Recored Radio Contacts with the ISS
Recording by Bob, NH6XO of the QSO between #6 space tourist Richard Garriott, W5KWQ and the Hawaii Boy Scouts Troop 49 JOTA operation WH6DIN, Oct 19 2008 6:15-6:24 am local time, 16:15-16:24 UTC. Chris, Kapena, Ryan at the mike. Later on in the pass, Trenton WH7RB makes a contact. Includes QSOs by NH6XO, NH6YK, N6?, NH7BH. Total time 8:10.
Used an old cassette recorder's internal mike to record both speakers (uplink and downlink), my noises, and the dual band rig's female computer voice as ISS made contacts over Hawaii sunday morning. NH6XO
Contact with ISS from windward Oahu. Both uplink and downlink from a dual band/dual speakered mobile rig were recorded using the mic input on a doggy old cassette recorder. Contacts right after NH6XO are with the JOTA group on Sand Island, Oahu. Female computer voice is the rig voice.
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.