Calling the International Space Station...

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  1. cmartinez

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  2. MikeML

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    Not a big deal. I have worked the ISS, and the Shuttle, when it was flying. You can receive signals from the ISS on a handy-talkie and a rubber ducky antenna...
     
  3. cmartinez

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    The big deal for me is that the guy actually spoke with the crew
     
  4. alfacliff

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    so have I. using a Yeasu ft870,, all of 5 watts out, on a vertical whip at home. I also talked to the first space shuttle ham, Dr. Owen Garriot while he was in space in the shuttle. get a ham liscense, the ISS crew is on the air often. they also send down pictures on a mode called SSTV or slow scan tv.
     
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