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Mir heard in Oz (yes really this time)


At 06:30 UTC over VK3 I heard VK3CFI contact mir in Russian. It sounded 
very much as though the lady personally knew the cosmonaut that she made 
contact with. I was very fortunate to hear the pass as I was down on the 
coast with my wife and kids and a pile of bicycles and only had a Kenwood 
TH-215A handheld. I waited until the very happy QSO was over before 
trying a contact, but alas the pass had ended.

Incidentally the place on the coast was Pt. Lonsdale lighthouse, which 
was the location of the first overseas transmission from Australia in 
1906 with gear supplied by Marconi Co.

How is every one else going? Many US contacts made?

Doug Rolfe,
Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
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