I have read comments about how inactive the ham radio is at the moment on the iss and some have said this might be because of the lack of crew on board.In recent times i have listend to iss crew having general qso`s with other hams.It seems to me that some crew members might be more intersted in ham radio than other crew members.

My question is. Most of the iss crew seem to have there own ham call sign.I was wondering if this is part of there training even if they have no interest in ham radio. I know that there have been crew members that have had interest in ham radio.

I was wondering if this was the case at the moment that we have crew on board that don`t use the ham radio much? Maybe they are just to busy..

G0PLV – Wed, 2011 – 09 – 28 17:51


For the US crew members, most volunteer to get their amateur radio license to support the educational outreach project while others do not ever get licensed. Several become more interested later and will use the radio in their spare time. Only a very few where licensed before they became astronauts.

Kenneth - N5VHO

Submitted by N5VHO on Thu, 2011-09-29 09:59.


Thanks alot for that info Kenneth.I have only been following the iss recently so not to clued up on the subject.


Submitted by G0PLV on Mon, 2011-10-03 14:25.

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