The terrestrial station of BUTE was tested on 29 March. The connection was actually set up by dr. András Gschwindt project manager and Gábor Marosy system engineer in the Radio Club of BUTE. A trial transmission was performed early afternoon with Levente Dudás, operating the backup station of Masat-1 in Érd. Slightly before 3:30 PM the voice of Charles Simonyi came in, who greeted every Hungarian from the International Space Station quoting from a drama of Madách. After this, Gábor greeted Simonyi too in behalf of the participants, and invited him to the developers of Masat-1. Next, the terrestrial station of BUTE gave other radio amateurs the opportunity to establish connection with Simonyi.
It was a great honor to talk to Charles Simonyi and we are pleased that the connection was mainly successful.
The above mentioned quotation can be downloaded in mp3 format here.
Even more details about the March 29 radio transmission and the terrestrial station of BUTE were presented on our press conference held on 31 March. Prior registration to the press conference and further information are available on the Press page. Everyone interested is welcome.