SOUNDS OF AMATEUR RADIO

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QSO with Challenger
This is an audio clip of my 2M FM QSO with W0ORE, Tony England, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. (282K, 35 sec)

Challenger QSO from "up there"
This is an audio clip of my 2M FM QSO with W0ORE as recorded aboard the Challenger. These tapes were made available after the mission. (183K, 23 sec)

Fast n' Faint
This is a BY (China) station sending fairly fast code. He is fairly weak but, no problem to copy except for the speed, ofcourse. (65K, 5 sec)

Chirpy CQ
Here is an example of chirpy CW from a certain CM (Cuba) station. I've heard worse, but this one definitely has character. (79K, 7 sec)

CW Hum
I'm in QSO with this Russian with a bad case of 50 Hz hum. Doesn't come through as pronounced on this sound clip, but still quite distinctive. (47K, 2 sec)

JA Multipath CW
A typical case of multipath for JA (Japan) stations heard here in the mid-atlantic. Always like to hear signals like this on the band, knowing there is an opening into ASIA. (55k, 5 sec)

Aurora CW
This is an audio clip of 2M CW received via reflection off of the aurora curtain. Notice the distinct rushing sound of the code and the loss of tonal quality. (123K, 15 sec)

RS-7 CW Telemetry
This is a sample of the Russian Satellite RS-7 Telemetry CW beacon that was transmitted on 10 Meters. This file was recorded in 1985. (90K, 11 sec)

RS-11 CW Telemetry
This is a sample of the Russian Satellite RS-11 Telemetry CW beacon that was transmitted on 10 Meters. (124K, 16 sec)

RS-10 Robot QSO (CW)
This is sound clip of a CW QSO with the RS-10 Russian Satellite Robot. AA3O calls the RS10 robot and is immediately answered with a QSO #. These robots on the RS satellites worked remarkably well, but saw little activity. On many of the 20 minute passes that I heard, there would be only 1-2 QSOs. Uplink was on 2M and the recorded downlink was on 10M. (169K, 22 sec)

Challenger CW ID
This is an audio clip from one of the early SAREX experiments aboard the Challenger shuttle. It is the CW ID from W0ORE's Slow Scan TV (SSTV) transmissions. This signal was recorded from a 2M FM downlink in 1985. (124K, 16 sec)


 
This page is just a small sample of the "Sounds of Amateur Radio". If anyone has any cool recordings to add, please the file as an attachment. Files should be less than 500K and I will resample and edit if necessary to get the file down to something reasonable. Thanks & 73.

 

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