QSO until 2018

Happy Birthday from Space. You won’t believe this

This is one of the most unbelievable ISS contacts ever: the entire ISS Crew sings Happy Birthday to Fabiano Moser (CT7ABD / PY5RX).

Recording by Francisco CT1EAT.

iz6byy – Thu, 2010 – 08 – 26 11:20

Comments:

Happy birthday delayed

Hi Fabiano,

happy birthday delayed, nice tribute from space!

73, Carlos Paoli – PY2FFZ

Submitted by PY2FFZ on Fri, 2010-09-03 15:24.

Today I received a nice photo

Today I received a nice photo from Matthias Bopp DD1US from Germany who meet Cel Doug Wheelock last week.

“Today I had the pleasure to meet Dough Wheelock NA1SS in person.
I was able to attend a small gathering of 20 people (friends and family)
in the Technik Museum in Speyer. It was really fun and we also talked about the many contacts he had with you and the birthday song.
He asked me to say hello to you !

Matthias,”

For this I want to thank Matthias and share with IFC friends the photos:

https://picasaweb.google.com/fabianomoser/ISS#5619282999254209010

https://picasaweb.google.com/fabianomoser/ISS#5619282533141569810

73
Fabiano Moser.

Submitted by CT7ABD on Fri, 2011-06-17 17:12.

ARISSat-1 FM Message

I heard ARISSat-1 FM massege over JAPAN (2011-02-10 UTC19:56)
Strong signal.                                                                                                                                                 Tetsurou Satou – Thu, 2011 – 02 – 10 16:48

Comments:

ARISSat-1 heard in Kansas

Received a short and weak voice ID and some broken voice telemetry values in Madison KS, Grid Square EM18wd, on Friday, Aug. 5, approx 06:35Z. Using a Yaesu FT-7800 and a Arrow J-Pole only 10 ft up. Hope to receive better reception on future close passes in the next few days. Also am trying for SSTV picture!!

Les KCØPTO

Submitted by kc0pto on Fri, 2011-08-05 03:40.

Saturday morning, at 13:38Z, I managed to receive a fairly decent SSTV picture from ARTSSat-1 with my meager setup. My technique is to hook up the transceiver to MMSSTV, set the levels to what I think might be optimum, and go top bed and leave the xcvr and computer running. I received this while I was still asleep! Here is the pix:

https://picasaweb.google.com/denalidude/ARISSAT1SSTV

Les KC0PTO                                                                                                                                                 Submitted by kc0pto on Sun, 2011-08-07 00:20.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 04 November 2010 at 1953 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 07 November 2010 at 1936 UTC. Stations worked include the following: ? in San Antonio, KE5AGH, KD5KZY, KE5RTI, N5DUX, Bob in Arkansas, AJ5C, AK4BD, WD5?, ?DID in Orlando, Florida, K5JAW, W3SJT, ?4ZNG, KI4ZND, K8YSE, ?R3KXR, N4HN, K0BL, KC3MN and N3KRX.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 04 November 2010 at 1953 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. and Canadian stations on 04 November 2010 at 1953 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KE5AGH, WD4HAM, W3VD, ?TXP, ?LN in Wisconsin, N4JJS, KB6GCS and VE9HLD.

Col. Wheelock discusses the origin of his “Wheels” nickname and photography aboard the station

Comments:

tnx

AL0I, tnx for uploading the recording
73 de wd4ham…jm

Submitted by wd4ham on Fri, 2010-11-05 12:32.

Fyodor Yurchikhin

Glad you enjoyed it.

Col. Wheelock mentioned the photography of his crewmate Fyodor Yurchikhin in the recording. Yurchikhin had an exhibition of his space photography at the Moscow Palace of Culture in April 2010. Photos that he took during his space flights in 2002 and 2007 were on display. A Russian description of the exhibition can be seen here:

http://gorposmos.ru/news/vo_dvorce_kultury_moskovskij_otkrylas_unikalnaj…

The Russian Federal Space Agency has some photo galleries of Yurchikhin’s space photography called “Our Home: The Earth” here (the pages are in Russian, but you can still enjoy the photos):

http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=224 (Expedition 15)
http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=225 (Expedition 24/25)

One thing I noticed is that if you click the “English” link at the top of the page, then the above links don’t work (English versions of the pages apparently don’t exist), so if you do that, click the “Russian” link and then you should be able to go to the two links above.

Submitted by AL0I on Fri, 2010-11-05 17:41.

NA1SS QSO (Col Wheelock) – 14 September 2010 (audio & video)

KF7ETX ISS QSO 14SEP10 2010 UTC GRID CN85om

Well this was the “holy grail” of QSOs or contacts for the new rookie or the established “Elmer” HAM radio operator. Luck was in the air as I made contact with Col Doug Wheelock aboard the International Space Station operating the onboard HAM radio station NA1SS. I felt privileged as he spent a bit of time chatting with me. This was for sure a thrill of a life time!

Radio: Yaesu FT-857
Antenna: Diamond Dual Band on painter pole at 12′

73 – KF7ETX / David

Comments:

videos

Hi david,
Seen all your videos.Thanks for uploading, they are great.I am not to active on the bands much these days because of work but you have inspired me to take a look in the skys,at my QTH which is Ambleside, Cumbria in the English Lake District….I think iss passes here have been early morning here the last couple days…. KEEP UP THE GREAT VIDS. 73`S

Frank

Submitted by G0PLV on Tue, 2011-09-27 13:37.

You saved my boring nightshift!

Congratulations!

To be HAM for just six months and than this kind of success . . .
Fantastic!

Do you know what time the scheduler is using? I think UTC but I’m not sure. Hope to hear you on DX

73
[hri$
DL1XXL
Stuttgart / SW-Germany

Submitted by DL1XXL on Thu, 2010-09-30 22:20.

Your the MAN

Hey David ,
saw your video and thought ok if you can do it Im going to try… first pass all was quiet and I called the iss and gave my call sign and clear as day Col. wheelock called back. Thanks for the subliminal push/chalange and showing us how it is done ….
yeasu ft 1900 with home made j pole at 14 feet.
only had my licence since the 15th and look at me now
K F 7 L W I
Daryl Hahm
Ford/Spokane Wa
dlhahm@yahoo.com

Submitted by KF7LWI on Sun, 2010-09-19 19:37.

Congratulations!

It is such a thrill when he calls back your call sign and says “Welcome Aboard the International Space Station!”

73 – KF7ETX / David

Submitted by KF7ETX on Mon, 2010-09-20 09:09.

really nice work,wat’s the

really nice work,wat’s the site where you can watch the astronauts timeline ?

73’s
ON3ATI/Axel

Belgium

Submitted by ON3ATI on Sat, 2010-09-18 07:00.

Crew timelines

They publish them here but usually just a day before.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html

Kenneth – N5VHO

Submitted by N5VHO on Sat, 2010-09-18 09:12.

nice

nice video and congratulations

de 9W2KEY / 73’s

Submitted by 9w2key on Sat, 2010-09-18 02:13.

ISS contact and video

David,

That was the most impressive video I have ever seen. The music, graphics and artistic work put into that video was very professional. Do you do this can of work for a living. Totally awsome!!!!!!!!!

73 de K6LPB

Submitted by K6LPB on Fri, 2010-09-17 21:24.

Thanks!

I make videos as a hobby . . . I’m finding that it dovetails nicely with my newest hobby, HAM radio!

Thank you.

73 – KF7ETX / David
YouTube – USNERDOC

Submitted by KF7ETX on Sat, 2010-09-18 01:44.

Good Job!

You are lucky to live near the coast because you have a bit of a “First Chance” advantage. Great job on the video. Thanks for posting.
73’s
KM9U

Submitted by arskm9u@gmail.com on Fri, 2010-09-17 21:14.

“First Chance”

Thanks! I am just realizing the ‘first chance” advantage of the west coast QTH.

73 – KF7ETX / David

Submitted by KF7ETX on Sat, 2010-09-18 01:47.

ISS Contact

David,

A real nice job on both the contact and your video of it. My hairs were standing on end as I watched it and I am impressed with your ability to not loose your voice. I too haven’t been licensed all too long, and I am looking forward to making my first contact (some day).

I still get quite a thrill hearing the packet signal on passes.

Sincerely,

Rod Villari
KJ4IAM
Covington, KY

Submitted by rtv1130 on Fri, 2010-09-17 18:09.

First Contacts

Rod –

I know what you mean . . . I still get that hair standing on end feeling just thinking about how cool it is to talk with Doug and the ISS crew. I think it is one of those things in amateur radio that transcends the novice to the seasoned “Elmer” . . . but if you are new to the hobby it sure does set the hook!

73 – KF7ETX / David

Submitted by KF7ETX on Sat, 2010-09-18 01:51.

Impressive work

Congratulations

Alain WW3WW

Submitted by alain on Wed, 2010-09-15 20:08.

Not Sure If Posting Correct

Alain –

Please let me know if I am posting content correctly.

I just posted another interesting QSO with Col Wheelock. I didn’t see it come up on the website. Perhaps there is a delay, or I am not posting correctly.

Thanks for such a great site!

73 de KF7ETX / David
Portland, Oregon

Submitted by KF7ETX on Sun, 2010-09-26 23:01.

NA1SS Col. Doug Wheelock 11/21/2010 2226 UTC

Contacts start at 11:45 N6RSX, KD0EXV, N0KGM, N0WAR, W0PD, W5SSV (KB5NBJ)

Comments:

wrong call in picture

not sure who to get this to i could not find a link on here to contact any one.
my call in the picture that comes after w5ssv should be kb5nbj not kb6nbj id any one knows whom i can contact to change it please let me know de kb5nbj batmo@aol.com

Submitted by kb5nbj on Wed, 2011-10-26 21:09.

i am n0war aaron in loveland, colorado

i contacted doug on the iss 16 times on voice from nov. 2nd till the 24th.
it was AWESOME!
for half of the contacts i used my kenwood tm-d710 with 50 watts on an arrow jpole and on the other half of the contacts i used a borrowed radio from k1tj. that borrowed radio was a motorola mara trac 150 watt radio from a fire truck!

Submitted by n0war on Mon, 2010-11-29 20:03.

i was working the club call w5ssv

it was nice to talk to doug. i was using the club call and invited him to dinner. i hope he collects. it will be nice to have him come to our club. thanks doug.
kb5nbj/w5ssv

Submitted by kb5nbj on Sun, 2010-11-28 20:29.

Recorded contact with CO7WT, 90 degrees pass over FL11AJ

Unexpected contact with Mike on board ISS, just waiting for Packet on 145.825 and 1 minute of silence make me change to voice channel…

Wow, Mike calling on voice on 145.800, 2 shoots on 144.490, and 2 on simplex and get my answer; he was listening at 144.490…

Short QSO, apparently he shut off the radio or changed to packet just about crossing my cenit in this pass of 89.9 degrees, a perfect pass.

Edited audio to reflect only voice moments, sorry I’ve not time to setup for record my own audio.

73

CO7WT – Tue, 2011 – 11 – 15 10:59

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 04 November 2010 at 2129 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 04 November 2010 at 2129 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KE5RTI, WA4NRM, ?LHD, ?F5KXV, ?CBV, ?ZZG in Cedar Rapids, ? in Wisconsin, N0YOX, KC9QOO, ? in Virginia, KC9KNZ in Toronto, Wisconsin and K4CF.                                          AL0I – Thu, 2010 – 11 – 04 18:06

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. and Canadian Stations on 16 September 2010 at 2247 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S and Canadian stations on 16 September 2010 at 2247 UTC. Stations worked include the following: Eddie in ?, W7JSC, K4YYL, KC9LNZ, KI4WN?, KC9ECG, VA3DRM, KI4WRM, N1AGE, W3BJ, VJ in W. NY, KW4B and N3VQH.

Col. Wheelock and the ISS crew are “smoking at the speed of heat,” and the good Col. passes traffic between Tennessee and Ontario stations.
AL0I – Thu, 2010 – 09 – 16 19:33

ISS Contact from Mt. Hebo Oregon, former Air Force Radar site

n7hqr – Sun, 2010 – 11 – 21 15:27

Equipment and Location

This is the former Air Force Radar Site on Mt. Hebo, on the Oregon Coast. Our repeater group (www.ocrg.org) has our equipment in this building, which is the former telephone company building from the 1960’s when the base was active. We’re inside the fenced perimiter, 3010′ elevation in the coast range, about 8″ of snow on the ground, we were working on some remote cameras and some minor repairs on ham repeaters while waiting for the pass. Equipment is a Gel Cell battery pack in the ammo box, Icom 706 radio, Panasonic Toughbook in the snow running the tracking software and an arrow handheld antenna with a ‘home brew rotator’. We found some increase in signal when changing polarization, but the signal was quite readable no matter where we pointed the yagi, i was hoping for a slight amount of gain on the transimt path. Thanks to Matt KD7VUG for steering the antenna, and Dan KK7DS for the video coverage.

Submitted by n7hqr on Sun, 2010-11-21 19:13.

Comments:

Hardcore Hams

Now this is dedication!! I all of a sudden feel kind of “wimpy” about my contacts. Congratulations guys.

73.

Submitted by KD5KZY on Sun, 2010-11-21 21:19.

Nice QSO!

Looks like winter is here!
Congratulations on a nice QSO. Thanks for sharing!
73 – KF7ETX
David

Submitted by KF7ETX on Sun, 2010-11-21 17:18.

i uploaded this pass, so you

i uploaded this pass, so you can hear yourself in another recording, 73

Submitted by na7q on Sun, 2010-11-21 17:10.

NA1SS Col. Doug Wheelock calling with U.S., Mexican and Cuban Stations October, 13th, 2010 at 1432z

Stations heard called by Col Wheelock: ?AW (Atlanta, GA) KB5AAM, N4K?,N4B? (Florida), W4VOK, XE3N, ?AAM, CO7EW, CM7WV, 4B3N, CM7WS. Nice passed with high doppler effect. Glad to hear NA1SS!!!

XE3N – Wed, 2010 – 10 – 13 18:21

1402 -1408 10-09-2010

contact and shout out made as well as call sign repeted By Col.Wheelock
AB7NK, COTTAGE GROVE OR, VE6NPN,N7GJH,K5TN,oklahoma Christian University, ?TQM,KB7KJB,KC9LCC,KF5GXV. Kinda long but clear and plz excuse the backround talking on a couple of spots, my wife was asking questions. Daryl KF7LWI

KF7LWI – Sat, 2010 – 10 – 09 18:08

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working Mexican and U.S. Stations on 02 September 2010 at 2245 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works a number of Mexican and U.S. stations on 02 September 2010 at 2245 UTC. Stations worked include the following: XE1YFJ, 15Z, W1DY, W5OKL, KM9U.                             AL0I – Thu, 2010 – 09 – 02 19:24

My 3rd ISS contact

This was my 3rd contact with Col. Doug Wheelock but it was the first time that I managed to get it recorded. The first time was cool because there wasn’t many people trying to contact him and we actually got to exhange a few words in a QSO…the sad part is that I didn’t have a voice recorder. The next time, he wasn’t able to copy my full call sign.
I just got back into Ham radio after a 28 yr absence and it was quite a thrill for me to find out that I could work ISS and several satellites with just an HT!
I really appreciate the time that Col. Wheelock devotes to amateur radio!

Chuck, KM9U

Submitted by arskm9u@gmail.com on Sun, 2010-09-05 04:35.

That’s my XYL!

The “young one mobile”, “15Z” that Col. Wheelock was trying to call is my XYL KU5Z. She was trying to make a QSO a few minutes after I did. Too bad she didn’t make it; huge pile-up, as always.

Submitted by K5WW on Fri, 2010-09-03 00:25.

XE1YFJ RECORDING

Submitted by XE1R on Fri, 2010-09-03 12:25.

Thanks!!

Thanks!!

Submitted by K5WW on Fri, 2010-09-03 14:18.

QSO on YOYUTUBE

Hi again:

The QSO is on youtube too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e7CIe6u4zo

73

XE1R

Submitted by XE1R on Fri, 2010-09-03 15:27.

Would you mind if I upload

Would you mind if I upload your recording to my blog?

Erik

Submitted by K5WW on Sat, 2010-09-04 01:40.

OK

Hi Erik, please fell free to upload all the records and video.

Pass you another interesnting.

I was upload to ISSFAN CLUB page but do not appear.

Here is new links of my recent QSO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK_BqLsXquQ

http://www.jsolana.com.mx/xe1r/docs/audio/iss-xe1r-xe1rcs-3-sept-2010-21…

Pass my e. mail: xe1r@jsolana.com.mx

XE1R

Submitted by XE1R on Mon, 2010-09-06 10:10.

NA1SS over Europe – August 25

Recording of Colonel Douglas Wheelock on his pass over EU on 25 august 2010.
Mikhail Kornienko comes on the mic. Callsigns: Fabiano (CT7ABD), PD0RKC, IK0XIH, OK1DNT, OE1SOW

ON3URT – Wed, 2010 – 08 – 25 17:35

ISS school contact from the Bühl-Realschule in Dornstadt, Germany

Having some severe trouble regarding the weather during the beginning of the contact let us think the contact may fail. Heavy ice fog was present and it was snowing, so an additional, unwanted attenuation of the downlink signal lead to unreadable downlink signals. Other hams reported that Cady Coleman already answered our calls several times before we could hear her talk. In the end we were very lucky to get all of our 20 questions through. 🙂

73s de DB6BD                                                                                                                                                    DB6BD – Sun, 2011 – 02 – 06 19:24

Iss Contact Nov 19, 2010 – N0KGM contact with the ISS

My Ham Radio contact with the Intl. Space Station on 19NOV10 @ 4:25pm MT from Robb Kunz on Vimeo. Confirmed Col. Wheelock’s return date to Earth on Thanksgiving Day.                                                  N0KGM – Sat, 2010 – 11 – 20 12:55

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 06 November 2010 at 2045 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 06 November 2010 at 2045 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KD5YPC, ? in Ft. Collins, Colorado, KF4DUS , KC9OOF, KC9QOO and Doug in Upper Michigan (Mobile).                                                                                                                              AL0I – Sun, 2010 – 11 – 07 16:32

AL0I – Sun, 2010 – 11 – 07 16:32

IR0ISS 2nd passage School Contact Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza (IZ7EVR) in Bari, Italy Saturday, 8 January 2011 at 13:55 UTC.

freq. 145.800, ant. vertical Secondo passaggio della ISS sull’Italia http://issfanclub.eu [i]This is the second passage of the ISS over Italy http://issfanclub.eu[/i] La ISS è passata sul nord Italia, un po più su del mio qth (Avigliana, TO). [i]ISS passed a little bit at North of my qth (North-West Italy)[/i] Questo passaggio è peggiore perchè le Alpi schermano da nord ovest a nord est [i]This passage is worse than the one before because of Alps mountains that shield me from north west to north est[/i] Il QSO è in italiano con Paolo Nespoli che risponde alla seconda parte delle domande degli studenti (che ovviamente non ricevevo) [i]QSO is in italian with Paolo Nespoli who answers to the second part of the students’ questions (that obviously I didn’t receive)[/i] 73 Giorgio IZ1RFD
iz1rfd – Sat, 2011 – 01 – 08 14:38

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. Stations on 03 September 2010 at 2137 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 03 September 2010 at 2137 UTC. Stations worked include the following: K5DGY, N5DGK, W5KUB, KL7IBV, JF Handheld, KA5RFS, N8MHC, N5VKO, KD5YUQ, KJ4FAW, KB2M, N8XAT, CK3MN (in NE PA), KB1BVH, N2SW, NJJ (West Mass.), N3EVW, KE3LB, KB1HW and others.

Col. Wheelock was looking (unsuccessfully) for a Binghamton, NY station.                                                  AL0I – Fri, 2010 – 09 – 03 18:21

Comments:

QSO

I received a QSL card today from NA1SS. I just sent it off a week and a half ago, didn’t plan on getting one back so soon.                                                                                                                                            Submitted by KD5YUQ on Fri, 2010-09-24 14:24.

I wish he got my call

I wish he got my call correct. Oh well, next time.                                                                                  Submitted by kb1pvh on Wed, 2010-09-08 11:58.

Did you ever make another

Did you ever make another contact with him?

Susan
KB1UEP                                                                                                                                                    Submitted by Starzz on Wed, 2010-09-15 21:46.

My friend (N5VKO) called and

My friend (N5VKO) called and said we were on the net, I didn’t know what he was talking about. He told me about this club so I checked it out, I love it. Thank you for posting the Audio File.

73’s KD5YUQ                                                                                                                                          Submitted by KD5YUQ on Tue, 2010-09-07 21:51.

thanks

thanks for posting the recording 73 ke3lb                                                                                                  Submitted by ke3lb on Sat, 2010-09-04 19:16.

NY

As he was looking for a NY station, there I was with my ELK antenna up in the sky right in the middle of New York City but couldn’t make it. That was bad…                                                                                Submitted by alain on Sat, 2010-09-04 12:47.

Capt. Sunita Williams (NA1SS) – Lafayette Middle School, Lafayette , GA, 1504 UTC on 21 September 2012

Capt. Sunita Williams (NA1SS) speaks to students at Lafayette Middle School, Lafayette , GA, USA at 1504 UTC on 21 September 2012 via telebridge station W4LMS. She answered the following questions:

1. What time zone do you use on the ISS?
2. What fuels the Space Station?
3. Does everyone there have a specific job?
4. Describe a normal day on the ISS.
5. How do you perform daily tasks like cooking, eating , and laundry on the Space Station?
6. Other than gravity, what are the differences between life in Space and life on Earth?
7. What landmarks on Earth can you see from space?
8. Between launch and re-entry which one scares you the most and why?
9. How has being in space changed your perspective of Earth and life on Earth?
10. What is the weirdest thing you have seen or experienced while in space?
11. What made you want to be an astronaut?
12. How do you exercise in space?
13. Not counting your training, how long does it take you to get to the International Space Station?
14. What is the interior temperature on board the International Space Station?
15. How do you deal with coughing and sneezing in space?                                                                         AL0I – Fri, 2012 – 09 – 21 11:45

Comments:

excelent contact ! link my station RX

PUDE GRABAR LA PASADA DESDE MI ESTACION !!!
http://youtu.be/JszlJMk2JMk

le puse algunas imagenes ilustrativas.
73´s de LW8EXS                                                                                                                                       Submitted by lw8exs on Sat, 2012-09-29 18:57.

09. January 2012 at 10:14 UTC – Q & A – ARISS Contact between Descartes High School in France with OR4ISS – Dan Burbank

Hi everybody,
i’m a F6KRK team member.

Please find here the full contact with questions and answers from Dan Burbank.

Signal 9+ from ISS during contact time.
At the end it’s Léopod Eyharts STS-122 (in the school with us) who talk to it’s friend.
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/eyharts.html

Make a contact with ISS and listen the first “noise” with the voice of Dan Burbank is an amazing moment !!!!

Good listening.

73’s
Laurent F4GEV                                                                                                                                                F4GEV – Tue, 2012 – 01 – 24 05:57

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 13 November 2010 at 2352 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 13 November 2010 at 2352 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KC0YLK, ? in Colorado, N3? in Michigan, KC9J?, KC9NRB, K8AJ, ?SY in Tennessee, KW4B, KE5AGH, ? in Savannah, GA and KB4RLZ.                                                                  AL0I – Sat, 2010 – 11 – 13 20:30

Comments:

Slight correction

The first call was KC0YLK (me!!) Thanks for posting.                                                                        Submitted by KC0YLK on Tue, 2010-11-23 23:51.

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) Aboard The International Space Station (ISS) Stations worked include the following —– KD0HKR – (?5ATV) – KB9KUF IL.- (???XC) – (N2JFD LI.NY.) – W3MTP – (???YR) – (KC3MN NEPA).- VE2FU – (N2SW UPSTATE NY.)- N1AGE – VE2GHO – (??1???) 09-19-10 17:54 UTC. ……… de KC3MN….                                                                                                                                     kc3mn – Sun, 2010 – 09 – 19 22:53

Luitpold-Gymnasium Munich, DN2MQT, March 17, 2011, School contact with Paolo Nespoli, OR4ISS

ARISS School Contact with callsign DN2MQT
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJcY80un-M0

Radio coordinator and technical support: Michael Lowack, DK1KC
Amateur radio organization: DARC
Coordinating teacher: Joachim Hoffmueller
ARISS mentor: Peter Kofler, IN3GHZ
Students: Phil Timmann, Daniel Scherer, Fabian Hellauer
Questions asked by Niklas, Daniel, Tim, Daniel, Severin, Dominik, Lena, Raphael, Natalie, Lizzie, Tassilo, Alena, Alina, Marco, Mateusz, Dariush, Jakob, Thilo, Korbinian, and Kilian
The signal was loud and clear all the time.

Luitpold-Gymnasium Munich says a big “thank you” to our supporters from DARC and ARISS!
Joachim Hoffmueller                                                                                                                            jhoffmueller – Sat, 2011 – 03 – 19 06:01

March 30, 2011 1456 UTC Paolo Nespoli Contacting School in Canada

It took several tries and 4 or 5 minutes for Nespoli to establish contact. I left the attempts on the recording but edited out the space between. The questions start at about 1:34 in the recording. Got a little of the response to question 5 before losing signal.
KC9QKU

Canterbury High School, Ottawa, ON, Canada – Paolo Nespoli, IZØJPA
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1. As a freestyle skier I find that the adrenaline rush from skiing triggers my passion for skiing. Do you get an adrenaline rush from traveling into space (especially during take-off)? Does this trigger your passion for space?
2. As a person who would love to be an astronaut, what kind of training and preparation do you need, and is the payoff worth it?
3. Do you do any animal testing on the space station? If so, what are some of the goals of the experiments?
4. What are some everyday things that you never need up in space?
5. What are the most drastic changes to your living habits in space compared to Earth?
6. What is the most difficult thing about being in space and why?
7. In your opinion, what is the most interesting type of research going on on the ISS right now?
8. How are the washroom facilities designed; are there any complications in “waste removal”?
9. What does it feel like to go through the atmosphere/ to take off?
10. If an astronaut becomes sick, what kind of medication is available? If there isn’t medication, what kind of safety measures are taken?
11. Are your sleep patterns affected by lack of sunlight? If so, how?
12. What sort of adjustment time is required after travel to and from the space station?
13. Besides friends and family, what do you miss most about Earth?
14. What unique things do you do on the space station for entertainment?
15. How many hours per day are you working on the ISS?
16. How long is typical for an astronaut to stay on the space station? What is the longest length of time possible?
*****                                                                                                                                                        KC9QKU – Wed, 2011 – 03 – 30 14:42

NA1SS (Col. Mike Fincke) working U.S. stations on 28 May 2011 at 1600 UTC

Col. Mike Fincke (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 28 May 2011 at 1600 UTC. Stations include the following: Wisconsin station, Ryan, K5LMB, KD0?, KB1PVH, Ken (?HLH), Rick from Youngstown, OH (KDORY?).                                                                                                                                                     AL0I – Sat, 2011 – 05 – 28 12:46

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. Stations on 17 September 2010 at 2315 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 17 September 2010 at 2315 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KC9? in WI, KB9MCX, WK0Q, KB9?, KC0VYS, KI4SWB, KJ4MV, W2DPT, K4WTM and K4I?D (Don) in SC.                                                                                                                 AL0I – Fri, 2010 – 09 – 17 19:59

Iss contact on 9/18/10 12:24 eastern with Col Doug Wheelock

I am a NYC Firefighter and made contact with the iss today. had a nice QSO with Col Wheelock about being able to see the WTC tribute in lights at ground zero from space. this is the longest QSO i have had with the space station to date.

N2JFD                                                                                                                                                             n2jfd – Sat, 2010 – 09 – 18 14:20

Comments:

This was the only pass I

This was the only pass I missed today, and turned out to be the only pass on VOICE… I am having some bad luck these days
Very nice contact!

Greetings
Alain                                                                                                                                                            Submitted by alain on Sat, 2010-09-18 18:27.

October 28th 2010: Commander Doug Wheelock in action over Europe

Commander Doug Wheelock in action over Europe

ON3URT – Thu, 2010 – 10 – 28 18:05

na1ss contact on nov 17 2010 2235utc

I made contact with ISS on nov 17 2010 2235UTC 145.800 down 144.490 up Yaesu FT8800 at 50w,ant-Diamond nr72nmo
moble Ford Explorer. 73 Tony wp4nqo                                                                                                          wp4nqo – Sun, 2010 – 12 – 12 18:41

NA1SS (Col. Wheelock) on 4 September 2010 @ 2200 UTC

I started calling for NA1SS as the pass started for me at 2159 UTC. Just after 2200 UTC Doug came on the radio. He heard my call for NA1SS, and asked for “Whiskey Kilo”. I had a nice quick chat with him. Doug mentioned he was accompanied by his Russian crewmates Sasha Skvortsov, Misha Korniyenko, and Fyodor Yurchikhin. At the end of our QSO, the Russian ISS commander, Sasha Skvortsov, said some words to me in Russian. After this, Doug worked “RO” (probably N8RO in Texas), BRX (probably XE1BRX in central Mexico), XE1BMG, AD5TF, KD0KST, WA4HFN, “KUB” (probably W5KUB in Tennessee), “VJN”, and KD0JWY as the signals faded away. My first ISS voice QSO since Bill McArthur was on the station in 2005-2006.

I was operating from grid DM43iu, about 60 miles/100km northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. I was using my IC-2820H 2m/70cm FM mobile radio at 15W, an Elk Antennas handheld 2m/70cm log periodic, and recording the audio with two digital recorders – my Sony ICD-P620 digital audio recorder, and a recorder app on my Nokia N900 cellular phone. The audio I uploaded is from the N900 phone, converted from WAV to MP3 using the Audacity software.

WD9EWK – Sun, 2010 – 09 – 05 15:53

Dr. Shannon Walker Speaks to Students at the St. Louis Charter School on 11 November 2010 at 1810 UTC

Dr. Shannon Walker (NA1SS) speaks to students at the St. Louis Charter School in St. Louis, MO on 11 November 2010 at 1810 UTC. I missed the beginning of the contact, but Dr. Walker answers the following questions in the recording:

4. Do you see space trash very often? If so, what does it look like?
5. What are some jobs you have on board the ISS?
6. For how long have you been in space?
7. When you look out your window, what are some features that you see in space?
8. How does the space shuttle sound and feel once you blast off?
9. Are you able to listen to music while on board the ISS?
10. What career would you have taken on if you had not become an astronaut?
11. What types of food do you eat on board the ISS?
12. Do ipods and mp3 players work in space?
13. If you can, please describe what a shooting star looks like from space.
14. Do you ever get to go down to Earth to visit family?
15. How does the effect of no gravity change your body weight?
16. What are a few things that you miss most about the United States?
17. How far away are you from Earth?
18. How do you stay in good physical shape?
19. Since you’ve been in space, have you located any new planets?
20. What planets, if any, can you see from where you are in space?
21. What types of tests do you have to pass to make sure you are ready to go into space?
22. What is the most surprising thing about space?
23. How does it feel to wander around space with zero gravity?
24. What is the scariest thing you’ve done in space?
25. Are there in strange smells on board the ISS?
26. What is one thing you want to accomplish in space before your last launch?
27. How do you maintain proper hygiene?
28. How do you communicate with your family while you’re on the ISS?
29. How does the Sun look from where you are stationed in space?
30. How does it feel waking up each day, knowing that you’re in space?
31. What challenges have you had to face while preparing for ISS travel?
32. Can you see the Great Wall of China? If so, what does it look like?

Sorry for the poor recording quality. Hopefully, someone else will provide a better recording.

AL0I – Thu, 2010 – 11 – 11 14:58

Comments:

Classroom Interview

This was really cool hearing it from an HT/mag-mount in Central Michigan Thursday afternoon and now get to play it for my kids. Thanks much for posting!! Sunfield, MI

Submitted by Brian Wellwood on Sat, 2010-11-13 20:24.

Thanks!!

Thank you for uploading the file. I was able to catch part of it as she passed over Oklahoma.

Bob.                                                                                                                                                         Submitted by KD5KZY on Fri, 2010-11-12 15:23.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 16 November 2010 at 2159 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 16 November 2010 at 2159 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KN9N, KJ4THQ, KE5AGH, W9?C, KC9ICE, AJ4MCG, KB3TXP, KB3QLK, W9EE, N8WAC, ?HED, ? in Saratoga, NY, ? in Virginia, KC2RVJ and ?4KN.

AL0I – Tue, 2010 – 11 – 16 18:31

Iss over North America 4-Nov-2010 21:26 – 21:35

Recorded by KE5GFJ John Crowell at Pampa, Texas DM95 35.37N 100.57W on November 4th 2010 at 21:26UTC – Edited recording begins with Col Wheelock discussing undocking and landing in Kazakistan, followed by QSOs with N8RO, N0WAR, KB5AAM, KE5GFJ, AA5AM, KE5RTI, WA4NRM, ???LHD, F5KXV, ?CBV, N0YOX, KC9COO, ? Virginia Station, KC9KNZ (?),and ?4CF.

KE5GFJ – Thu, 2010 – 11 – 04 22:50

ARISSAT-1 greeting messages

ARISSAT-1 greeting messages recoded at 2011-07-31 at 02:05 UTC
Very weak signal (250 milliwatt).                                                                                                                   pd4u – Sun, 2011 – 07 – 31 13:07

R0ISS School Contact Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza (IZ7EVR) in Bari, Italy Saturday, 8 January 2011 at 12:21 UTC.

freq. 145.800, ant. vertical La ISS è passata sul centro Italia, a metà tra il mio qth (Avigliana, TO) e Bari. [i]ISS passed between my qth (North-West Italy) and Bari (South Italy)[/i] Il QSO è in italiano con Paolo Nespoli che risponde alle domande degli studenti (che ovviamente non ricevevo) [i]QSO is in italian with Paolo Nespoli who answers to the questions of the students (that obviously I didn’t receive)[/i] 73 Giorgio IZ1RFD                                                                                                                                                          iz1rfd – Sat, 2011 – 01 – 08 09:33

Comments:

recording

During the pass over The Netherlands at 12.25 h I received 3 short fragment of the school
contact with Italy. During the next pass at 13.55 h there was still a school contact, also with Italy. This time I received it loud and clear. A fragment (the last part of the contact) you can here in this recording, it takes a moment for loading:                                                                                                                                  Submitted by Janos13 on Sat, 2011-01-08 13:38.

IR0ISS 2nd passage

Qui c’è la registrazione del secondo passaggio [i]Find here my recording of the second passage[/i] http://www.issfanclub.com/node/30241
Submitted by iz1rfd on Sat, 2011-01-08 14:43.

Mike Fossum (NA1SS) – Pine Tree Middle School Contact on 09 September 2011 at 1452 UTC

Mike Fossum (NA1SS) speaks with students at Pine Tree Middle School, Longview, TX, USA on 09 September 2011 at 1452 UTC via WE5PT. Fossum answers the following questions in the recording (which starts well after the beginning of the contact):

10. What’s it like to work at the ISS?
11. How does it feel to be in zero gravity?
12. How many days of food, water, and air do you have aboard the ISS?
13. What is the most interesting thing you’ve done during the mission?
14. If you weren’t an astronaut, what would you be and why?
15. Is it really hot or cold in space?
16. If you could bring anyone with you, who would it be?
17. Can you see storms or hurricanes while in orbit?
18. How long have you been an astronaut?
19. Is it hard to sleep in space?
20. Do you float when you go to bed?
21. Will there be any more missions to the moon?
22. How low is the gravity in space?
23. Does space look different in orbit than on earth?

AL0I – Fri, 2011 – 09 – 09 11:48

ARISSAT-1 VOICE MESSAGE – Marie from England… 18. September 2011 at 08:50:09 UTC

Date: 18. September 2011
UTC: 08:50:09

Azimut: 42,7°
Elevation: 29,2°
Distance: JN77sn to ARISSAT-1 = 731,532 km

vy 73 to ALL de Christian
(SWL-CHMY in JN77sn)

SWL-CHMY – Sun, 2011 – 09 – 18 12:35

ISS QSOs 9/19/10 17:40 UT Over West Coast and Central US

CarlosA – Sat, 2010 – 09 – 25 13:38

Col. Wheelock NA1SS 09-12-2010 @ 17:43 UTC recorded from grid EM69

arskm9u@gmail.com – Sun, 2010 – 09 – 12 14:41

HS2WAQ QSO NA1SS Expedition 12

HS2WAQ QSO NA1SS Expedition 12 Commander Mr. “Bill” McArthur” KC5ACR Question Space walk 3/2/2006 2023 UTC

HS2WAQ – Tue, 2007 – 03 – 06 13:56

Contact with NA1SS “Col. Doug Wheelock” on September 7, 2010 at 2145 UTC from the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California

This is my third contact with Col. Wheelock onboard the International Space Station. My first recording was with my cell phone. Not very good
audio. I purchased a digital recorder and this contact was recorded with the digital recoder.

Other stations worked include the following: N6VXM, N7RP, K6JGY, WS6P, KI6OBE and KD6AZD.

K6LPB – Thu, 2010 – 09 – 09 20:04

NA1SS Col. Doug Wheelock contacts 11/18/2010 2100 UTC Astoria, Oregon

KF7LWI, N7SIJ, NA7Q

na7q – Sat, 2010 – 11 – 20 15:19

Comments:

This recording made Mom real happy

Awsome recording and made Mom so happy to hear this once again.
Mom is almost 80 and this was the hight of her support of me with the ham hobby. Mom has been the biggest supporter of the amature experence for me as well as many others.
she has paid for testing and licences for many people as this excites her and she loves these kind of positive activities for all. So this recording has made far more impact then you could hope for. THANKS

Submitted by KF7LWI on Tue, 2010-11-23 11:03.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. and Canadian Stations on 28 October 2010 at 2135 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) working U.S. and Canadian Stations on 28 October 2010 at 2135 UTC. Stations worked include the following: CK4?, K5NDX, K4WZ, ? in North Carolina, KF4LU?, KE5AGH, KC2RVJ, KA4KOE, ? near Macon, GA, ? in New Brunswick, Canada, (inaudible) and W3LRS.

Seven degree elevation pass, so it’s kind of scratchy.

AL0I – Thu, 2010 – 10 – 28 18:29

PY4MAB MAURICIO TALK WITH SERGEY KRIKALEV

I TALK 2 TIMES WITH SERGEY, 26/06/2005. I ASK TO SERGEY ABOUT NEXT RADIO GENERATION ABORD
INTERNACIONAL SPACE STATION

PY4MAB – Thu, 2007 – 01 – 11 18:32

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa (NA1SS) – Merritt Island H.S. Contact on 30 August 2011 at 1811 UTC

Dr. Satoshi Furukawa (NA1SS) speaks with students at Merritt Island High School, Merritt Island, FL, U.S.A. on 30 August 2011 at 1811 UTC. Dr. Furukawa answered the following questions in the recording (which begins well after the start of the contact):

5. Since you are a medical doctor, what kind of tests and experiments are you currently performing on the ISS?
6. Are you able to communicate with your family and friends during your stay on the ISS?
7. What would happen if you ran out of supplies on the ISS?
8. What risks do you encounter on a daily basis on the ISS?
9. How real is your anxiety (if any) that you would not be able to get back from space?
10. Did growing up in a tech: savvy country like Japan, influence your decision to study in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field?
11. What new technologies and spin: offs have been developed recently due to the ISS missions?
12. What do you miss the most about Earth while you are on the ISS?
13. What do you see happening with space exploration in the next 25 years?
14. What political and scientific disadvantages do you see with the cancellation of the United States Shuttle Program?
15. What was the hardest training experience that you encountered while studying at the Johnson Space Center?

AL0I – Tue, 2011 – 08 – 30 14:56

Comments:

Full Contact Video Available

Merritt Island High School has posted a link to a video of the full contact at their site:

http://merritt.hs.brevard.k12.fl.us/ (School site)
http://seminarsexpress.mediasite.com/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=f7e21b99b47c… (Video Link)

Submitted by AL0I on Thu, 2011-09-01 10:26.

ARISS Contact Oct. 14, 2015 – 19:43 UTC – Telebridge IK1SLD Ground Station with Bay View Elementary School, Burlington, WA

File recorded directly at IK1SLD Telebridge Ground Station in Casale Monferrato JN45FC this evening.

IK1SLD – Wed, 2015 – 10 – 14 20:26

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 14 November 2010 at 2243 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 14 November 2010 at 2243 UTC. Stations worked include the following: K1TJ, ? in Oklahoma City, ?KU (Rob) in Madison, WI, W9C?, WA4HFN, KI4TZ, KC3MN and W1MED.

AL0I – Sun, 2010 – 11 – 14 19:20

Comments:

Thanks!

I love to here these recordings, keep them coming.

Tom – K1TJ

Submitted by k1tj on Wed, 2011-01-19 01:06.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 05 November 2010 at 2019 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock works U.S. stations on 05 November 2010 at 2019 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KB4RLZ, KC5FML, KD0EXV, ?D5YPC, KC5FML, K5JF, N9WEG (twice), ?DGY, W5KUB, ?HFR, K4MF, KD5WU? in Jasper, AR, K4RUE, KB9OIS, KB3NXQ, N1LLG, Dave in Clinton, MO, W0DR, W3TL, ? in Indianapolis, N9CUE, ?KRF and N3PKC.

AL0I – Fri, 2010 – 11 – 05 16:58

Comments:

That would be, KD5YUQ in

That would be, KD5YUQ in Jasper Arkansas.

Submitted by KD5YUQ on Sun, 2010-11-07 22:23.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. and Canadian Stations on 27 October 2010 at 2242 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. and Canadian stations on 27 October 2010 at 2242 UTC. Stations worked include the following: WD4ZAM, N5JF, N4PIQ, KO4MA, KI4WF, KI4WRC, KI4WRM, KB9SXC, KD0CNC, N4TDP, KJ4ECD, N1XED, K3CNH, ?A2VMA, (inaudible), N1GN, VE3DJ, VE1CAW and ? in NE PA.

AL0I – Wed, 2010 – 10 – 27 19:23

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. and Canadian Stations on 19 September 2010 at 2059 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. and Canadian stations on 19 September 2010 at 2059 UTC. Stations worked include the following: VGO (in IL), KE7MHG Mobile, VE3EFX, VYS (in MO), N3SNZ, N3MVF, K1WY, KC3MN, N8LPQ and K2DSL.

Maximum elevation was fairly low (16 degrees), so quality suffers at times, and I apologize for that.

AL0I – Sun, 2010 – 09 – 19 17:43

Comments:

Thank you!

Thank you very much for putting this recording up. I have been looking for a recording of my contact with iss for some time now so once again thank you.

Submitted by KE7MHG on Thu, 2010-09-23 11:45.

NA1SS audio – 28 June 2014, 1953-1957 UTC

Audio from NA1SS on 145.800 MHz, passing over Arizona during a shallow pass on 28 June 2014 at 1953-1957 UTC. This was the second ISS pass during the 2014 ARRL Field Day.

WD9EWK – Thu, 2014 – 07 – 03 12:10

Comments:

New Ham

Hello,
Brand spanking new Ham operator here. Please listen for KM4DNN wont you in Roanoke Va.

Submitted by Keith Carver90 on Mon, 2014-08-25 12:51.

Congratulations

Thank you for sharing, as you always do, your joy of making the contact with others. You’re a great ambassador to the world of amateur radio satellites and this ARISS contact is no exception.

73
Clayton
W5PFG

Submitted by w5pfg on Wed, 2014-08-06 23:45.

Dr. Cady Coleman Speaks to Students at Foster Heights Elementary, Bardstown, KY, U.S.A. on 28 January 2011 at 1612 UTC

Dr. Cady Coleman speaks to students at Foster Heights Elementary, Bardstown, KY, U.S.A. in a scheduled ARISS contact on 28 January 2011 at 1612 UTC via K4SSA.

Students asked the following questions:

1. What do the stars look like from space?
2. How far do you go into space?
3. What does it feel like to be in space?
4. How do you make your food in space?
5. Have you ever lost anything in space?
6. What is your favorite thing to eat while in space?
7. What do you do for entertainment?
8. Are there windows that you can see out from? If so, what do you see?
9. What do you think space will look like in the future?
10. Why hasn’t anyone walked on Mars?
11. Do you think humans will ever live on another planet?
12. Can you feel the heat from the sun?
13. How long does it take to launch into space?
14. How much force does it take for the spaceship to get off of the ground?
15. When you are in space and go to sleep, how do you sleep with no gravity?

Some transmissions were clipped for some reason.

AL0I – Fri, 2011 – 01 – 28 13:02

Comments:

Flutes in Space

I loved hearing that Dr. Coleman plays her flute in space! I’m a middle school band director, and this will be of interest to my students who are also interested in science and space exploration!

73,
Rob
KC9QKU

Submitted by KC9QKU on Fri, 2011-01-28 17:04.

Not Just Any Flute

Submitted by AL0I on Sun, 2011-01-30 15:45.

Not Just Any Flute

I saw that article after I posted. Incredible! Mr. Molloy is very gracious to lend such an instrument.

I was also thinking it is good that Dr. Coleman is not a tuba player!

Submitted by KC9QKU on Sun, 2011-01-30 23:56.

NA1SS contact with N8RPA

I am very proud to make my first space station contact on 6/28/2014 at 21:38. Thanks Reid for the great contact! 73, Brian

N8RPA – Sun, 2014 – 06 – 29 13:38

Comments:

That is really a one of a

That is really a one of a kind and amazing experience. Congratulations, it’s really a success. – Steven C Wyer

Submitted by WilsonRussel (not verified) on Mon, 2015-02-23 08:01.

11/01/2011 20:05 UTC Mike Fossum School Contact and General Contacts with Ground Stations

Caught the last part of the school contact starting with question 9. Also the following locations and partial callsigns after the official contact: Knoxville, KC9QKU, KS5UBA?, WA?ZZG, NA5GPA, N3IYI, W8KRF. See below for the school info and questions.

Sundance Elementary School first opened in 1980 as a K-5 elementary
school in the Poway Unified School District in San Diego, California.
Our diverse student population of nearly 500 students encompasses almost
20 different languages. Our motto is “Work Hard, Be Kind, Dream Big,
No Excuses.”

We believe that the district college readiness goal for all students is
important. Each class has adopted a college and during the year will be
learning the school’s chant or school song to sing at our weekly
Friday Flag assemblies at 8:10 on the playground. On Thursdays we
encourage everyone to wear college gear as a reminder that we can all go
to college and we need to begin preparing now.

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1. Why is the space station up there?
2. What does space look like? Can you see Mars?
3. How do you tell night from day on the ISS?
4. Is there water in space?
5. Since there is no gravity in space, are you actually taller in
height than you are on earth?
6. Are there any changes to your body from being in space so long?
7. Do you dream differently or act differently in space?
8. What do you eat in space?
9. What food do you miss most on earth?
10. How much money does it cost to launch one rocket into space?
11. If you brought a bird in space with no gravity, would it be able to
fly?
12. How long does it take plants to grow?
13. Have you ever brought an animal other than a chimp in space?
14. Is there any TV or entertainment in space?

KC9QKU – Tue, 2011 – 11 – 01 23:16

Downlink of NA1SS over Malaysia

NA1SS contact 9M2RPN (Malaysia) On 2nd November 2010 at 0807 UTC

9W2WFT – Tue, 2010 – 11 – 02 15:37

Comments:

Congratulation

received 5/9 qth Bangi Malaysia

Submitted by 9W2DYA on Tue, 2010-11-09 20:31.

Correction Time

2nd November 2010 1807UTC

Submitted by 9W2WFT on Thu, 2010-11-04 12:23.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 12 November 2010 at 2326 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 12 November 2010 at 2326 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KE5SNS, AB9NZ, NZ9Z, WB9NRK, AA9SJ, KC3MN and WR0U.

AL0I – Fri, 2010 – 11 – 12 19:57

11/01/2011 20:05 UTC Mike Fossum School Contact and General Contacts with Ground Stations

Caught the last part of the school contact starting with question 9. Also the following locations and partial callsigns after the official contact: Knoxville, KC9QKU, KS5UBA?, WA?ZZG, NA5GPA, N3IYI, W8KRF. See below for the school info and questions.

Sundance Elementary School first opened in 1980 as a K-5 elementary
school in the Poway Unified School District in San Diego, California.
Our diverse student population of nearly 500 students encompasses almost
20 different languages. Our motto is “Work Hard, Be Kind, Dream Big,
No Excuses.”

We believe that the district college readiness goal for all students is
important. Each class has adopted a college and during the year will be
learning the school’s chant or school song to sing at our weekly
Friday Flag assemblies at 8:10 on the playground. On Thursdays we
encourage everyone to wear college gear as a reminder that we can all go
to college and we need to begin preparing now.

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1. Why is the space station up there?
2. What does space look like? Can you see Mars?
3. How do you tell night from day on the ISS?
4. Is there water in space?
5. Since there is no gravity in space, are you actually taller in
height than you are on earth?
6. Are there any changes to your body from being in space so long?
7. Do you dream differently or act differently in space?
8. What do you eat in space?
9. What food do you miss most on earth?
10. How much money does it cost to launch one rocket into space?
11. If you brought a bird in space with no gravity, would it be able to
fly?
12. How long does it take plants to grow?
13. Have you ever brought an animal other than a chimp in space?
14. Is there any TV or entertainment in space?

KC9QKU – Tue, 2011 – 11 – 01 23:16

NA1SS heard in The Netherlands 26-08 23:02 UTC

NA1SS heard in Borculo, The Netherlands 26-08 23:02 UTC. Local time: 27-08 01:02. Callsigns: MD0MAN – DK2GPS – ON3ATI – PB0AHX Douglas Wheelock talks about the Isle of Man. Wilco (PE1MPX)
PE1MPX – Fri, 2010 – 08 – 27 06:56

Comments:

ON3ATI

hello,

I am operator ON3ATI and i wanned to thank PE1MPX for recording the wonderfull contact !

Submitted by ON3ATI on Fri, 2010-08-27 18:11.

Re: NA1SS heard in The Netherlands Wilco pse correct doppler!

Hello Wilco,

Nice you publish the voice recordings on ISSFANCLUB (tnx!).
If you correct doppler it would sound much better.
The audio in the begining sounds a bit distorted, I asume you do not
correct doppler.
With high ISS elevation orbits start to listen at 145.803Mhz RX-downlink if the ISS
just comes in your range (AOS).
If you have only an 5khz steps FM radio than start to listen at 145.805Mhz RX-downlink.
If the ISS comes closer to you than switch over to 145.800.
If the ISS is 2 or 3 minutes away from you to the east than switch over
to 145.797Mhz, with 5khz steps radio you can adjust the RX downlink-freq to 145.795Mhz.
Renember this is only for receiving, for TX Frequencies see above in the ISSFANCLUB menu!

73’s Cor PD0RKC

Submitted by pd0rkc on Fri, 2010-08-27 17:23.

Thanks for the suggestion

Hello Cor,

Thanks for your suggestion, but this recording was made while i was away from home. I couldn’t correct the doppler effect.
My receiver is constant monitoring 145.800 MHz. When it receives something, my computer records it.

73’s
Wilco.

Submitted by PE1MPX on Fri, 2010-08-27 18:13.

Reply Thanks for the suggestion.

Hello Wilco,

Understand you where away while the receiver was on.
I do not know what radio you use, if it is an advanced with CAT control you might
consider to correct the doppler freq. automatic (I asume Ham Radio De Luxe can do).

73’s Cor PD0RKC

Submitted by pd0rkc on Fri, 2010-08-27 18:27.

my contact was just after ahx

my contact was just after ahx qso , unfortunately not recorded … ,
thanks anyway Wilco , groetjes … ,
73 … , Bob , DH8KM , JO30BW

Submitted by DH8KM on Fri, 2010-08-27 15:11.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working Mexican and U.S. Stations on 01 September 2010 at 2218 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works various Mexican and U.S. stations on 01 September 2010 at 2218 UTC. Stations worked included the following: WA4HT, KA5RFS, N5JF, N8MS, W5KUB, NHT (East TN), W8KRF, KI4NDN, KI4WIM, ETN, W1MED, N2MTH and others.

AL0I – Wed, 2010 – 09 – 01 19:08

Comments:

Thank You

Thank you for posting this file. I was not prepared for this contact so I did not have the recorder running. Hopefully, I will be able to copy this so I can keep it.

73,

Carl W8KRF

Submitted by w8krf on Tue, 2010-09-14 12:45.

March 29 2011 1740 UTC Dr. Cady Coleman Texas School Contact

Recorded the first part of the contact. Very low pass for me in Wisconsin. Got to about question #5.

Lehman High School is located in Kyle, Texas, about 40 miles south of Austin. The school, which opened its doors in 2004, has an enrollment of 1,800 students. It is a full four year comprehensive high school with the usual full complement of courses needed to prepare students for a successful future.
Lehman High School has its own satellite tracking station on campus. Students participating in the ISS contact researched and studied the topic of space travel before submitting their questions.

Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1. How will robots be used to make space travel safer for astronauts?
2. Do you feel intimidated by being the only woman on your crew?
3. What kind of electrical storage do you use?
4. Do you think that Robonaut will be worth the investment made in it?
5. What is everyday life like in space?
6. How does it feel to be one of the few to serve on the ISS?
7. What can Robonaut do that a human cannot?
8. What inspired you to join the space program?
9. How often do you communicate with family members?
10. Have you ever seen asteroids from the Space Station?
11. Have you ever interacted with Robonaut?
12. What is the most amazing thing you have seen in space?
13. What kind of language barriers are there on the ISS?
14: Is it ever scary on the ISS?
15. When will the average person be able to travel in space?
16. What is the most fascinating thing you have learned as an astronaut?
17: How are birthdays celebrated on the ISS?
18. What prompted you to bring and play your flute to space?
19: How are ISS acoustics for flute playing?
20. Do you think that robots will replace astronauts?
21: What is the transition from space to Earth like?

KC9QKU – Tue, 2011 – 03 – 29 14:30

Dr. Don Pettit (NA1SS) – Parkside Elementary School Contact on 02 March 2012 at 1643 UTC

Dr. Don Pettit (NA1SS) speaks with students at Parkside Elementary School, Atlanta, GA, USA on 02 March 2012 at 1643 UTC via telebridge station K6DUE. Students asked some of the following questions:

1. I love learning about space! Did you have an interest in space when you were young?
2. How has your educational background and training prepared you to be aboard the ISS?
3. What prior preparations are needed before an astronaut is cleared to travel in space?
4. How did you feel the first time you launched into outer: space?
5. My ears pop sometimes when I am on a plane. Did your ears pop when you left Earth?
6. How long did it take for you to reach the ISS after launch?
7. I have eaten MRE food before and love it! Do you get tired of eating space food?
8. Does your appetite change while you are in space?
9. Do your sleep patterns change while you are in space?
10. What would happen if you ran out of supplies on the ISS?
11. What experiments are you currently conducting aboard the Space Station?
12. What risks do you encounter on a daily basis on the ISS?
13. Since there are six crew members aboard the ISS, how do you decide what type of music everyone will listen to?
14. How many days have you been in space?
15. How often do astronauts perform space walks?
16. What is the most exciting thing you have seen in space?
17. What type of team work goes into living aboard the International Space Station?
18. How often are you able to communicate with your family and friends during your stay on the ISS?
19. What new technologies have recently been developed due to the ISS missions?
20. How is space debris being prevented?
21. Has the International Space Station been through a meteorite shower or has it ever been hit by space debris?
22. What do you miss the most about Earth while you are on the ISS?
23. What type of vehicle do you use to return to Earth after your mission is complete?

The recording does not include the very end of the contact (out of range).

AL0I – Fri, 2012 – 03 – 02 13:50

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S., Mexican and Cuban Stations on 02 October 2010 at 1723 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock works U.S., Mexican and Cuban stations on 02 October 2010 at 1723 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KC9LYP, W4FHQ, WA8MCD, W5KUB, KC3MN, KC9GF, KF5?, XE3ISS and CO7WT.

AL0I – Sun, 2010 – 10 – 03 12:47

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. and Cuban Stations on 03 October 2010 at 1615 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. and Cuban stations on 03 October 2010 at 1615 UTC. Stations worked include the following: ?XR (in NE PA), ?HH, W5KUB, KF5UPA, KB9RRN, KB9EFN, K5KJ, N8VO (Mobile), KC3MN, KE5AGH, KE4VAX, General call to two Cuban stations and N2MTD.

AL0I – Sun, 2010 – 10 – 03 12:56

Comments:

Thanks

Thanks for the audio upload

Submitted by K4PAD on Sun, 2010-10-03 18:02.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 23 November 2010 at 1839 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock works U.S. stations on 23 November 2010 at 1839 UTC. Stations worked include the following: ?EG, KC3MN (twice), K1LOW, ?JFD Mobile, Mobile in Kentucky and KG3N.

Col. Wheelock comments on preparations and expectations for landing. Let’s hope he has a safe one.

AL0I – Wed, 2010 – 11 – 24 17:16

Comments:

thanks for the recording

i was one of the stations worked, but i was still transmitting when he came back to me so all i got on my recording was “delta mobile” i was pretty sure it was me but now i am positive and can use this recording instead. thanks again
N2JFD

Submitted by n2jfd on Fri, 2010-11-26 08:42.

The 20-minute Wheelock Video.

For those who want a copy for themselves, have placed an FLV copy of his broadcast about Ham Radio on http://w4nov.com – It’s 99 meg, BTW!

Most media players now support .flv videos, but if you need one, there are a number of FLV players “googleable”. 😉

73 es best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Tom, W4NOV

Submitted by W4NOV on Thu, 2010-11-25 20:09.

18-03-2012 11.31 utc OR4ISS school contact: IQ6LN Istituto Tecnologico Statale Trasporti e Logistica Leone Acciaiuoli, Ortona, Italy

freq 145.800, ant vertical, radio kenwood tw-4000

I had qrm and also the orbit wasn’t good for me because of a mountain that shield me at the end of the passage.

Here I report the mail of Gaston Bertels, ON4WF ARISS Chairman whith the student’s questions

———-

ARISS contact planned with school in Ortona, Italy.

An International Space Station school contact has been planned Sunday 18 March 2012 at approximately 11.31 UTC with students at Istituto Tecnologico Statale Trasporti e Logistica “Leone Acciaiuoli”, Ortona, Italy. 11.31 UTC = 12.31 CEWT.

The contact will be performed by the radio station IQ6LN and the downlink signal will be audible over Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.

The Ortona Maritime Institute “Leone Acciaiuoli” (I.T.N) is a technical high school preparing the students to a career as officer on merchant ships or to university studies in the field of engineering disciplines. The subjects that characterize the I.T.N. programme are: Navigation, Astronomy, Celestial navigation, Satellite navigation, Telecommunications (including satellite telecommunications), Technical English, Nautical and Aeronautical Meteorology, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics. Many courses deal with matters related to space technologies. The student population is about 400.

The event will be broadcast in streaming video on http://www.livestream.com/AMSAT_Italia/

Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows.

1. Loris: We all believe you are special people working together to achieve one common great goal. Are you proud of the great moral and scientific value of your commitment?
2. Mauro: What is the relationship among you being forced to live together in a confined place for an extended period of time?
3. Pierluigi: What cultural requirements must an astronaut satisfy besides very hard physical and psychological training?
4. Andrea: Is it easier for astronauts to get used to being weightless or to get used to gravity again when they come back to Earth?
5. Antonio: What height is ISS orbiting at and why was this specific height chosen?
6. Nichol: How is the ISS flight path controlled?
7. Giada: When working outside the ISS how are you protected from the space environment and the risk of flying away?
8. Angela: How long does the voyage back down to the earth take? And how does it take place?
9. Iary: How do you feel when watching the earth from the spacecraft window?
10. Causarano: Do you think living in space might change your perception of the world and influence your future life on earth?
11. Agnese: People say human beings age slower in space than on earth. Is that true?
12. Tamara: How do days and nights alternate up there and how often do you see the sun rising?
13. Francesca: How do you receive news from the earth?
14. Federica: Do you ever happen to miss your ordinary life on earth while being up there?
15. Carmen: What does astronauts’ diet consist in and how is it usually prepared?
16. Giulia: How are water and oxygen generated on board?
17. Mario: What research are you doing and what benefits will result from it?
18. Matteo: We know you are growing plants on board. Why?
19. Alessia: How do you dispose of waste?
20. Francesco: Do you think people will travel to space in the next future?

ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the space agencies, NASA, Roscosmos, ESA, JAXA and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters’ interest in science, technology, and learning.

iz1rfd – Sun, 2012 – 03 – 18 09:08

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. Stations on 21 September 2010 at 2154 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 21 September 2010 at 2154 UTC. Stations worked include the following: K5WBN, KC9MRW, K9MLC, ? in Baton Rouge, LA, KN4F, WA4HT, WA4NVM, NM1A, WN5W and ? in Savannah, GA.

AL0I – Tue, 2010 – 09 – 21 18:23

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. stations on 06 NOV 2010 at 2350 UTC

I apologize for the scratchy audio . . . this was an on-the-fly recording while working NA1SS mobile from my truck using a Yaesu FT-857 and a mag mount antenna driving from Seattle to Portland. Col Wheelock briefly touches on ROBONAUT and the delay of Discovery.

Other recorded callsigns: KA7O • Tate • Casper, WY

73!
David – KF7ETX
http://issfanclub.euYouTube – USNERDOC[/url]

Click the link below for the video playlist of my other NA1SS QSOs can be found on my YouTube channel.
http://issfanclub.eu

KF7ETX – Sun, 2010 – 11 – 07 12:51

Comments:

Legal?

Is talking to astronauts while operating a vehicle legal in your state? hi

Exceptional videos, as always

Alain WW3WW

Submitted by alain on Sun, 2010-11-07 15:26.
Talking with astronauts from a vehicle

Alain –

Many thanks sir! And again, thanks fro a great website where we can all share our ISS experiences with each other.

I think it is legal to talk with an astronaut anytime you can make the QSO! HiHi 😉

From my understanding HAM radio doesn’t fall under the same restraint as cell phones. My cell phone is always via Bluetooth hands free operation. My Yaesu VX8-R has the same capability and should be up and running via Bluetooth soon. The FT-857 I think is another story!

73!

Submitted by KF7ETX on Sun, 2010-11-07 15:31.

Paolo Nespoli contacts Istituto Sociale in Italy on 4/14/11 at 08:45 UTC via K6DUE telebridge

heard and saw the ISS pass over eastern PA on 4/14/11 from 8:45 to 8:51 UTC
school contact in Italian with the Istituto Sociale via K6DUE in Greenbelt, MD
partly cloudy skies, but still saw the ISS on NNE pass at 45 degrees peak altitude
I think it begins at ISS calling the school, ends with loss of signal
any translation would be greatly appreciated
listening with scanner radio, recorded with digital recorder
slowdownracer KB3VQP

slowdownracer – Thu, 2011 – 04 – 14 11:38

Comments:

Full translation

The transmission type is called duplex, so questions are sent from Earth on another frequency.
This is the downlink audio file only (from ISS to ground), so we can listen only to the answers. OVER is pronounced by Paolo after he has answered and he’s ready to listen to the next question.
Here my translation, it is far from decent English but I’m Italian and English is my second language…

> Question from Earth

“You no longer feel the gravity force here in orbit… I don’t know, everybody reacts in a slightly different way, it seems I… I feel a lot this feedback, and for the first days it’s quite hard. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Alessandra, we reasoned … the work ranges from 5am to 7.30pm, we have two contacts with control center, one at the beginning and one at the end, and we work about 50% on mantaining the space ship, 30% on making experiments and 20% on doing activities like this I’m doing or doing physical training. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Luisa, we have a little free time usually on Saturday and Sunday, and in the evening before going to bed. We don’t have television, though they can send from Earth some pre-recorded shows; we have a slow speed Internet link, and of course we have a lot of music. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Francesco, we use GMT (London time, Greenwich main time), and we measure time with the normal clock/watch, it’s obviously a bit complex when you watch outside because there are these following sunlights and sunsets; so we look at the clock and we know what time is it by looking at the clock. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

[We now are] “…above the northeast of the United States, it’s still night here where we are, and… er… hehe, I can’t see much, it’s night and it’s completely dark below. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Edoardo, the Moon is always interesting, and it moves very fastly; I use to say, jokingly, that it occasionally comes to visit us; you can see it very clearly because there are no clouds, and I shot some close-ups where you can see it very clearly… In conclusion, it’s very interesting, from here. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Well, Lorenzo, men or humans have arrived as far as the Moon, so about 350.000 km from earth… uhm… that’s where we arrived at the moment. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Gabriele, we have lots of targets; in science, in tecnology and in education; the main target is to use this laboratory here in orbit, to continue living here and to learn more in the future for all of us. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Ludovica, this is my second mission, I did the first on a space shuttle at the end of 2007; it was a short mission at the time, this is a long lasting one, it’s six months in the station. -OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Well, Virginia, I consider myself lucky to be able to top my dream, to fly in the space and look at the Earth from up there; it’s a very good feeling, but everybody of us has dreams, but it’s not necessary to become an astronaut: the important is to understand what you want to do, to do it right and to try to achieve it as possible. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Aurora… uhm, yes, we have an on-board logbook that is actually not so full of notes… in fact everyone of us keeps a logbook, that is something personal, just to write down things like technical things but even feelings and emotions. – OVER

> Question from Earth

“Alessandro, we have about 80 kinds of pre-confectioned, different foods, that are kept in small envelopes or boxes; we don’t have a fridge, so everything must be eaten this way; those foods can be lyophilized; in this diet there’s a bit of everything, pasta, rice, meat, fish, vegetables; the only thing that’s missing are fresh things, because we obviously can’t keep fresh things here. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Alberto, we have some kind of sleeping bag; mine is wrapped to the floor, at least with feet tied to floor, the remaining floats around; I enter this sleeping bag and i sleep this way, floating… I must admit it’s very comfortable; your head doesn’t hit anywhere because you don’t move forward or backward, I never had this kind of issue. – OVER”

> Question from Earth

“Goffredo, we have an aluminium shield that breaks any micro-meteorites that reach us… occasional damages… well, we have to find the leak and fix it, but at the moment, in ten years of station orbiting, that never happened. – OVER”

And that’s all. Hope I’ve been helpful 🙂

Submitted by matteo_galet on Fri, 2011-09-09 16:48.

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. and Canadian Stations on 08 September 2010 at 2044 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. and Canadian stations on 08 September 2010 at 2044 UTC. Stations worked include the following: KE5EKO, NG9Y, K9GWL, W9MCS, N9CUE, AJ4WT, VE2NY.

AL0I – Wed, 2010 – 09 – 08 17:12

Comments:

Also worked numerous California stations

Made contact with Col. Wheelock on a great pass over Northern California on a 5 watt Bendix King hand held On the 8th.

Submitted by K6MEU on Sun, 2010-09-12 17:03.

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) 09-14-2010 – 20:20 HRS and 9-17-2010 – 21:45HRS

Two nice contacts with Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) on The International Space Station (ISS) just before dropes off the East Coast over the Atlantic Ocean for a thrill of a life time!!!!!!!!! (KC3MN)

kc3mn – Sat, 2010 – 09 – 18 02:13

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. Stations on 18 September 2010 at 2342 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) works U.S. stations on 18 September 2010 at 2342 UTC. Stations worked include the following: ?RKV, ?WOP, WB5ZVF, KF5D?, Alabama, ?DGY, W5KUB, KF5DSI, W4VOK, K? Mobile, AA4KN and ?FJ.

This was a 12 degree elevation pass for me, so quality suffers at the beginning and end of the recording (sorry about that).

AL0I – Sat, 2010 – 09 – 18 20:23

Comments:

Thank you! Just made a post

Thank you! Just made a post to get a recording of my first contact with the ISS and you came through. The ?WOP is me W0WOP

Is it possible for you to send it to me?
E-mail – optaylor_56001@yahoo.com

Thanks again,

Mike
W0WOP

Submitted by W0WOP on Sat, 2010-09-18 22:54.

Check your email…

I sent you a copy of the raw audio that I recorded.

Congratulations on the contact.

Todd
AL0I

Submitted by AL0I on Sat, 2010-09-18 23:40.

Capt. Sunita Williams (NA1SS) – Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, VA, 1407 UTC on 26 July 2012

Capt. Sunita Williams (NA1SS) speaks with youth at the Virginia Air & Space Center (KE4ZXW) in Hampton, Virginia at 1407 UTC on 26 July 2012. She answers the following questions (and a few extra):

1. Why did other countries help America and Russia build the ISS?
2. What do you do when you are bored in space?
3. Is the food good in space?
4. What happens if you break a bone?
5. What do you do in space?
6. Are there any unknown satellites?
7. What made you want to go into space?
8. Is it scary going into space?
9. What’s it like seeing shooting stars every night?
10. Is the look of space cool?
11. Where do you intend to go in outer space?
12. Is there anything you want to discover personally?
13. Do you like it better in space or on Earth and why?
14. Do you have previous experience flying?
15. Did you ever have a fear of flying?

20 mph winds were whipping my antenna and mast around during the pass, so the first and last few answers are scratchy (sorry).

AL0I – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 26 11:17

Mexican Stations Contact with Col. Wheelock on September 3, 2010 at 2140 UTC

XE1R, XE1AO and XE1RCS make a nice QSO with Col. Wheelock on September 3, 2010 at 2140 UTC.

Few more stations form U.S.A. were contacted.

This is my third QSO with Col. Wheelock with my personal call, and first of XE1RCS operated by myself (RADIO CLUB SATELITE. A.C. oficial station).

Also too Omar XE1AO in Colima make a nice contact.

73

XE1R – Sun, 2010 – 09 – 05 22:04

NA1SS (Col. Doug Wheelock) working U.S. and Canadian Stations on 28 October 2010 at 2308 UTC

Col. Doug Wheelock (NA1SS) working U.S. and Canadian Stations on 28 October 2010 at 2308 UTC. Stations worked include the following: N0GMT, KF5CZR, W5GIX, Joe, N3LL, KC4APH, NA9J, AK0TF, KD5YUQ, KB8DC, ?WL, AB8DC, ?XC Mobile, ?B3DLP in Pennsylvania, KD4LYS, WV8DW, KB1NUG, VE9HLD, ?LN and N1JY.

AL0I – Thu, 2010 – 10 – 28 19:48

NA1SS working stations on the East Coast Nov 5, 2027utc

Heard QSOs with N9CUE, KRF?, N3PKC, KC3MN, MTH, VE3PK, VE1WX(ME). Reported Shuttle delay and that he will be handing over the ISS to Scott Kelly who was listening in the back ground to the ham radio Doug said.

VE1WRG – Fri, 2010 – 11 – 05 16:58

EQUIPMENT USED

RADIO

ANTENNA

PRE-AMP

TRACKING SOFTWARE

FREQUENCIES

* – WHY turn a handheld radio down in TX power? ‘Cause that’s all that was needed!

SCREEN SHOTS

Astronaut Wiseman

Astronaut Wiseman

ISS Columbus Module

Columbus module on the ISS

What a PERFECT pass!

The ISS pass for June 28, 2014 11:11AM PDT. PocketSat3 screen shot.

15 SECONDS OF ADRENALINE RUSH
K6LCS works the ISS with 2 Watts
It can be as simple as this: a homebrew $15 tape measure beam  and a Yaesu FT-60R … turned down to 2W TX output power

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Early morning voice contact between KF6FES and United States Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor as NA1SS aboard the International Space Station 11-10-18 at: 14:23 UTC

WD9EWK working NA1SS @ Oro Valley hamfest – 10 November 2018 @ 1417 UTC