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Re: QSO with Sergei, U5MIR on board ISS!!!



Nice to hear someone else got to pass along well
wishes. Anybody else send greetings? Anybody else get
a response?

Kenneth - N5VHO

--- "Sion Chow Q. C. (9W2QC)" <9w2qc@9w2qc.net> wrote:

> Hello Group,
> 
> Today (27 August 2005), ISS passed over West
> Malaysia at 1945 Hours
> Malaysian Time or 1145 Hours UTC with a maximum
> elevation of 40 degrees.
> 
> During this pass, the packet digipeater and mailbox
> was not heard and
> therefore I tried calling the crew as there were
> reports of the crew being
> active on voice half an hour ago.
> 
> To my surprise, ISS ASTRONAUT SERGEI KRIKALEV, U5MIR
> ANSWERED MY CALL!!!
> (BTW, today is Sergei's birthday).  This was the
> first time I made a contact
> with Sergei, and this was my 2nd contact with ISS's
> crew.  Signals were very
> clear and nice, 59 all the way.
> 
> Frequency used was 145.800 FM +/- downlink and
> 144.490 FM +/- uplink.
> Antenna was only a 10-element Diamond Yagi,
> vertically polarized.  Rig was
> FT-847, running 50 watts.
> 
> No one else was active on this pass and I am happy
> to be the only station
> around this region to wish Sergei a very happy
> birthday.
> 
> This is the first time in my life that I have wished
> a human out of the
> world, in space, happy birthday, and I am very happy
> that I did it.  I guess
> amateur radio operators are very privileged as
> amateur radio is the only way
> an ordinary person can speak to an astronaut when he
> or she is in space.
> Also, not many people get the chance to wish another
> human in space happy
> birthday.  I have recorded the pass, and will post
> the recording shortly.
> 
> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SERGEI for the brief but
> memorable contact.
> 
> Have a nice weekend and good DX.
> 
> 73,
> Sion Chow Q. C.,
> 9W2QC.
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