During 1996, a group of amateur radio operators involved in the communications with the MIR Space Station, decided to join into the "Mir Fan Club". In a very short time over 1200 enthusiasts from all over the world asked to participate, including Cosmonaut Valery Korzun, while leading crew #22. Nowdays MIR is not flying anymore, but here we are again with the same spirit and the same enthusiasm for the ISS, the new International Space Station.
The VHF handheld radio model that has been used by the ARISS program to connect students worldwide with astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) for over 16 years has given an error message and is unusable at this time. While the ARISS technical team evaluates the best path to restore operation from the Columbus module, ARISS contacts will be supported using the Kenwood radio in the Russian Service Module. During this period, the packet digipeater will be unavailable.
Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to depart the orbiting outpost Saturday, June 18. NASA TV will provide coverage of their preparations for departure and return to Earth beginning at 8:15 a.m. CDT tomorrow, June 17.
A telebridge contact via IK1SLD with students at Venta School,Carp, Ontario, Canada is scheduled for 2016-05-30 19:00 UTC
Very nice receiving Contact with the ISS and the Telebridge
Station and the School in Ontario in Canada.
The max Elevation in Switzerland only max 22 Grad. (not very
good, paul Is Happy) My Hill the Säntis is only 15 Km from my Station in St.Gallen. The Säntis is 2504 Meter High. 22 Grad Elevation in very higher als the Hill Säntis.
my Video from this Session in on YOUTUBE:
Best regards to all from St.Gallen in Switzerland
Paul overname is (satellitenpaul)