Archive - Mar 18, 2012
W5LFL and W5KWQ - Man On A Mission - the movie
We travel back in time to 1983. That's when then NASA astronaut and ham operator Owen Garriott, W5LFL, made the first manned amateur radio transmission from space. His pioneering effort from flight STS-9 paved the way for today's International Space Station ARISS program.
Several decades later, Owen's son Richard, W5KWQ, would fly to the ISS and use the same method to talk to his dad and many others here on planet Earth.
18-03-2012 11.31 utc OR4ISS school contact: IQ6LN Istituto Tecnologico Statale Trasporti e Logistica Leone Acciaiuoli, Ortona, Italy
freq 145.800, ant vertical, radio kenwood tw-4000
I had qrm and also the orbit wasn't good for me because of a mountain that shield me at the end of the passage.
Here I report the mail of Gaston Bertels, ON4WF ARISS Chairman whith the student's questions
ARISS contact planned with school in Ortona, Italy.
An International Space Station school contact has been planned Sunday 18 March 2012 at approximately 11.31 UTC with students at Istituto Tecnologico Statale Trasporti e Logistica "Leone Acciaiuoli", Ortona, Italy. 11.31 UTC = 12.31 CEWT.
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18-03-2012 11.31 utc OR4ISS school contact: Istituto Tecnologico Statale Trasporti e Logistica Leone Acciaiuoli, Ortona, Italy