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Re: JOTA Voice qso with Richard Garriot



Well done Eric and the troop!

I actually heard the downlink side of your QSL. The one time I didn't 
have a bunch of kids in the shack! Murphy knows!!!

Other callsigns heard...
VK6FRAG, VK3DMW, VK1AMG, VK2BV...   e&oe, I was fiddling with qsstv at 
the time!


Regards de Norm, VK3XCI
Mildura on the Murray
QF15bt


Eric van de Weyer wrote:
> Hi All
> 
> This evening on the pass over Sydney at about 1040z we managed a short
> contact with Richard on the ISS from our JOTA station VK2BV. It was a big
> thrill for both the operators and the kids in attendance at the station at
> the Waverley Amateur radio Society clubrooms.
> 
> We had previously heard SSTV a couple of passes earlier as well as the
> subsequent one although it was only a few degrees above the horizon and not
> a very good signal. 
> 21
> On the earlier pass, at about 0908 we had a magnificent view of the ISS as
> it flew overhead but no contact or anything heard. That was a 78 degree
> pass.
> 
> 73....Eric VK2VE.
> 
> 
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