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ISS Spacewalk may be on VHF-2 Frequency early Thursdaymorning.



I know that when the Russian suits are used for EVA
from the ISS they use the VHF-2 FM frequency 130.165
and they can be heard from England. So stand by,
Russia, India, Africa and Europe for an eavesdropping
opportunity:

Following from NASA:

"Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg
Kotov are preparing 
for two spacewalks. The main objectives of the first
Russian excursion 
on May 30 are to install orbital debris protection
panels on the Zvezda 
service module, route cables associated with the
Automated Transfer 
Vehicle navigation systems and replace experiments on
the module's hull.

.... Wednesday's spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 
2:20 p.m. EDT (1820 UTC) and will last about six
hours. NASA Television 
coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 1:30 p.m.
(1730 UTC)"

So if you check the new keps (orbital boost last
Wednesday) I bet she will be orbiting over Russia from
that time, so Eastern Europe, India and Africa will
hear first and later that evening might be audible on
VHF-2 130.165(Russian suits again)from the UK. Use
your 2m beam and track the ISS.

TIMES:
1820 +6h  =  0020 utc. Heavens-above has ISS visible
my QTH at 0038 utc 31 May.

BTW you can get NASA TV on broadband internet
nowadays.

73 es gud dx de andy G0SFJ


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