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International Space Station Contact Attempts

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For the past several nights I've been attempting to make voice contact with the International Space Station via 2 meter amateur radio. I've not heard anything on the downlink frequency, so I can only assume that the crew is not on the air. I've got one more shot on Monday night on a visible pass, then no visible passes for several weeks. I could attempt it during the day, but my present equipment would not work very well for that. I'll keep trying...I want that NA1SS QSL card on my wall!!!
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  1. Cottontail's Avatar
    Good luck! That would be a fun one. I don't have an adequate 2m setup right now, but perhaps soon. While in college in the mid 90's, my fellow ham club members and I QSL'ed with Mir by 2m packet -- using an HP 48gx calculator!
  2. DaveTDL's Avatar
    Neat....I've not ever done packet, and I've heard that it's pretty much died out. I know there is a packet station on the ISS, so I'm tempted to get a TNC just to try to get a contact that way. But an FM voice contact is still what I'm shooting for. - the Adult Baby / Diaper Lover / Incontinence Support Community. is designed to be viewed in Firefox, with a resolution of at least 1280 x 1024.