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Post by Davej »

Hi,
Just a reminder to anyone listening in to the ISS. Todays 13.13UT pass (Tues 6th, very high for me but overhead for southern England) will be well worth listening out for. ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers will be making a school contact (Netherlands) from 13.11UT. Could be quite a long contact (hopefully).
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Post by David Frydman »

2012 Mar 06. 13.15 to 13.19 1/2 UT APPROX.

Heard strong voice communications in Dutch on 145.800 Yupi 7100 Watson W 889 telescopic.
There was quite a lot of background interference.
Only understood a little about distances, maybe 8, 80 or 800 kms above something.
Anyway I heard something.

Timings not very accurate as I did not check my watch against good time.

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Post by andyT »

hi all,heard voice comms at 13.13pm today,quite brief.a foreign language.
on 145.800 FM.
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Hi All,

I heard voice comms from 13.16 to 13.19UT.
Was expecting to hear it in English but at least we heard something :)

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Post by Tim Chamberlain »

Morning folks!

My first chance to do some scanning in ages and I picked up some voice coms on 143.625, around 09:34GMT today - sounded like Russian.

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Another very brief voice com on 143.625 at 11:06GMT, too crackly and faint to make out the language or anything that was said.
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12:44GMT very brief burst of packet signal, no voice comms.
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Post by Tim Chamberlain »

Nothing on today's (Sunday) 08:31GMT pass.

10:10GMT voice com (Russian) on 143.625
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Post by Davej »

Hi Tim,

There seems to be quite a bit of activity on that frequency lately.
Just heard voice comms (Russian) on this mornings pass (Sun 11th) at around 10.13UT (143.625)

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Morning all strong packet signals now on 145.825FM,quite long in duration.Strong signals here now at 11.30am Uk time.
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Post by Davej »

Hi,
Just a quick reminder to a couple of school contacts coming up.

Sunday 18th March Italian school contact 11.28 to 11.33UT pass (my location) 18deg alt. so worth a go.

Wed. 21st March Swiss school contact 08.37 to 08.43UT pass. 52deg. alt. Another one well worth a go.

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Post by David Webb »

Yes I have been a radio ham for many years, and I spoke to a lady on Mia called Helen Sharman when Mia was going over my house, it was great, I used an FT736 (still have it in my shack) and the power needed to talk to her being in the sky was just 10 watts.
Great fun if your a radio ham too.
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Post by David Frydman »

2012 Mar 18 11.31 approx. to 11.34 appprox. UT

Heard extremely faint Italian?
Then realised it was English.
''Ship to ship .. ?'
''Can hear you loud and clear''
Then a few other communications. Faint to moderate strength. Then at best moderate.
145.800

Yupi 7100 Watson W-889.

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Post by Davej »

Hi,

You heard more than me David, I heard nothing at all. Wasn't expecting too much though but the one on the 21st is at an higher alt so should be better.
David Webb wrote:Yes I have been a radio ham for many years, and I spoke to a lady on Mia called Helen Sharman when Mia was going over my house, it was great, I used an FT736 (still have it in my shack) and the power needed to talk to her being in the sky was just 10 watts.
Great fun if your a radio ham too.
I don't have the equipment (or licence) for transmitting, I'm just a 'listener' David :)
Why not have a go contacting the ISS yourself, the uplink freq. is 145.200.

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Post by Davej »

Hi,

Heard voice comms (English) this mornng (Wed 21st) from 08.38 to 08.44UT.
Andres Kuipers (ESA astronaut) was very clear. Will keep the scanner running throughout the day as there is sometimes more activity after a school contact.

All the best
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