Archive - Oct 2005 - Story
IN LAST SATURDAY I MADE A VOICE CONTACT WITH WILLIAN MCARTHUR ONBOARD INTERNACIONAL SPACE STATION.
HE TALK WITH A LOT HAM'S OVER SOUTH AMERICA.
WILLIAM SAID: CQ CQ THIS IS NA1SS.
I SAID: HELLO MR. MACARTHUR I'M PY4MAB DID YOU HEAR ME ?
HE SAID: YES PY4MAB I HEAR LOUD AND CLEAR
I SAID: WHAT YOU SAD ABOUT SPACE, HOW DO YOU FELL ONBOARD ISS ?
HE SAID ALL ABOUT SPACE AND INTERNACIONAL SPACE STATION.
I THINK WITH EXPEDITION 12 WE GOT GREAT CONTACTS OVER SOUTH AMERICA.
MAURICIO BERALDO PY4MAB
October 22 17:42 and 22:10 UTC my first voice contact with ISS commander Mc Arthur. My dream was to be astronaut, I only succeed in being civil pilot and sport parachutist, I now write stories of the space and fiction and I through the radius am a little since astronaut feel that I so arrive to the space. this contact was for me how a part of my fulfilled dreams. These contacts was celebrated with a beautiful jump from 10.000ft with three parachutists friends
I'm 63 years old, Thanks ISS for this gift
Packet was load and clear during this last pass at 7:30am est. here in Fl. But I was not able to connect to the BBS..?? Is it not the -11 anymore.?? I connected to the -3 first try though. Any news on that.?? 73
Growing increasingly familiar with their microgravity home and laboratory in space, the 12th international space station crew turned
its attention to experiment work, began preparations for the first space
station-based spacewalk using U.S. suits since 2003 and captured spectacular images and video of the latest tropical cyclone in the
Atlantic basin, Hurricane Wilma.
Good day all,
I had a nice qso with Bill McArthur on Saturday morning and then to my suprise, another this morning @1520. seems like the expedition 12 crew might be pretty active on ham radio during the next 6 months, so get all your toys lined up and ready to go. This morning we talked about the daily timeline and I asked Bill to check the TNC on the kenwood system and give it a re-boot or a re-power since it has not worked since our last voice contact. After that, we signed and i heard him working KB0ZUU for a minute and then the packet system came back on.
Its going to be a fun winter for ISS fans so get ready.
73, Ron - N7SIJ
Lt. Col. Marcus Pontes, of the Brazilian Air Force, is slated to ride up to the ISS aboard a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft with the crew of Expedition 13 under an agreement signed Tuesday between the Federal Space Agency and Brazilian Space Agency (AgÃ©ncia Espacial Brasileiria).
Thanks to its unique level of on board autonomy and safety, the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is the first fully automatic re-supply spacecraft of its kind. The ATV, even in case of malfunction, does not rely on human intervention to take over manual control of the vehicle to ensure mission success and ISS safety.
Congratulations to ESA French astronaut Leopold Eyharts who took and passed his amateur radio exam! His new callsign is KE5FNO. Eyharts is a backup crew member for Expedition 12.
Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Science Officer John Phillips, 11th crew of the space station, landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan in their Soyuz spacecraft at 9:09 p.m. EDT Monday after more than 179 days in space.
With them was Gregory Olsen, the American spaceflight participant who flew to the space station with the Expedition 12 crew and spent about eight days doing experiments.
The Soyuz TMA spacecraft undocked from the station at 5:49 p.m. EDT. Its re-entry was flawless. It brought the three men aboard to a landing about 53 miles northeast of Arkalyk after 179 days and 23 minutes in space for the E11 crew.
The recovery team reached the capsule in minutes.
Four astronauts working to swap control of the International Space Station (ISS) between their two crews said Thursday that the process is going smoothly as they hit the midpoint of their work together.
After nearly six months of spaceflight, Expedition 11 commander Sergei Krikalev and flight engineer John Phillips are now in their fourth day of handover operations with the station's new crew - Expedition 12 commander Bill McArthur and flight engineer Valery Tokarev.