[sarex] Re: NEW RECORD Set Via ISS
rogerkola at aol.com
Sat Nov 1 18:39:26 PDT 2008
I found one reference that mentioned that the ISS "circle of visibility" was
around 5000 kM so your record of 3711 nautical miles sounds hard to beat.
I think that Scott has the possibility of WAS via ISS from his location
Ahh the benefits of living on the coasts...
----- Original Message -----
From: "jeff" <kb2m at comcast.net>
To: <sarex at AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 9:01 PM
Subject: [sarex] Re: NEW RECORD Set Via ISS
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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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