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09.51 1/2 UT pings and faint voice but could not understand.
09.53 1/2 UT stronger talked about measurements.
Then 'I am engineer, scientist and Commander etc.'
We change instruments for scientists on the ground.
I am doing experiments on bone loss and am on a new first time used excercise and medical experiments which will have uses for people on the ground who are sick.
Carried on till 09.55 1/2 UT quite strong and clear, then faint till about 09.56 1/2 UT.
South facing room Yupi, Watson.

Not as long as two recent earlier comms. but still good.
Totally cloudy.

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Hi David/All,
Yes it was a bit disappointing after the recent comms but at least we are getting something. Picked first signal up at 09.53 UT but only lasted about three minutes. Will leave the scanner running as you never know what you might get after a school contact.
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Hello All,

Some very brief packet signals on today's 08:52; 10:28; 12:04 passes, just turned on for the last part of the 13:43 pass but didn't hear anything.

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Hi All,
Doesn't look like we will be getting many voice comms in the near future now that the ISS passes are getting earlier. Also Mike Fossum who has been doing most of the school contacts will be leaving the ISS in a few days now that the next crew has arrived (and the Japanese astronaut who also did a few school contacts is also leaving as it is a complete change of crew). There seemed to be more activty when there was a six man crew on board which I suppose is understandable).
Two packet signals today and three ARRISat-1 messages which is still operating but not as clearly now.
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Hi,
Just heard a quite long and clear voice comm (Russian) on the 09.32 UT pass (Sat). 143.625 NFM. Suprised by the length of the almost continuous transmission (around three mins) and clarity. Wish I knew what he was saying :)
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Davej wrote:Hi,
Just heard a quite long and clear voice comm (Russian) on the 09.32 UT pass (Sat). 143.625 NFM. Suprised by the length of the almost continuous transmission (around three mins) and clarity. Wish I knew what he was saying :)
All the best
Dave
Well done on that Dave,i have had nowt here comm's wise lately at all.
Hoping we'll get something,mind you i've been looking at trying to log satellite passes visually,not sure how i'd go about it yet though.And the weather has to play ball.
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Hi Andy,
Yes it looks like the voice comms have finished for a while now although the packet signal is still very active.
Still a few days of visual morning passes left though before we get back to evening passes next month. :)
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Hi,
Looks like there will be one more chance to catch an ISS transmission this year.
US. atronaut Dan Burbank will be making contact with students in Gdansk, Poland on Sat. 31st Dec. It will be at around 14.04 UT. The pass for us will be from 14.02 to 14.06 UT or thereabouts. Should be well worth a try I think :) .

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thanks for the 'heads up ' Dave,worth a go mate.
will post if i catch anything.
Have a good xmas mate,and the other guys too.
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Hi Andy,

Thanks and best wishes to you too :)
Not much happening in the way of voice transmissions lately but the packet signals have been pretty consistent.
The Soyuz craft which launched yesterday (Wed) to the ISS has been transmitting (Russian) voice comms on the 121.750 FM freq. Brief and not very clear comms on this evenings 18.04 UT pass (only CalSky giving predictions). I think that might be the last one now before docking Fri. afternoon but will keep an ear open :)
Might be better chance of more activity now that it will be a six man crew again.
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Hi,
As I type this I can hear the packet signal from the ISS on the 20.56 UT pass (heard all four this evening but clouded out for the three that were visible).
I didn't think ARISSat-1 would still be transmitting considering it's early problems but also heard two good transmissions yet again this evening.

I'll use this 1000th post to wish all the ISS listeners and everyone here on the SPA forum and the moderators a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a great New Year :)

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Hi,
Just a reminder that the ISS will be speaking to Polish students tomorrow (Sat. 14.04 UT).
The pass on Monday 2nd Jan (12.10 to 12.14 UT) will only be 16 deg. alt max. but we might pick up a school contact (Poland) which starts at around 12.05 UT. You never know we may catch the latter part of it.
Plenty of strong packet signals but no voice comms for a while. Just heard the signal (15.05 UT) from ARISSat-1 sat. (145.950FM)
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Hello Dave,

Will try to listen out for this today. :)

ARISSat-1 still eludes me though, does it precede or follow the ISS and what's the time difference between the two roughly?

Cheers,

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ARISSat-1 is coming down fast, and it is competing with Phobos-Grunt
to see which re-enters first, in mid-January.
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Times running out then ... :shock:

I just got the pass times for today off HA. There's quite a gap between it and the ISS.
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