This morning I heard Richard Garriot talking back to the Russian Ground station, in English.
I can now claim to have heard a space tourist talking back to Earth. He was using the standard frequency, 143.625 MHz, for communications between the International Space Station to the Russian ground station.
He was also active yesterday (I was at work so did not hear it) sending Slow Scan Television – still pictures – on the amateur radio frequency of 145.800 MHz. He was heard by several satellite listeners.
I will see if I can get more listening done today, there should be at least one more good pass of the ISS over here today.
If possible (connections) I wil make a recording.
It should be possible to hear the transmissions with a decent quality scanner receiver, so why not try for yourself ?