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FW: ISS Voice contact

-----Original Message-----
From: Herbert R. Nichols, W3EOA [mailto:hrnw3eoa@one.net]
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 11:19
To: Paul M Dunphy
Cc: Herbert R. Nichols, W3EOA
Subject: RE: [sarex] ISS Voice contact


We worked Valery from our Field Day site at the "retired" VOA site near
Bethany, Ohio during the 2201 - 2212 pass using our West Chester Amateur
Radio Association club call of:  WC8VOA.  We were  able to get a reply from
Valery when he was just 2.1 deg above the north-west horizon on our first

If anyone has audio of this pass, please let me know how to get a copy of
it.  We would like to have it in our files.  Also, the young lad who had the
honors was absolutely blown away as were a number of folks who were watching
and listening.  There are likely others who would like the same audio, so
please respond to SAREX.

Thanks,  Herb,  W3EOA

For:    WC8VOA  "West Chester 8 Voice Of America"

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-SAREX@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-SAREX@AMSAT.Org]On Behalf Of
Paul M Dunphy
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 23:01
To: sarex@AMSAT.Org
Subject: Re: [sarex] ISS Voice contact

At 02:48 PM 22/06/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Valery RS0ISS was active on the 20:20 UTC pass.  I answered his QRZ and to
>my amazement, he replied with my call sign.  I've been trying
>(unsuccessfully) to get a voice contact since way back in the MIR days.  I
>made this contact running 5 watts into a 5 element yagi.  He worked a
>of other stations, but I was so excited, I failed to write down any other
>call signs.
>If anyone has a recording of this pass, I'd appreciate getting a chance to
>hear it.
>Ron KC7RS
>Boise, Idaho

     Congratulations, Ron!  It got really easy with MIR in the early
1990's, but ISS has been a toughie.  Closest I came was over a year ago
when I heard one of the astronauts signing with a W1 as they were passing
over Nova Scotia, and then he said something like "Sorry guys, got a sked
with Houston, 73" and he was gone.  I never heard them again.  Glad to hear
you and others are making it.

     I obviously don't have a recording, but no doubt someone does.  Hope
you can get a copy.  Again, congrats.  And back I go to listening . . .

73/DX Paul VE1DX (QSL via VE1YX)

My Website: http://www.qsl.net/ve1dx/index.html
Manager's Website: http://www.qsl.net/ve1dx/ve1yx.htm

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