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.