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October 11th



I have some knowledge of basic radio theory and would like to try listening to ISS.

I was thinking of buying a second-hand Icom PCR1000, but would be keen to hear any comments on what would be suitable without breaking the bank please.

Also, I have been reading about "egg-beater" type antennae for use with weather satellite reception, and wondered if this would be a good idea for ISS also.

Any advice would be gratefully received.

Many thanks......Mike (Cambridge - UK)

mikeverrechia – Thu, 2012 – 10 – 11 08:50

September 26th

Live broadcast of ISS amateur radio CubeSat Deployment

The deployment of five CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS) is planned for Thursday, September 27 at around 1510 UT and will be broadcast live on the web

Four of the CubeSats carry Amateur Radio payloads, they are F-1, FITSAT-1, WE-WISH and TechEdSat. Further information and frequencies at

Trevor M5AKA

M5AKA – Wed, 2012 – 09 – 26 15:27

September 14th

Russian voice over The Netherlands

During the pass of 14 sept. 2012 09.42h Russian voice over The Netherlands.

Janos13 – Fri, 2012 – 09 – 14 06:31

September 12th

ISS / OR4ISS contact with Gymnasium Unterrieden, Sindelfingen, Germany

Hi all,

Heard today at 7.11 UTC, maximum signal was 8 / nice audio during a short moment.

Sunita Williams ( KD5PLB ) was operating the ISS station as OR4ISS...


ON3JMV in JO10rn

ON3JMV – Thu, 2012 – 09 – 13 03:46

September 7th

photos or TV images

Pictures and / or maybe from another viewpoint hdthe tv hits

Anonymous – Fri, 2012 – 09 – 07 22:19

When will the repeater be back on?

Does anyone know when the voice repeater will be back on?


N8FNR – Fri, 2012 – 09 – 07 08:35

September 5th

Kenwood D700

The purifier is now using the power outlet that the Kenwood radio normally uses. Is there any light at the end of this very long tunnel that this power issue with the purifier and the Kenwood D700 might be resolved in the near future? I am refurring to the Kenwood D700 being returned to service for general ISS contact by Ham Radio Operators. The purifier must take priority to the radio, and this I do understand.

Thank you

Chuck Calhoun W7RTY

Chuck Calhoun – Wed, 2012 – 09 – 05 13:25

September 3rd

APRS Contact

Hi everybody,

I have just received some stations during the last pass over my QTH (see my report).

I passed on the air also with the TMD 700 and i received "MY POS" on the screen.

Is that my position came via ISS ? How to be sure i made the contact ?

This is the 1st time i see that.

Thanks for your answer.

Best 73's de Willy

F4ESV – Mon, 2012 – 09 – 03 11:45

Voice operation from the International Space Station

Do they ever become active on voice other than for school contacts?
I have tried most every pass for the most of this year 2012 and have had no success.

K4SDS – Mon, 2012 – 09 – 03 08:04

August 28th

ARISS contact planned with school in Germany

Friday August 31, 2012 at 11.23 UTC, which is 13.23 CEST, an ARISS contact is planned with Megina Gymnasium Mayen, Germany

This will be a direct radio contact operated by DN1PU.

Downlink signals from the International Space Station will be audible over Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.

LZ4SC – Tue, 2012 – 08 – 28 07:52

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