Recored Radio Contacts with the ISS
W5KWQ/Richard on voice over Johannesburg at 16:40utc, 18 Oct 2008.
He switched from normal freq to another 'channel' for a phone patch via ZS6BTD (Gerald) to discuss issues he has been
having with the SSTV unit, batteries and Radio interface/interworking.
We had a severe weather at the time - lightning, wind, rain etc. Hear the crackles and pops!
It appears Richard had some trouble hearding the phone patch audio properly.
Maybe phone line issues due to the storm ?
Looks like he may need to swop the radio for the spare - currently he needs to use some velcro to secure the
mic interface between the sstv unit and the rig.
A small portion of the record that it maintained contact with Garriot. On October 17, 2008 to 09:20 UTC.
I'm sorry but unfortunately was not possible to record the entire QSO.
I hope you enjoy it.
ISS contact over the german speaking part of Belgium
with Budbrooke Primary School, Warwick, England
Budbrooke Primary School, Warwick, England?
Had some good luck this evening.
I called ISS just as Richard was around the radio and he came back to me!
Had a nice short qso and then he worked several other South African stations.
The signal did not appear as super strong (i.e. 59++) as always from ISS - explained by the fact that I somehow had been switched to the vertical instead of the yagis!
I also called him and he returned my call on the next pass at 20:11 utc. But I only had a 0.2 degree elevation on that pass, so his signal was weak even on the beam. (I made sure this time!)
Thanks to Richard for coming on air over 'these parts'.
On this MP3 file and on my web page (for the complete audio pass)at www.qsl.net/ve2dwe you
will hear the October 15 1759utc ISS pass where Richard
Garriott is having a QSO with VE1AMA who also contacted his father W5LFL Owen
Garriot couple of years ago. I was able to get Richard just at
the end of the pass.
Pass over FN04fc (Toronto Area) . Max pass elevation was 19 deg. Good audio copy with HB 6EL, 2m Yagi and Kenwood TS-700a.
Audio was captured using the 'old "mic pointed at the speaker" trick! Uplink audio hiss time was removed
using sound editing program. Original WAV file was compressed to radio quality MP3.
This is my first ever voice reception of the ISS. TNX fer ur hard wrk es
bringing HAM to the ISS Richard! SWL/QSL cards?
Hpe to hv a 2-way contact with u next!
va3vfo at rac dot ca