Voice Contact with Space Station
2005 Army/Navy Game Football Run
USNA Satellite Ground Station, Bob Bruninga, WB4APR
This unscheduled contact with International Space Station Commander LCOL Bill McArthur was made on Satruday at 1355 EST while we were doing routine preparations for a pass of the USNA Satellite PCSAT2 (which is attached to the outside of the Space Station). Bill caught us by surprise as it is very rare for them to find time to get on the radio. And we caught him just as our antennas reached zero degrees elevation and ISS was passing east way out over the Atlantic.
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Only the ISS side of the conversation was recorded by Al, KD4SFF in South Carolina, since he could only hear the downlink. Below is a transcript which includes what we were saying to him on the uplink.
NA1SS This is W3ADO, US Naval Academy
This is W3ADO, US Naval Academy
Whiskey Three Alpha Delta Oscar
We are also the operators of the PCSAT2 payload on ISS
and we just want to thank you for your efforts in installing and keeping MISSE5/PCSAT2 running for us.
Yes, we will be using PCSAT2 for tracking the Army/Navy Game football from Annapolis to Philly
on Friday and so we look forward to the event.