LU 5DFO saw again the ISS over La Plata city, before sunrise, Sun 2011-08-21, from NW to SE from 9.04 to 9.10 ours UTC, 71 degree elevation, altitude 403 Km, speed 7666 m/s, minimum distance 426 Km, mag -3.5, not signals packet, with clear sky.-

domilore – Sun, 2011 – 08 – 21 05:31

No packet heard from ISS

No Packet heard on the pass today over NSW , Australia 23/08/2011 0300 UTC

Submitted by VK2DLI on Mon, 2011-08-22 23:10.

nothing heard from ISS/ Arissat-1 in days

same thing here , no signals from ISS on 145.825 and nothing heard from Arissat-1 145.950 in days either ( although i maily listen late night ) anyone have any explanation on these reports?

Submitted by kb0zuu on Tue, 2011-08-23 01:39.

Arissat-1 sstv too weak for my station to copy.

Since the battery deteroriation, in sunlight or not, I am no longer able receive clear sstv images on 145.950 with my usual pre-amp/vertical antenna setup. Signals are too weak despite multiple passes and incident angles. My copy was fantastic when ARISSAT first transmitted, now nothing clear. If no fix, the satellite sstv is no longer accessible from my location or setup.

Submitted by K3AS on Tue, 2011-08-23 10:58.


For ARISSat-1, the answer is that the satellite can now only operate in sunlight as it appears the battery can no longer support a charge. Operations are supported by the solar panels only now.

For ISS, (just a guess) Russians probably powered it off to support an experiment and forgot to power it back on. Should come back after the next school contact (scheduled for Aug 25).

Submitted by N5VHO on Tue, 2011-08-23 09:32.

Loud & clear signal from ARISSat-1 here

Not the same thing here ;) On a 18:02Z pass over the area where I am right now (Arén, Spain, IN92pg) I was able to receive an incredibly clear signal from ARISSat-1, not very strong but as I've said very clear and very loud, with almost no fading or static noise while the sat was overhead (in fact I think it's been the ARISSat-1 pass in which I've received the clearest signal of all). So all I can say is that when it passed over here it was fully active and in High Power Mode.

Submitted by raptor22stealth on Tue, 2011-08-23 07:12.

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