Friday, January 30, 2009

First Contact via International Space Station NA1SS

I made my very first contact thru the ISS amateur radio repeater on Jan 25th. I made contact with KI4TZ in Charlotte, NC. The uplink frequency is 437.800 and the downlink frequency is 145.800. I've been trying to do this since last fall when space tourist Richard Garriott was onboard the station. Hooray! I still need to make direct contact with one of the astronauts on the station. I'll keep trying. Orbitron and the satellite tracking tool within Ham Radio Delux prove to be valuable tools.

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