10 YEARS IN SPACE … on Ham Radio

The New Zealand sky was inviting local Hams to get into space …. all was quiet on the nominated VHF band … let”s ‘lift off” too !
Had a ball ! … Put in some odd hours linking with different spacecraft after manually calculating orbit pass times over Auckland. RESULT; Obtained good ‘one on one’ contacts with US ,Russian etc crew members. Logged / Taped 36 notable astro / cosmonauts on US shuttles plus Mir & ISS… not including many filed packet messages.

Thanks for the opportunity and experience … Ham Radio … didn’t expect it in my lifetime ….ZL1AKJ

Leave a Reply