During the weekend of 15th January 2006, the ISS operated
a special crossband VHF/UHF weekend. Downlink on UHF FM with uplink on VHF
I was hoping to
hear the ISS from one of my local mountains in North West Wales but
nothing was heard at that time.
During the last pass of the space station for that weekend I happened to be driving
near my home monitoring the UHF downlink when I heard NA1SS calling.
I pulled over to the side of the road and luckily managed to contact them.
I was using 20 watts from my
FT8800 with a 5/8 dualband antenna on top of the car.
sound clip above is of William McArthur, KC5ACR on the
ISS speaking to me. The clip was recorded by Cor, PD0RKC. My thanks to Cor
for kindly forwarding this clip to me.