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.

ARISS Status April 2, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. California Students Contact ISS Astronaut
3. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
4. AMSAT News Service on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 04 – 02 11:39

ESA's 'Edoardo Amaldi' Reaches Orbit

ISS News

Following its launch at 11:34:04 a.m. CDT, the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) “Edoardo Amaldi” has reached its planned orbit and deployed its solar arrays.

The unmanned cargo spacecraft is scheduled to dock to the International Space Station at 5:32 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, delivering 220 pounds of oxygen, 628 pounds of water, 4.5 tons of propellant, and nearly 2.5 tons of dry cargo, including experiment hardware, spare parts, food, and clothing.

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 03 – 26 13:54

ARISS Status March 26, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Swiss Contact Successful
3. North Carolina Students Radio ISS
4. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
5. AMSAT News Service on ARISS Mentors

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 03 – 26 10:39

ARISS Status March 19, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Liberty Junior High Radios Don Pettit on ISS
3. Belgium Contact Successful
4. Leone Acciaiuoli Students Question ISS Astronaut
5. ARISS-U.S. Schools Selected

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 03 – 19 15:43

W5LFL and W5KWQ - Man On A Mission - the movie

ISS Amateur Radio

W5LFL and W5KWQ - Man On A Mission - the movie

We travel back in time to 1983. That's when then NASA astronaut and ham operator Owen Garriott, W5LFL, made the first manned amateur radio transmission from space. His pioneering effort from flight STS-9 paved the way for today's International Space Station ARISS program.

Several decades later, Owen's son Richard, W5KWQ, would fly to the ISS and use the same method to talk to his dad and many others here on planet Earth.

PS8RF – Sun, 2012 – 03 – 18 10:49

18-03-2012 11.31 utc OR4ISS school contact: IQ6LN Istituto Tecnologico Statale Trasporti e Logistica Leone Acciaiuoli, Ortona, Italy

freq 145.800, ant vertical, radio kenwood tw-4000

I had qrm and also the orbit wasn't good for me because of a mountain that shield me at the end of the passage.

Here I report the mail of Gaston Bertels, ON4WF ARISS Chairman whith the student's questions

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ARISS contact planned with school in Ortona, Italy.

An International Space Station school contact has been planned Sunday 18 March 2012 at approximately 11.31 UTC with students at Istituto Tecnologico Statale Trasporti e Logistica "Leone Acciaiuoli", Ortona, Italy. 11.31 UTC = 12.31 CEWT.

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iz1rfd – Sun, 2012 – 03 – 18 09:08

16. March 2012 at 10:10 UTC ARISS Contact between the Middenschool de Regenboog Bree in Belgium with OR4ISS André Kuipers/PI9ISS

16. March 2012 at 10:10 UTC ARISS Contact between the Middenschool de Regenboog Bree in Belgium with OR4ISS André Kuipers/PI9ISS.

Congratulation the students of the Middenschool de Regenboog Bree in Belgium
and André Kuipers for the successful ARISS-Contact. After the ARISS-Contact,
André is calling CQ as PI9ISS.

By this recording you can hear a part of my receipt.
Received on 145.800 MHZ in FM
in JN77sn.

vy 73 to ALL de Christian
(SWL-CHMY)

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SWL-CHMY – Fri, 2012 – 03 – 16 06:52

A flashback to Mir...

Hi!

While I was working on my computers at home this evening, I was testing a streaming audio app on my iPod. I stumbled across the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National service, and dropped into the middle of a program called Top of the Pods. The program that was in progress sounded like it was talking about something related to ham radio - and it was! It was a program about an Australian YL ham who connected to the Mir packet mailbox about 20 years ago, including through the time of the disintegration of the USSR in late 1991.

WD9EWK – Tue, 2012 – 03 – 13 00:00

ARISS Status March 5, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. ESA Awards ARISS Contact to Winners of Competition
3. Atlanta, Georgia Youth Radio ISS Astronaut
4. Pettit Chats with Greek Students via ARISS
5. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 03 – 05 11:56

ISS FLYING THROUGH A GEOMAGNETIC STORM

Space News

Lately, the International Space Station has been flying through geomagnetic storms, giving astronauts a close-up view of the aurora borealis just outside their windows.

ISS Flight Engineer 5 Don Pettit shares the experience in a new video from Science@NASA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL_-Zz7JDoA

Expedition 30 is the 30th long-duration mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Commander Dan Burbank, NASA
Flight Engineer 1 Anton Shkaplerov, RSA
Flight Engineer 2 Anatoli Ivanishin, RSA
Flight Engineer 3 Oleg Kononenko,RSA
Flight Engineer 4 André Kuipers, ESA

M0ODV – Fri, 2012 – 03 – 02 19:34
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