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.

Expedition 30 Lands in Kazakhstan

ISS News

The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin landed in Kazakhstan at 7:45 a.m. EDT. They undocked from the International Space Station at 4:18 a.m. officially ending their stay.

The Soyuz performed a deorbit burn at 6:49 a.m. before the descent module separated from the rest of the Russian spacecraft and entered the Earth’s atmosphere. Afterward, the Soyuz deployed several parachutes, slowing its descent, and then fired three small engines to soften its landing.

N5VHO – Fri, 2012 – 04 – 27 09:00

ARISS Status April 23, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Flabob Airport Students Speak with ISS Astronaut Don Pettit
3. New Proposal Cycle for ARISS-US Contacts
4. ARISS-International Meeting Held
5. AMSAT News Service on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 04 – 23 09:32

22/04/2012 PA1KR de PI9ISS

A lucky day today for PA1KR.
73' de IZ3SRF.

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IZ3SRF – Mon, 2012 – 04 – 23 01:58

Owen Garriott, W5LFL and mission STS-9

Space Shuttle

Owen Garriott, W5LFL and mission STS-9

An old video of astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL and mission STS-9 made by the ARRL, has been released on the MrQRZDx channel on youtube, telling the story of Owen Garriott, W5LFL when he was on board the space shuttle mission STS-9 in 1983.

PY4MAB – Sun, 2012 – 04 – 22 20:27

ARISS Status April 16, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Astronaut Don Pettit Radios Ecuadorian School
3. Iruma Contact Successful
4. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
5. AMSAT News Service on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 04 – 16 11:57

Upcoming ARISS ham radio contact with Japanese Scouts

ARISS

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants Troop 2nd & 3rd Iruma Group, Saitama Scout Council Scout Association Of Japan, Iruma, Japan on 14 April.

PY4MAB – Sat, 2012 – 04 – 14 09:09

2012-04-13 17:59 UTC Don Petitt ISS crew member - contact with Academia Cotopaxi, Quito, Ecuador, telebridge via IK1SLD

145.800; Ant: vertical, omnidirectional; TRX: FT-7800; Loc: KO02JD

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SQ5NWI – Fri, 2012 – 04 – 13 13:40

2012-04-12 20:31 UTC Russian ISS crew members - contact with RO1A

QSO in russian language heard using base vertical omnidirectional antenna.
Report was up to 55. Good receive till east horizon.

145.800; Ant: vertical, omnidirectional; TRX: FT-7800; Loc: KO02JD

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SQ5NWI – Thu, 2012 – 04 – 12 17:33

Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

ARISS

On April 6, Amateur Radio Newsline report #1808 included a story about the sessions that will be held at Dayton Hamvention to recruit ARISS mentors. The article, “Ham Radio in Space: ARISS Mentor Introduction at Dayton 2012” may be found at: http://www.arnewsline.org/storage/scripts/nsln1808.txt

PY4MAB – Tue, 2012 – 04 – 10 19:40

Australian Students Radio ISS

ARISS

On Tuesday, April 3, St. Anthony's Parish Primary School in Canberra, Australia established an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with Dan Burbank, KC5ZSX on the ISS via Australian telebridge station VK5ZAI. The contact was integrated into the school space curriculum. In addition to the contact, students participated in hands-on activities such as creating space-related posters and designing their own space stations.

PY4MAB – Tue, 2012 – 04 – 10 19:38