[amsat-bb] Re: ISS

Jeremy Cowgar jeremy at cowgar.com
Mon Jul 12 19:01:57 PDT 2010

I believe that's true however during my limited experience (listening to 
a few passes, then trying to work 2 and finally getting him on the 
third) I've *never* head him give a call. It's always "Hear you loud and 
clear Cleveland" or "Got you Rick..."

Has this been other peoples experience?


On 7/12/2010 9:26 PM, David - KG4ZLB wrote:
> 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
> David
> 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?
>> Jeremy
>> http://www.kb8lfa.com

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