Packet Mail from the International Space Station Alpha
Amateur Radio Packet Mail from the International Space Station Alpha
This Amateur Radio packet email was received by Miles WF1F on September 1, 2002. The message was written by ISS Cosmonaut Valery Korsun and posted to Personal Message System on ISS.Background:
I sent two messages to ISS in late August to commander Valery Korzun. We had also talked on 2-meter voice a few times about interference problems with some of the radio channels the ISS crew uses to talk to the public. Below are a few of the email exchanges.To ISS from Miles
The Channel A1 is a Split frequency. The Ericson Radio will transmit on 145.800 and it will receive or listen on 144.490. Most of the channels in the Ericson radio are SPLIT frequencies.
You may hear people talking on 144.490 when you are using channel A1. Most of these people are talking in a SIMPLEX mode. I will send a Memo to ARISS and try to teach the world to avoid using 144.490. It will take a while to teach the world. It is good to hear your comments about the channels. We need this type of information to help improve your enjoyment of the Amateur Radio.Are the rest of the channels full of voices or is channel A1 the worst channel?
It has been a very quite week. No big news stories. Boston and New England has been very HOT, temp 100F, 37 c. Ocean temperatures are very warm. Many Mako Sharks in waters of New England. Very exciting. Only a few more weekends of summer, then back to school for most children, including Sarah-3 and Jennifer-11.Packet LockUP:
If the packet station (PacCom) is Locking up only one time every 3 or weeks, this may be normal. If the packet is locking up more frequently then we may need to think about a fix. If you have time, try to keep track of the dates the paccom gets locked up and how frequently it gets locked.News from ISS:
Do you have time to send a short memo about your work on ISS over Packet to ALL. It would be good if you could write a few sentences every 2 weeks about your life on ISS. Send it to ALL. Dave and I will send out to WEB for everyone to read.73 Miles
Note: One of the reasons I asked Valery to post a memo every two weeks from ISS, was to help reduce his email load. The ISS crew gets 10-20 mail messages a day. The ISS crew just does not have enough time to respond to everyone that writes them a letter. If the crew posts a public memo every two weeks, it may help reduce the amount of time they spend sending individual replies to many stations, asking the same questions. We tired this experiment on Mir with good results.
For those of you counting the my packet connect duration, I left in the packet times. I logged in at 9:57:58 and log out at 9:59:01. During that time, I quickly down loaded two messages and then deleted the old messages to free up more room for other email. Total time, 63 seconds.