Not sure about Aircraft Intentionally making a 2-way contact. However, the Mir station used a FM Repeater link for the official com system on Mir. The Up-link was in the 133.xx range (AM) of the aircraft band, and the down link was in the 143.xx range. Someone sent me a recording many years ago of an aircraft in Colorado calling the tower. The station listening to Mir 143.xx heard the down link in Texas. The gal in Texas looked up the airport name and planes tail number and determined the call had originated in Colorado.
I checked the time-stamp of the recoding. Then I configured Insta-Track backwards in time to that time and verified Mir was passing over Colorado during that time frame. The Mir FM repeater did not have any type of PL tone. Any signal on the up-link (including an AM Aircraft) would be rebroadcast on the down link.
Types of know Mir contacts.
Boat to Mir (I was on a cruise ship with an HT at 2 am near Bermuda). Car to Mir (too many to count) HT on Land to Mir (VX-5R with attached whip, ERP aprox 1.5 watts, Conditions were perfect and band was empty, 80 degree pass, Alexander Serebrov on Mir.) Mir Bounce (Joe W2?? in NJ running 200+ watts in to a beam, bounced his voice off Mir and was heard in Boston with a 22 element beam).
Regards WF1F, Miles
On 10/30/2018 11:50 PM, Steve Bossert via AMSAT-BB wrote:
This came to mind recently. Does anyone know if any aircraft using an amateur frequency ever made contact with the ISS or even MIR back in its day via voice? How about even by boat or train to ISS/MIR? Steve K2GOG FN31notebook.hvdn.org _______________________________________________ Sent via [email protected] AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT-NA. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb