[sarex] Reminder: SAREX Reflector to close 1 November

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Oct 4 16:16:32 UTC 2015

Aftere seeing the movie "Martian" last night, I wonder when we will
eventually have a MAREX reflector for those martian explorers to be able to
use their HT's and communicate outside of official NASA' comms for the fun
of it..


On Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 7:46 AM, Alan via SAREX <sarex at amsat.org> wrote:

> SAREX Reflector to be Closed 1 November 2015
> At the request of the ARISS US Team, AMSAT-NA Vice President for Human
> Spaceflight Frank Bauer, KA3HDO has announced that the SAREX reflector will
> be closed 1 November 2015, and its functions folded into the AMSAT-BB list.
> Frank explained that at one time operations from the Space Shuttle and the
> ISS were considered as sufficiently different from other satellite
> operations as to need separate forums for their respective interest
> communities.
> More recently, changes in the human spaceflight operations, the new
> generation of satellites, and the interests of the general AMSAT community
> have removed the reasons for this distinction. Frank explained that "The
> AMSAT membership, in general, has embraced all vehicles with amateur radio
> on-board that are operating in space on equal ground. They enjoy the SSTV
> events on ISS as well as a quick QSO on AO-7". He went on to note that
> "This
> past year my team has noticed that those on AMSAT-BB have missed out on
> some
> ARISS significant events. These include school contacts in their area that
> were only posted on SAREX." Moving all discussions to a common list will
> insure that ISS announcements as well as operational information will be
> available in one place.
> What does this mean to the current subscribers? If you are subscribed to
> both SAREX and AMSAT-BB, there is no need to take any action. You will
> cease
> to receive new postings on the SAREX list 1 November 2015. The SAREX
> archives will continue to be available for historical purposes. If you are
> not subscribed to AMSAT-BB and wish to continue to receive human
> spaceflight
> announcements, please go to http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo and
> subscribe to AMSAT-BB. Your existing SAREX subscription will not be
> automatically carried over since not everyone will wish to do so.
> [ANS thanks ARISS for the above information]
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