Will packet be turned on?

Kenneth,
Do you know if the crew will turn the packet back on when not using voice? Bill seemed to be pretty good about returning the station to packet if he wasn't using voice. Hopefully the new crew also will do so.
Thanx

Blexcroid – Sun, 2006 – 04 – 09 10:39

Same old story

We run into this issue nearly every crew change. The radios are scheduled to be powered down prior to undock but it is up to the new crew to turn them back on. They usually get very busy with all their new duties and just forget to turn the radios back on. On the bright side, they should have a school contact in 2-3 weeks and the radios will have to be powered on for that.

Kenneth - N5VHO
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
http://www.issfanclub.com/
http://oscar.dcarr.org/index.php
http://www.ariss.net/
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/48hour/threads.html

Submitted by N5VHO on Sun, 2006-04-09 15:56.

Re: Same old story

N5VHO wrote:
We run into this issue nearly every crew change. The radios are scheduled to be powered down prior to undock but it is up to the new crew to turn them back on. They usually get very busy with all their new duties and just forget to turn the radios back on. On the bright side, they should have a school contact in 2-3 weeks and the radios will have to be powered on for that.
Is this something you can have MCC send the crew a message on or can you send the crew an email to remind them to reactivate the packet. Thank you very much.

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-04-09 19:14.

Will try

I will request that the radios be activated at the crews earliest convenience (as always). It does take some time to get the request processed as it is one of the lowest priority items.

Unfortunatly, emailing this crew is not a option.

Kenneth - N5VHO
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
http://www.issfanclub.com/
http://oscar.dcarr.org/index.php
http://www.ariss.net/
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/48hour/threads.html

Submitted by N5VHO on Sun, 2006-04-09 22:15.

I was wondering the same thing

It has been silent since yesterday when Bill left. I was beginning to think he took the radio with him.

Submitted by mung on Sun, 2006-04-09 11:07.