Archive - Nov 25, 2005
AE7MC, 9 year old Mattie Clauson - made brief voice contact with Commander William McArthur on the ISS. Although the contact was brief, Mattie called "NA1SS this is AE7MC" and was acknowledged just as the pass faded out. Mattie is more excited than ever about trying to make further voice contacts with the crew aboard the ISS.
Mattie is using a Yaesu FT-3000 on a 20 amp Astron power supply feeding a Hustler G7 vertical antenna.
Visit Matties home page at: http://www.ae7mc.co.uk
International Space Station Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, told middle schoolers in Missouri and elementary schoolers in Japan that he's enjoying his stay in space. McArthur spoke November 16 with youngsters at Hermann Middle School near St Louis, and the following day with students at Takatsuki Education Center in Japan. The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program arranged both direct VHF contacts. McArthur told one youngster in Missouri that lost items typically turn up sooner or later.