[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Crew Active!
ke5gdb at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 15:16:17 PST 2009
It never does.
I have a recording of the end of Sebastian's contact, all of mine, and a few
others after mine until I lost the bird. You can download it at
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 5:02 PM, <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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
> > Sebastian
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