Archive - Aug 2005 - Story
The next International Space Station's Expedition 11 ARISS school contact will be with students at the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan on Friday, 2 September 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 09:45 UTC.
This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and 8N2AI, so it should be audible to anyone in Japan and nearby parts of Asia and the Pacific listening in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.
The happy birthday Sergey event on 27 August was a big success.
Thanks to ISS Fan Club!!!
Kenneth (N5VHO) came with the idea to create a CD with audio recordings, shack pictures with the operators, and a small comment from the operators.
I (PD0RKC) will make the CD with a nice cover, but I need your help!
If you had a contact with Sergey on 27 August, please send the requested items above to:
I will send the CD to Kenneth at JSC NASA space center USA, and he will make every attempt to get it to Sergey
73's Cor PD0RKC
YES, I TALK AGAIN WITH SERGEY KRIKALEV ONBOARD INTERNACIONAL SPACE STATION. A LOT STATIONS OVER SOUTH AMERICA TALK WITH U5MIR.
WHEN I SAD: HAPPY BIRTHDATE SERGEY KRIKALEV
HE SAD: THANK YOU MAURICIO PY4MAB I TALK WITH YOU NOW.
I ASK ABOUT JHON PHILIPS, REPEATER MODE AND PACSAT 2. I TALK WITH U5MIR 2 TIMES. THIRD TIME ISS PASSED OFF OVER SOUTH AMERICA.
SERGEY IS A VERY SIMPLE PERSON AND SAD ALL ABOUT MY QUESTIONS. THANK'S SERGEY KRIKALEV AND ISS FANCLUB FOR HELP US WITH QUESTIONS AND OTHER'S.
MAURICIO BERALDO PY4MAB
GREAT GREAT GREAT
Between all the successful stories of people sending greetings to Sergei Krikalev the story of Maryam 9K2MD probably deserves special attention.
Maryam is a young girl from Kuwait City who got her Amateur Radio licence this year just to be able to talk to Sergei Krikalev.
I met her when I noticed that a good amount of the visitors coming to this website were being referred by her blog that talks about space.
She got immediately interested about the possibility of actually talking to the ISS and so she started studying to become an amateur radio operator.
I think the process was more complicated than what it would have been in the USA or here in Europe. For sure it took much more time, but at the end she did it.
Then she managed to find and buy a VHF radio and after many tries, with the help of her little sister who kept turning and elevating by hand a 5 elements yagi she finally succeeded.
Sergei was very active over South-America and I heard U5MIR talking with several stations from Argentina and Brazil.
I had a pass with 20 degrees of elevation and after a few calls Sergei replied with: "Claudio are you?" because probably he did not believe to listen my call from another part of the World :)
I think Sergei was very happy to hear so many stations sending congratulations and Feliz Cumple to him.
On the latest pass over Argentina at 20:41 UTC NO Packet and NO Voice heard.
Thanks again for the contacts.
Today many amateurs have send birthday greetings to astronaut Sergey Krikalev via hamradio!
I had a internet audio chat with my Friend PY5RX and I could hear Fabiano talking to Sergey.
You can listen the audio QSO via:
Good luck to all others in the world!
73's Cor PD0RKC
The residents of the International Space Station this week unloaded cargo delivered to them last month by Discovery's astronauts, prepared for the arrival of more supplies and repaired a key component of the outpost's environmental control system.
In the fifth month of their six-month mission, Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Flight Engineer and Science Officer John Phillips completed the unpacking of cargo bags transferred to the Station's Zarya module from the Shuttle Discovery three weeks ago. They planned to unload other bags stowed in the Unity and Zvezda modules in the days ahead. All of the unpacked items were entered into the Station's computerized inventory system.
The Expedition 11 crewmembers successfully conducted emergency response training Wednesday, simulating a quick depressurization of the Station's crew quarters. This week they continue to conduct experiments, maintain International Space Station systems and stow supplies recently delivered by Space Shuttle Discovery.
Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips are also wrapping up their post-spacewalk activities this week, stowing equipment, cleaning spacesuits and reconfiguring the Pirs docking compartment's airlock.
In addition to marking the fifth anniversary of this uninterrupted presence of men and women in space, the crewmembers also will bring the Station into the new year and welcome the resumption of Space Shuttle flights to their home in orbit.
The six-month-plus stay of Expedition 12 will focus on Station assembly preparations, maintenance and science in microgravity.
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.