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Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. June 9, 2021.

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  1. KB7TBT

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    Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. June 9, 2021.

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  3. GM4BRB

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    What really does bug me, is that these astronaut amateurs usually drop their callsigns after the end of their astronaut careers. Another female I QSO'd with did just that. Of course these NASA elite types look upon 'ham' (amateur, please hi), must look upon the amateur as ... oh, here i go, ... as a piece of bacteria on NASA's 'stepping-stone to paradise'; - (ah, there's a song lyric in the making).

    It continues to seem to be, to me, a publicity thing for garnering schools' interest in space-travel based on ST-legacy, and probably has absolute zero to do with promoting amateur-radio itself.

    So, I'm taking things into my own. I oft-times have followed my instincts, an enigma.
    Eventually I will get my 4.5m dish and QRO amp up and I will re-enact 'Project-Diana'.
    I want it done on my terms, with my god's approval; not for the glorious agency & so-called 'elites'.

    I may even call it 'Project Fred'. Dropping the Greeko-Roman God's handle.

    So Who is Elon Musk?
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2021
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  4. WD5ACR

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    NASA pays a lot of money to fly amateur radio on ISS. I'm sure they make it a requirement for astronauts to be licensed so that everyone on the crew can operate that particular station. I bet they all have to be checked out on the robotic arm and cleaning the space toilet too. Some of the first astronauts that kicked off the ham in space initiative were lifelong hams, but these later crews were licensed just to meet the requirement. I have no ill will towards them. Just the opposite, it's up to us as the community to make this a place they wish to remain.
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  5. IW2ILQ

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    They are licensed for "sporting merits".
    Obviously no exams or something like that.
    They're scientists but probably they're unable to weld an SO-239.
    No ham spirit, only communication strategies.
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  6. G3SEA

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    Any Scientific Project that involves the hobby in any way is to be welcomed :cool:
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  7. DO1FER

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    Nice scientific project around the half of the world. To see how the solar eclipse changes or influences the HF propagation.
  8. KI5ONL

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    WOW... you completely forgot to mention my Jewish Space Laser.... Musk is an innovator, and from a certain perspective "hams" are still doing what they where doing 50 years ago, albeit retired and with more cash to spend.

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  9. KN4AUU

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    Wow it seems like IW2ILQ and GM4BRB are the "ELITES" who could not possibly want someone on the ISS who was not a member of the "Life Long HAM" elite group.
    That's so sad, I know when my son's middle school got a chance to talk to the astronauts on the ISS it was a HUGE deal for them.
    The kids did not know or care if the astronaut they were talking to was a life long ham or just a freshly licensed one.
    SAD state of affairs :-(
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  10. IW2ILQ

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    "If you haven't nothing to tell is better if you shut up", grandma sayd: what a stupid comment you wrote.
    I have nothing against radio ham activities on ISS: educational proposals are always welcome.
    But how many students are interested in how to talk with the ISS compared to the simply fact to talk with astronauts?
    A zoom or google meet or skype connection for the students would be the same, probably. Or better perhaps because they'd can see their speaker.
    But at the end my comment was only about the fact of the "administrative matters" about the OM licence, not about the goodness of the radio ham operations from ISS.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2021
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