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Why did Voyager not use error correction coding for uplink?

Error correction coding was used for downlinked Voyager data, but why not for the uplink direction (if I'm correct in thinking it wasn't)? According to Edelson et al. 1979 "Voyager ...
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Was there a close call for Voyager 2's extended mission due to lost uplink during the Jupiter encounter?

In Uplink-Downlink (2001), Douglas Mudgway says: "[The Jupiter radiation environment] . . . resulted in loss of the uplink connection with the [Voyager 2] spacecraft on the day after encounter. ...
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