuttle docking mission is currently
scheduled for 28-May-98.
The Mir packet radio PMS and the SAFEX II repeater are both currently turned
off for the time being. The Mir crew has just been too busy with other
higher priority projects to spend much time adjusting parameters on the TNC.
The Mir crew has information required to reconfigure the new TNC, and we are
just waiting for the crew to find an open slot in their schedule to load in
the correct parameters.
While the Amateur Radio Station on Mir has been turned off, the crew may
still turn it back on to make random contacts with groundstations. MIREX
was informed by MAREX that the Mir crew is expected to be very busy until
after crew 24 returns to earth.
MIREX would like the stations monitoring the PMS to please be patient while
proper adjustments are made to the packet radio terminal node controller.
MIREX has created an Internet Web page containing information regarding Mir
and the various Amateur Radio experiments proposed for the space station.
The pages are still "under construction", but some good information can
be gathered from what has been put together so far. URLs include the
Some people have had problems using the some of the URL aliases, if so,
try the long version of the home page address:
[Info via Miles, WF1F, MIREX Director of Educational Resources]
* VK0MAP ACTIVE FROM ANTARCTICA *
Andre Phillips, VK0MAP/VK5AAP/ZL3AW has been active on KITSAT-OSCAR-25 from
Antarctica. Andre is using a Kenwood TS-790A along with a PacComm Tiny 2
terminal node controller and a pair of Lindenblad antennas constructed from
number 8 fencing wire. He reports at least 5 minutes of solid connect time
per pass on KO-25, and mentions that UO-22, KO-25 and POSAT all rise to an
elevation of 34 degress, and KO-23 gets as high as 12 degrees at his
* FEEDBACK/INPUT WELCOMED *
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