ISS activities (SSTV website)
mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 24 14:16:28 CDT 2008
I've received a couple of requests for the websites I mentioned.
Firstly, check out the homepage of http://issfanclub.com/, and scroll down.
Alternatively, if you have broadband... go to...
Just give it time for al the thumbnails to download, and then click the appropriate thumbnail!
--- On Fri, 10/24/08, Iain McFadyen <mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Iain McFadyen <mcfadyenusa at yahoo.com>
> Subject: ISS activities
> To: tacos at amrad.org
> Cc: "John Buckland" <jhbhealthins at yahoo.com>
> Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 10:37 AM
> Don't know if any AMRAD members were listening in on the
> recent ISS SSTV activity?
> I've been leaving one side of my mobile rig tuned to
> 145.800 listening (but not decoding) the SSTV downlinks.
> Then, on Thursday, at 18:50 UTC, whilst driving from Morant
> Point to Kingston, I heard voice on 145.800!
> Managed to have a brief but nice conversation with Richard
> Garriott on the ISS. I was using the Club callsign, 6Y5RA
> (so much easier to say than "KI4HLV portable
> 6Y5"). Downlink signals were superb!
> I listened while Richard had abother quick QSO with an 8P6,
> and then announced "this is my last transmission from
> the ISS". He must then have hustled into the Soyuz and
> started the journey back to earth almost immediately,
> because he landed at 03:30UTC today.
> The SSTV downlink was a novelty to me, but there are
> several websites showing spectacular downlink pix in the
> last few weeks.
> Iain KI4HLV/6Y5 Kingston Jamaica.
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