No more APRS data from ISS

Hello all,
Since yesterday morning (12-05-2017) we do not hear any more APRS data from ISS. Also impossible to join it.

As anyone experienced the same thing ?

73 de F6FCD, Lionel

F6FCD – Sat, 2017 – 05 – 13 05:25

Re: No more APRS data from ISS


The ISS radios were turned off Friday (12 May) for a spacewalk, which is normal. The digipeater was turned on early this (Saturday, 13 May) morning, and shows activity since just before 1100 UTC when the ISS was passing over North America.


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Submitted by WD9EWK on Sat, 2017-05-13 10:25.

Black out since May 17

Since May 17th, ISS is in silent mode again.

Submitted by F4BPP on Fri, 2017-05-19 05:49.

Status unkown

Just starting to look into this problem. Crew has done a power cycle of the system late today (May 19 GMT). Waiting to see if that fixes it or if more investigation is needed.

Kenneth - N5VHO

Submitted by N5VHO on Fri, 2017-05-19 14:16.

Re: Status unkown

Still no beacon according to

Will confirm in a couple of hours, after next pass over europe.

Submitted by bring on Fri, 2017-05-19 16:40.

Re: Status unkown

Yes, VHF is back!

Thanks to those who reached out to the crew

Submitted by bring on Fri, 2017-05-19 20:19.

ISS Digipeater working again

All appeared well after reboot on 12-deg pass over Exeter 22:34z. Beacons heard from other stations including my own and station logged onto RS0ISS-1 bbs also.

Submitted by G7HCE on Fri, 2017-05-19 19:13.

Packet Radio is back !

First, thanks for the answers and second, as I wrote on the reports section, Packet is now operational again. I tried to connect to the BBS for my educational project and I succeeded but I could not read my messages because of low signal despite a high elevation. I was not using my perfect QFH antenna (see it on my website at since I didn't expect ISS to be operational again. So I used my tiny 1,50 m mobile omni-directional antenna cause I had no time to switch aerials. Next try should be better.

Submitted by F4BPP on Fri, 2017-05-19 19:09.

Status unknown

Last report from the digipeater was 13 hours ago May 22, and it was silent over NA for the 03:45 pass (May 23).

NU7B, Steve

Submitted by NU7B on Tue, 2017-05-23 00:07.

Status inferred

I should have checked the ISS website. There's a spacewalk today May 23. So that answers the question.

Steve NU7B

Submitted by NU7B on Tue, 2017-05-23 00:50.

Thank you Patrick for quick

Thank you Patrick for quick reply,
73, lionel

Submitted by F6FCD on Sat, 2017-05-13 12:34.

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