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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl Originally from: ARRL Members Only Web site Original Subject: ARLS015 All-Ham Crew is
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 2, 2000
      Forwarded by: fwestra@...
      Originally from: "ARRL Members Only Web site" <memberlist@...>
      Original Subject: ARLS015 All-Ham Crew is ISS-Bound
      Original Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 15:38:27 EST

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      SB SPACE @ ARL $ARLS015
      ARLS015 All-Ham Crew is ISS-Bound

      ZCZC AS15
      QST de W1AW
      Space Bulletin 015 ARLS015
      From ARRL Headquarters
      Newington, CT November 1, 2000
      To all radio amateurs

      ARLS015 All-Ham Crew is ISS-Bound

      A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the all-ham International Space
      Station Expedition 1 crew blasted off October 31 from the Baikonur
      Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Amateur Radio operation from the ISS is
      expected to debut by mid-month. The crew will spend four months
      aboard the ISS.

      On board the Soyuz are US astronaut and Expedition 1 Commander
      William ''Shep'' Shepherd, KD5GSL, and Russian cosmonauts Yuri
      Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev, U5MIR. The Soyuz is expected to dock
      with the ISS November 2.

      Shepherd, 51, is only the second US astronaut to go into space
      aboard a Russian launch vehicle. The Soyuz lifted off from the same
      launch pad where the space race began 43 years ago this month with
      the launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite.

      The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station--or
      ARISS--initial station gear already is aboard the space station. It
      will be installed temporarily in the Zarya Functional Cargo Block of
      the ISS and will permit operation on 2 meters--FM voice and packet.
      Tentative operating frequencies are: Worldwide downlink for voice
      and packet, 145.80 MHz: worldwide packet uplink, 145.99 MHz; Region
      1 (Europe) voice uplink: 145.20 MHz; Region 2 and 3 voice uplink,
      144.49 MHz.

      Crew members may use their personal call signs or one of the ''club
      station'' call signs issued for ISS use--NA1SS, RZ3DZR, or DL0ISS.

      For ARISS information and updates, visit the ARISS Web site,

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