23 feb contact with 2 schools in France !

ARISS contact planned for two schools in France!

An International Space Station. contact has been planned for astronaut Thomas Pesquet FX0ISS with Ecole primaire Elie Desplan, Boissières, France and Marie Castang, Saint Dionisy, France.

The event is scheduled Thursday February 23, 2017 at approximately 08:31 UTC, which is 09:31CEWT.

The contact will be operated by F4HHV.

The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 437.525 MHz narrowband FM.

Moreover, the Ham Video transmitter will probably be activated. ISS DATV will be streamed on


best 73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

IW2BSF – Mon, 2017 – 02 – 20 09:06

France contact reschedule

The French contact for Feb 23 is having to be rescheduled due to impacts from unsuccessful berthing of the Space X vehicle on Feb 22. Stay tuned for updated info.

Submitted by N5VHO on Wed, 2017-02-22 19:03.

France contact reschedule for Feb 25

The event has been rescheduled for 13:12 UTC on Saturday, February 25.

Submitted by N5VHO on Thu, 2017-02-23 15:57.


Hello Rudy,

any idea why this contact will be in UHF rather than on the good old VHF 145.800, far more easier to listen to with little gear/antenna ?

Thank you.

73 from F5FIE.

Submitted by F5FIE on Mon, 2017-02-20 13:43.


Ericsson VHF handheld radio has failed and been replaced by Ericsson UHF handheld radio and is located with Ham Video transmitter (HamTv) being used for the ARISS contact in the Columbus module.

Submitted by G7HCE on Mon, 2017-02-20 14:52.


yes.... arrived the NEW vhf ericsson radio abord in the COLUMBUS module !

The ARISS contact with Ecole primaire Elie Desplan, Boissieres and Marie Castang, Saint Dionisy, France, which was scheduled for Thursday February 23 at 08:31 UTC , has been cancelled. The contact will be rescheduled for a later date.

73 de IW2BSF Rudy

Submitted by IW2BSF on Thu, 2017-02-23 04:10.

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