Archive - Dec 30, 2006
ISS Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria, KE5GTK (center), and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, RZ3FT (right), this week passed a milestone of sorts, logging their 100th day in space on December 26. The newest addition to the crew, Flight Engineer Suni Williams, KD5PLB (left), meanwhile has been familiarizing herself with the space station and adapting to life onboard.
What is happening with the radios on the ISS? I haven't been monitoring very often but it used to be that every time I did when there was a pass there would either be packet or, on rare occasions, someone calling CQ or QRZ. Of course, apart from when Bill McArthur was up there it was mostly packet. But at least that was something... Now what do we get? Silence.
Do they only use the radio for school contacts now?
Can anyone shed any li