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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Hi Tim,

Happy New Year to you for 4710 or 4711 and 2013.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Thought this might be of interest from yesterday's BBC News:

NASA > ISS Communications Failure: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21512322

Not had a chance to do much scanning myself the last few days.

All the best,

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Hi All,

There's a good chance of listening in to a school contact this coming Wednesday 17th April. It will be contact with a school in Canada but will be telebridged via northern Italy. It begins approx. 19.05 BST and will be quite a high pass for the UK so should be well worth a go. Don't know if I'll be able to catch this one but would be interested if any of you guys have any luck.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:26 pm 
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2013 Apr 17 Yupi 7100 standard antenna switched on 19.03 to 19.14 1/2 BST. 145.800

Ping 19.07
Faint voice 19.08 1/2 and 19.10 1/2 BST.

''The whole world'' is the only complete phrase I heard faint male voice, plus very faint other words.

So not much at all.

6/8 cloud.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Hi,
Just heard from the ISS for the first time for quite a while. Packet signal was very strong on this evenings 19.24 BST pass. Hopefully now that the passes are getting more favourable we may be getting some voice transmissions soon :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:25 am 
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Haven't managed to do much scanning lately, but did get a brief burst of packet signal late on a pass last Friday. Was showing the scanner to a friend so it was a nice surprise as I was about to turn the scanner off!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Hi Tim/all,
Just been listening in to this evenings 19.23 BST pass. Strong packet signal heard then a short voice transmission. Not very clear at all but doubt I would have been able to understand it as it was on the Russians freq... 143.625 NFM.
There will be a chance to catch a school transmission next week. A school in Croatia will be contacting the ISS on Wed. 26th June on the 18.31 BST pass. Worth listening out for.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:07 pm 
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. They were guests here but I I listened with Yupi 7100 from 1833 until 1838 BST this evening.
Unfortunately I didn't hear any voice only two pings.
It may be that I wasn't listening long enough or the time was a bit out.
On 145.800.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Hi David,
Pity you couldn't have listened a little longer you might have heard something. I heard the packet signal at around 18.31 BST (didn't expect that), it went on for about a minute or so then voice comms were heard in-between the packet signals (never known the ISS to transmit both packet (145.825) and voice (145.800) at the same time. Eventually the packet stopped and just heard voice comms. The ARISS site has not been updating for a long time now to give more details but it still gives upcomming passes on the 'tentative list ......' link on this page ...

http://ariss.rac.ca/upcoming.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Hello,

Missed the first couple of passes today, but caught the 15:15 and 16:51 BST passes and got a couple of strong sustained bursts of packet on both occasions. Unfortunately will have to miss the last pass of the day.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Hi,

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Gwalior Glory High School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India on 31 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:22 BST. Wont be a very high pass for me but should be worth a go.

The contact will be a telebridge transmission via Northern Italy. The students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1. How do astronauts breathe?
2. Is ISS like a house?
3. How do astronauts bathe?
4. Can you see cyclones or pollution there?
5. Do you see sunrise or sunset there?
6. Can you see a shooting star?
7. What does it feel like to be in outer space?
8. How long does your oxygen supply last during an eva?
9. Do you feel homesick?
10. How do you cope up with zero gravity?
11. What do you do when you get sick in space?
12. How do you go for a shave or a haircut?
13. What is the cuisine of food that you eat in space?
14. How doe it feel like to blast off in space?
15. What do you do for recreation?
16. Is the space Scary?
17. Have you kept a souvenir?
18. How many hours of training you have done at Zero gravity on earth before
getting in to the space?
19. It is _________ time in India what is the time there?
20. If you could bring only one luxury to space with you what would it be?
21. Can you see the solar and lunar eclipse there?
22. What sounds do you hear in your surroundings?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:11 pm 
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. Hi Dave,
Listened from 12 19 1/2 until 12 32 1/2 BST with Yupi 7100 and standard antenna on 145.800.

Unfortunately I heard nothing not a dickie bird although I imagined the interference sounded like possible voice at 12 28 1/4 BST.
didn't even hear any pings.

It was cloudless and a transparent.

Although, 1050 UT wind 360° 7 kn visibility 40 km Cloud few 4800 feet 17°C TDP 14°C 1026 Hector Pascal's

1150 UT wind 020° 9 kn visibility 45 km cloud base few 5000 feet 18°C TDP 4°C 1026 Hector pascals.

Outside in the street on a lovely day at about 1203 UT 2 converging aircraft contrails suddenly passed a very bright crescent moon.
It must've been so bright because of the very transparent sky.
Very approximate azimuth 255°.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Hi David,
Thanks for that info. Sorry you didn't manage to hear anything (work got in the way of any chance of me listening in) :(
There will be some more transmissions during the coming week, although none over the UK, but might be worth keeping the scanner running for the early afternoon passes on Wednesday (4th) and Saturday (7th). I wont be able to listen in on Wednesday but if I get a chance I'll have a go on Saturday (will be on holiday then so hoping for some clear skies in Norfolk, (close to Kelling Heath)), weather permitting as usual.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:05 pm 
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Happy New Year all. :)

One of my New Year's resolutions = to do more scanning this year!

Managed to catch two passes this morning 09:53 & 11:30 - nothing on the first pass, but very, very brief burst of packet on the second. Both passes quite short / low on the horizon.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:19 pm 
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. Happy New Year Tim,

It is good that you heard something.

At least a clear sky tonight.

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