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Astronaut W5LFL, Owen Garriott is SK

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W1YW, Apr 16, 2019.

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  1. DK2PP

    DK2PP Ham Member QRZ Page

    RIP from Germany !
  2. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    RIP a great man !

    in a group on facebook I talk with an OM in Oregon who was one of the first three who spoke to him when he was in space for the first time!

    PS a curiosity but how come 2 equal posts here on qrz new, reason?

    73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

    Admin of FB group ISS Space Station International Fan's Group
  3. PY5BYE

    PY5BYE Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Owen Garriott - W5LFL, I'm saddened by your departure; I thank you for the opportunity I have had in being able to communicate with my colleague a few times and to improve myself in space communications. Go back into space and meet God again. "
    Miguel Kassis - PY5BYE
  4. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page


    Richard Garriott (Owens son) was also an astronaut, he flew up in a Soyuz space capsule on October 23rd 2008 and spent 12 days in the ISS (International Space Station) that have a contact via radio with his father on earth (the contact is on Youtube ! ), he’s a successful computer game developer,

    Although not a Ham, but as goal driven as his father was.

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  5. KC8UD

    KC8UD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Those were exciting times when Dr. Garriott made the first orbital flights carrying amateur radio. I was privileged to be part of the crew to produce the film "Amateur Radio's Newest Frontier" featuring Owen Garriott. Roy Neal (K6DUE - SK) and Bill Pasternak (WA6ITF - SK) and I traveled to several of the NASA facilities to shoot scenes to include in this feature. I and my camera was allowed to spend several hours with the astronauts inside the spacelab simulator to record some of their training efforts for their mission. Owen was certainly a powerful advocate for amateur radio in space and paved the way for many future missions taking ham radio aboard. It is largely due to his negotiations and careful insistence that he was allowed to take some modified radio gear and antenna on the shuttle. He was able to prove the viability of spaceborn amateur radio and we still enjoy the results today.
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  6. PE1KWE

    PE1KWE Ham Member QRZ Page

    RIP Owen, you will be remembered. de PE1KWE, Dirk.
  7. KG4AKV

    KG4AKV Ham Member QRZ Page

    You should put that recording on YouTube or something.
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  8. K0UO

    K0UO Subscriber QRZ Page

    Richard Owen's son is a Ham, his son (now W5KWQ which is his Grandad's Owen SR original call) from my station in Belize V31KV, when he was on the International Space Station
  9. K0UO

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  10. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    thanks for the precisation !

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