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Amateur Ham Radio Users to Contact Orbiting Space Station:

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KUALA LUMPUR: Fancy chatting with someone in the International Space Station orbiting the earth? You may get a chance to if you're among the participants at this year's HITBSecConf -- an annual international network-security conference. The special session will see the Malaysian Amateur Radio Emergency Service Society (Mares) -- a non-profit, non-government organisation -- attempt to establish a live communications feed with the station during the conference. Normally, Mares members provide communications service in times of disasters or when normal communications channels are either down or congested. The session is one of the highlights of HITBSecConf 2009, which is scheduled for Oct 5-8 at The Crowne Plaza Mutiara hotel here.

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