February 4th, 2005
The ISS was still in packet for the first minute of the pass as you'll hear, but Leroy came through great in the end. All 20 questions answered, and we got the applause in at the end.
A small fade 3' 20" in, corrected by switching polarisation within a second or so, so we missed a couple of words of Leroy's answer. Other than this the S meter end-stopped the entire QSO
The Kenwood radio on ISS was changed over to 145.825 shortly after a successful contact over England at 1254 UTC. PCSAT and ISS will have several extended periods when the satellites will be in view of each other. One such pass beginning about 2206 UTC today (Feb. 2) looks to be promising for joint operations over N. America.
PLEASE, no unattended operations due to PCSAT's power budget.
The ISS should remain on 145.825 until Feb 10.
Kenneth - N5VHO