Archive - Oct 15, 2008 - Recorded Contacts
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.