[sarex] Re: NEW RECORD Set Via ISS

jeff kb2m at comcast.net
Sat Nov 1 18:01:49 PDT 2008

 I worked England via ISS packet. The picture of my D-700 screen on my 
website shows a distance of  3711 for the contact I had with G8LMY, FM29pe 
to IO91vi.  A quick check shows the distance from Hi to Ca as around 2500 
miles. Can anyone beat 3711 NMI?

73 Jeff kb2m
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]" <Kenneth.G.Ransom at nasa.gov>
To: "Scott- Extingflame" <extingflame at hotmail.com>
Cc: <sarex at AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 6:04 PM
Subject: [sarex] Re: NEW RECORD Set Via ISS

>I have no information from any other attempts and am unaware of any 
>"records" for this sort of activity so I can't say if yours would be a 
>record or not. Congratulations on the success of your efforts.
> Personally, I made a contact with VE1DX in Nova Scotia (from Houston) 
> during a similar low elevation pass but never took the time to make the 
> point to point distance calculations. Not sure how many other long shot 
> contacts are out there that were never reported. Maybe your notice will 
> prompt others to provide examples of other long distance contacts via ISS 
> in various modes.
> Kenneth - N5VHO
> ________________________________
> From: Scott- Extingflame [mailto:extingflame at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Sat 11/1/2008 3:35 PM
> To: sarex at AMSAT.Org; Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]
> Subject: NEW RECORD Set Via ISS
> Today at 1803 UTC, Ron AH6RH and I made the FIRST packet QSO/exchange via 
> ISS's digipeater RS0ISS.
> We had several pings on my 1 minute 20 second mutual visibility pass 
> between us. See http://www.ariss.net/
> Ever since ISS packet/voice was activated, I was looking for a partner on 
> the east side of the Big Island
> of Hawaii to do this. I sent out blind emails to all hams in the area. 
> Looked at packet from Hawaii etc...
> Finally about 3 years ago, I met up with Ron, AH6RH who shared my goal. 
> For the past few years we have been
> trying to make this first contact. Between ISS packet being off the air, 
> and limited times to try with work etc,
> it finally became a reality today! I did my victory DX dance when Ron 
> called me from Hawaii screaming in excitement!
> Thanks to ARISS for it's support of amateur radio on the ISS.
> 73, Scott WA6LIE
> CM96eq
> Kenneth,
> Can you confirm this as a new distance record?
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