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As NASA has permitted hams to rebroadcast space communications
(NOT their TV audio) for the last few decades, I'd submit that (in
the US) rebroadcast of what launch or earth-space audio NASA puts
out on this is also covered, regardless of the original source,
which may be commercial.
If NASA covers it, you can rebroadcast NASA and punt it to a
reflector so other in in IRLP-dom can link and listen.
It is my strong suggestion that the settings allow listen only on
that reflector, except for the station punting audio so that other
'random' audio isn't allowed. That would require most likely,
contact with the reflector owner/mods.
On 5/4/2020 10:04 AM, Chris Schwab
Drifting WAY OT now..
I was looking at 97.113..
(c) No station shall retransmit programs or signals
emanating from any type of radio station other than an amateur
station, except propagation and weather forecast information
intended for use by the general public and originated from
United States Government stations, and communications,
including incidental music, originating on United States
Government frequencies between a manned spacecraft and its
associated Earth stations. Prior approval for manned
spacecraft communications retransmissions must be obtained
from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Such
retransmissions must be for the exclusive use of amateur radio
operators. Propagation, weather forecasts, and manned
spacecraft communications retransmissions may not be conducted
on a regular basis, but only occasionally, as an incident of
normal amateur radio communications.
You're right, it doesn't specify commercial vs government,
but at the time I'm sure 97.113 never considered the
possibility of manned commercial operations.
Looping this back to IRLP, if no one else is currently doing
this, what would it take to feed the audio? I have the
bandwidth and could probably come up with the hardware, I'd
just have no idea where to start to get the audio fed into a
reflector channel. Would this best be handled on an
On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 12:27
PM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...
I think the key here is the space shuttle was essentially
US government communications. Spacex & Boeing would be
Mick - W7CAT
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Schwab
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2020 09:36:01 AM
Subject: [IRLP] NASA Audio Broadcast - Slightly OT
> Good morning!
> During the space shuttle era there was at least one
> that carried the NASA TV audio during space shuttle
missions. While I
> agree that times have changed and there are other means
> the missions, it was nice to be able to follow along
> mission while out driving around by listening in on the
> With Spacex (and Boeing) soon to be launching manned
> anyone carrying this audio still, or are there plans
> Chris N4BSA
> IRLP 4647