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4 sept ISS contact to school in Mogantown WV -USA !

4 September an ISS school contact has been planned with participants at West Virginia University, Lane Dept.of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Morgantown, WV .

The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:50 UTC.
The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

The contact will be direct between NA1SS and W8CUL.

The contact should be audible over the state of West Virginia, USA and adjacent areas.
Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink.
The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

IW2BSF – Thu, 2017 – 08 – 31 15:44

August 30th

ARISS Cross-Band Repeater Not Available for General Communication

The cross-band FM voice repeater aboard the International Space Station has not officially been activated for general amateur use, although some stations have reported successful contacts. The system is being used in an effort to detect telemetry from three recently deployed CubeSats.

EB1HHA – Wed, 2017 – 08 – 30 18:19

August 26th

ISS Turnstile Antenna

Making a VHF turnstile antenna

If I made this as a kit would people buy it ?


vk4tec – Sat, 2017 – 08 – 26 23:35

August 22nd

Some Amateurs radio call on 145.800 ! Mystery solved !

SOME HAM-RADIO CALL on 145.800 from 20 august !

Solved : is the Kenwood in the russian module in Trasponder Mode !

The input in UHF by the nanosat Tanyusha launch by the ISS during the last EVA . Some amateurs radio call during the ISS pass !

73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

NEWs STRANI SEGNALI RADIO A 145.800 ! gia' ieri durante i vari passaggi...

Dal 20 ago negli ultimi 3 passaggi del pomeirggio ASCOLTATO vari OM ( un francese, un italia7 ecc.)

ma sembra NON arrivano dalla ISS ma da UNO dei 2 satelliti sganciati nello scorso EVA ,

Tanyusha-SWSU 1

IW2BSF – Tue, 2017 – 08 – 22 15:50

August 18th

17 august NOW 5 nano-satellites in orbit by ISS !

From the ISS now there are 5 nano-satellites in ORBIT!

August 17, thanks to EVA of Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy, who released them from the International Space Station during their longtime extravagant activity.

The first to be launched was the TOMSK-TPU-120 satellite, which will allow to study the orbital reaction of 3D printed materials such as that of which it is composed of its supporting structure.

Then it was the turn of the two Tanyusha SWSU satellites, which will test the algorithms for a future constellation of self-organizing satellites.

IW2BSF – Fri, 2017 – 08 – 18 11:48

19 august contact to Fleet Science Center in San Diego CA

19 august at 16:44 UTC ISS CONTACT with the BE WISE group at Fleet Science Center in San Diego, CA

NOT udible in Europe, ONLY in America !

is planning to be live streamed at

73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

IW2BSF – Fri, 2017 – 08 – 18 07:39

August 17th

Russian EVA Activity on 130.165FM whilst over South Africa

Hi All,

Made a recording of the EVA transmission on 130.165FM whilst ISS passing N to E over South Africa tonight at 1905UTC.
Just under 5 hours into the EVA and now being chased now to start wrapping up.

The translation into English on NASATV humorous at times.

Waiting for the next pass...


ZS6TW – Thu, 2017 – 08 – 17 16:07

August 12th

12 august Paolo talk by ISS to test !!!

head at this pass 18:29 UTC over Europe

Paolo that have TESTED his radio with

the ARISS Mentor Francesco .

wow !!!

best 73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

IW2BSF – Sat, 2017 – 08 – 12 14:48

ISS packet radio status page

Made on a raspberry Pi

Andrew VK4TEC

vk4tec – Sat, 2017 – 08 – 12 09:51

August 10th

ISS next CONTACT: 14 aug. Japan and 19 aug. San Diego CA - USA !!!

NEXT SCHEDULE ISS CONTACT TO 11 august 20 august !

14 AUGUST 10:37 UTC

Contatto radio con Takaishi City Central Public Hall, Takaishi City, JAPAN

direct via 8N3TA

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA


16 AUGUST 5:30 a.m. EDT : NASA TV coverage of SpaceX Dragon spacecraft rendezvous at the space station and capture.

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli will grapple Dragon using the space station’s robotic arm.

IW2BSF – Thu, 2017 – 08 – 10 15:32

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