Archive - Aug 6, 2006

ISS Radio Report

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8 years 16 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
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ACTIVE
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1550 UTC packet active on 145.80 over Western USA
N5VHO – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 14:55

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
8 years 16 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
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ACTIVE
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1415 UTC Packet active over N. America on 145.80
N5VHO – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 13:22

Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska contacts the ISS

ISS Amateur Radio

I just wanted to let you folks know that this Saturday morning August 05 starting at 0712L we were successful in contacting Jeff Williams on the ISS. We had a solid contact that lasted for almost 8 minutes. We had the home school students from IDEA and they all had some interesting questions for the Science Officer aboard the ISS. The contact took place at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska. This is the first school contact for Alaska and we are not really a school but we had some very good cooperation from Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO with NASA at JSC in Houston, TX who gave us tips and info we needed. I worked Jeff on split frequencies on 2 meters. Uplink was on 145.200 and downlink was 145.800. I was using IC910H with full power on 2 m. My antenna was an arrow with a pre-amp. I disconnected the UHF side and used the 3el 2m side only. I had it mounted on a tripod mount on the roof of CLCA. I also had az-el rotors to track the space station. The radios are back home now but the antenna is still on the roof. I will remove it later next week.

kl7dr – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 11:51

Guestbook

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Hi from Basel-City Switzerland
jupiter – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 11:48

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
8 years 16 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
1240 UTC Packet active over N. America
N5VHO – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 11:41

ISS over Senegal

In response to the comment about ISS not being very active over Africa (Senagal)...

1) Do you mean that packet is only heard once every 1 minute?
If so, that is because no ground stations are sending packets via the ISS and only the beacon is being transmitted.

2) Do you mean packet not heard at all?
If so, the crew has not been keeping it on all the time for unknown reasons and you just got the short end of the deal.

3)Do you mean that no crew is on voice?
If so, then you are no different than most of the planet.

Kenneth - N5VHO

N5VHO – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 11:26

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
8 years 16 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
Nothing heard over senegal ... ISS is not very active over Africa...why, any idea ! pse let me know
6w1sa – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 10:27

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
8 years 16 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
601 am cdt over na, packet active
kb0zuu – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 10:02

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
8 years 16 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
430 am packet active om 145800 pver na
kb0zuu – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 08:29

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
8 years 16 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
250 am cdt packet on pc sat 2 faintly active, other wise 145800 mhz fm is all quiet ... over NA USA
kb0zuu – Sun, 2006 – 08 – 06 06:51
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