[amsat-bb] Re: ISS
David - KG4ZLB
kg4zlb at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 18:26:50 PDT 2010
I may be wrong but "technically" you would need to have NA1SS repeat
your call to be a true contact - he may have written your call down and
forgot to acknowledge you by callsign in which case send a QSL and you
might get lucky - if not then keep trying, Its great when it does happen
and you know that an Astronaut flying at 17600mph in space is talking
directly to you!
Best of luck
On 7/12/2010 20:18, Jeremy Cowgar wrote:
> With all the talk about ISS, I decided to try. I heard Col Wheelock on
> two passes but he never acknowledged my call. Then the pass today at
> 22:30 I was calling "KB8LFA Jeremy in Akron, Ohio"... He came back and
> said "Got you loud and clear Akron, We are now passing ..."
> It might not happen all the time and probably not at the exact time I
> transmit but how do I know there was not a stronger station saying
> Akron, Ohio as well? Is this what constitutes a contact w/NA1SS?
> On 7/11/2010 7:01 PM, wa4hfn at comcast.net wrote:
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