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May 2, 2016 AT 10:49 am

Russian-Language Exchange from International @Space_Station Cosmonauts Overheard #hamr #radio

Aboard the ISS there’s a ham radio station established in the functional cargo block (FCB) section of the habitable satellite. It operates on the ‘worldwide downlink for voice‘ of 145.80, which you can see displayed on the screen of the Ericsson P504 in the video below. A Swedish ham operator was lucky enough to catch some transmissions while the ISS (call sign NA1SS) flew by overhead, and recorded the exchange. You can read the video description for multiple translations of what the cosmonauts are talking about, with most agreeing it’s an exchange with a terrestrial-based reporter. Fascinating!


 
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