Archive - Dec 12, 2005 - Story

Canadian School Contact Successful


Students from the Ralph McCall School in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada experienced a successful contact with the ISS on Friday, December 2. Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, answered 18 questions posed to him by eighteen students. The audience was comprised of 920 students from Ralph McCall, and 140 from the Chestermere School.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2005 – 12 – 12 11:52

Space Station voice tips to operate the crew!

ISS Amateur Radio

Hello All,

We have seen that Bill McAthur (ISS crew) made many voice contacts all over the world (he loves hamradio!).
Did you know that PY4MAB worked (in 3 years) 7 astronauts (aboard ISS) with a simple vertical (GP) antenna?

pd0rkc – Mon, 2005 – 12 – 12 11:51

Astronaut Training Status


Congratulations to astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria, who on Wednesday, November 30, passed his amateur radio license exam.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2005 – 12 – 12 11:48

Russian Space Agency Explains December Spacewalk Delay

ISS News

Russian space agency officials on Thursday, December 1, officially postponed the scheduled December 8 spacewalk by the Russian-American crew of the International Space Station. The December 8 spacewalk was originally scheduled to release SuitSat.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2005 – 12 – 12 11:47

ISS Active on Casual Contacts

ISS Amateur Radio

International Space Station Commander, Astronaut Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, has been very active on the NA1SS amateur radio station aboard the ISS over the past several days. Since November 23, NA1SS has made over 50 contacts during brief operating opportunities. This past week, reports from Turkey, South Africa, South America and North America indicated NA1SS was calling CQ and making contacts.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2005 – 12 – 12 11:46

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