[sarex] Re: NEW RECORD Set Via ISS

KC7QYR kc7qyr at msn.com
Sat Nov 1 16:49:59 PDT 2008

Congratulations!  You beat me by 241.243 miles.

The distance between you in CM96eq & AH6RH in BL11ch is 3879.74 km (2410.868

My best: 09-02-2002 @ 14:30 I made pkt contact with PETER, W2SKY in FN13gd
from CN87tr.  A distance of 3491.51 km (2169.625 miles).

73 de <michael> KC7QYR Burien,WA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott- Extingflame" <extingflame at hotmail.com>
To: <sarex at AMSAT.Org>; "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]"
<Kenneth.G.Ransom at nasa.gov>
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 1:35 PM
Subject: [sarex] 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
> 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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