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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS020 (1995)

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ARLS020 More gear for Mir

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Space Bulletin 020  ARLS020
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  October 24, 1995
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS020
ARLS020 More gear for Mir

German Cosmonaut Thomas Reiter, DP0MIR, and his two Russian
crewmates, have installed a 70-cm band transceiver aboard their Mir
space station, according to John Magliacane, KB2BD, in SpaceNews.

The main 70-cm band frequencies are:

Voice: 435.725 MHz (uplink), and 437.925 MHz (downlink).

Packet: 435.775 (uplink) and 437.975 MHz (downlink).

2-meter frequencies are:

Voice: 145.200 MHz  (uplink) and 145.800 MHz (downlink).

Packet: 145.550 MHz  (uplink) 145.550 MHz (downlink).

ARRL Note: This voice uplink frequency is not available for use in
areas where repeater outputs operate on the same or adjacent
frequencies, and will be subject to interference from repeaters when
Mir is in range of North America.

There has been no 9600 baud packet radio activity yet, since the
high speed TNC will not arrive at the Mir space station until later,
SpaceNews said.

Most activity from DP0MIR has been in talking with schools, mainly
in Germany.

The three men aboard Mir were scheduled to return to earth in
mid-January, but that reportedly has been extended into
mid-February.
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