[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Crew Active!
w7lrd at comcast.net
Wed Jan 21 15:02:23 PST 2009
It never gets old!!
73 Bob W7LRD
"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"
-------------- Original message --------------
From: Sebastian <w4as at miamisky.com>
> What a thrill to announce my call while I was just getting into the
> footprint of the ISS, and getting a response from Mike - NA1SS, of the
> crew of the Shuttle!
> At first I didn't hear anyone, it was quiet, but I heard my downlink
> stronger than usual, and all of a sudden, I heard "W4AS this is Mike
> NA1SS of the International Space Shuttle". I think my first words
> were, are you really in the shuttle?
> He went on and worked a few more stations, he didn't seem to be in a
> hurry, and we actually had a bit of a rag chew, but at 4:30 pm eastern
> time, I guess there weren't too many hams trying to hear the ISS.
> Just wanted to put this up here, so others can be aware that they are
> active on the 'repeater' 70cm up and 2 meters down.
> At one point the signal was 60 db over S9, I should have turned my
> preamp off to see what the actual reading was.
> If anyone recorded the pass I would love to have it. Guess I should
> start to record them from now on.
> 73 de W4AS
> Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
> Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
More information about the AMSAT-BB