19 feb : NEW Ericsson VHF radio on ISS !

Included as part of the successful launch of the SpaceX Dragon 9 (mission CRS-10 of 19 february 14:39 UTC) vehicle to ISS is an ARISS Ericsson 2 meter radio.

This radio will replace the Ericsson radio that failed a few months ago.

Now this NEW radio is installed for the VHF contact to the schools on Earth.

A great notice .... hi

best 73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

IW2BSF – Tue, 2017 – 02 – 21 15:38

Re: New Ericsson VHF radio

Brilliant news for both schools contact and packet digipeater.

I'm told that Dragon is not yet docked with ISS and vhf radio is not yet installed.?

Submitted by G7HCE on Tue, 2017-02-21 18:15.

New Ericsson VHF radio not yet on ISS

Hi!

The new Ericsson VHF radio is not yet aboard the ISS. It looks like the scheduled docking of the Dragon has been pushed back a day, to Thursday (23 February). Even after Dragon docks, it has to be unloaded, and then the radio will have to be installed in the Columbus module on whatever schedule the crew is working under. It could happen quickly, which would be nice for hams on the ground, or it might take some time. Patience is key...

73!

Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @WD9EWK

Submitted by WD9EWK on Wed, 2017-02-22 09:22.
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