June 27th, 2004
As reported by various sources, busy ISS voice activity have been copied over North America.
In occasion of the Field Day the station NA1ISS have been operated by Mike Finke permitting numerous contacts with US and Canadian ground stations.
No activity have been reported elsewhere yet.
Field day voice question
As our member Kenneth N5VHO remarks in his forum post packet radio have been switched on for the field day.
Phone operations are supposed to take place on Sunday, but a surprise could happen anytime.
ISS packet on for Field Day
Jut after 14 minutes 20 seconds astronaut Michael Fincke had to interrupt his EVA due to a loss of pression in his main oxigen bottle.
The anomaly was promptly detected by Russian Flight controllers who ordered both Fincke and Padalka to immediately reented the station.
Full story at space.com
COPY / PASTE : we better watch it
A spacewalk intended to replace a faulty circuit breaker on the exterior of the International Space Station was cut short when the primary oxygen bottle on Astronaut Mike Fincke's Russian space suit began losing pressure faster than expected.
The overall pressure in Fincke's suit remained stable at all times and he was not in danger. A backup oxygen tank available on his suit was not needed.