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Re: ISS Speaks! Don Pettit KD5MDT on voice New Years Day



Good Job!  While listening to the Rose Parade ops here in Southern CA, I 
jumped over to the voice pair but heard nothing.  I hope they come back up 
on the next pass.

At 01:30 PM 01/01/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi everyone
>Don Pettit turned off the ISS packet started making random voice QSO's
>during at 17:12 UTC over the US on New Years Day!
>I was able to contact him using our club call "N4ISS" at 17:15 UTC after
>he cleared with the first station (?)
>I wished him a Happy New Year to him and the crew.
>I spoke to him a minute later at 17:18 UTC, after no one returned his
>many "CQ"s", I told him "N4ISS" was our club call, and my personal call
>was "KD4SFF".
>I told him he really made my New Year extra special by adding another
>Holiday to my list of contacts with MIR/ISS!
>I later heard him contact who I believe was "WF1F" Miles!
>Good luck to all &
>Happy New Year 2003
>Al - KD4SFF
>Experimenters Group ARC - N4ISS
>ps - I'm in the January 2003 issue of QST on page 21 "UP FRONT IN QST"
>behind and to the left of  Frank Culbertson and the scouts -
>notice the satellite station in the background - 2 meter Cushcraft & 70
>cm helix.
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Dino...k6rix@arrl.net 

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