Just Heard Space Station Cosmonauts for the First Time!

On a nearly overhead pass, while waiting for SSTV (Slow Scan Television) to commence in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo Soyuz docking mission, I was delighted to hear Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (or possibly Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko) speaking from the International Space Station.

From my own front yard 🙂

Here’s the audio from the pass.  This was at about 8:25am PDT today.

I used a Yaesu FT-7800 receiver and an Arrow 146/437-10 antenna.  Incredibly strong and clear signal.  Hope to catch the crew on the next pass as well when they’ll be talking to students attending the Moon Day/Frontiers of Flight Museum event in Dallas, Texas.

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