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NASA On The Air (NOTE) From December 2017!

The various amateur radio clubs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States invite the amateur radio community to join the special NOTE event (NASA On The Air).

NOTE starts from December 2017 and continues until December 2018!

In addition to being the 60th anniversary of the agency, 2018 will mark 50 years since NASA orbiting the first human being around the moon and 20 years since the first elements of the International Space Station (ISS) were launched into Earth's orbit low.

Starting Monday, December 11, 2017, the stations of the VARIOUS amateur radio clubs at the various centers and facilities of NASA will be aired with special operations to celebrate these monumental milestones, as well as the current milestones. Some clubs will offer commemorative QSL and a special certificate will be available indicating the number of NASA club stations working on various bands and modes.

"We plan to have a web-based system to check your total points and download a printable certificate at the end of the event in December 2018," said NASA's announcement. "Points will be awarded for each center that worked on each band and mode (telephone, CW, digital and" space "mode - satellites, meteors, EME, ISS APRS)."

This would, of course, include contacts with any amateur radio stations on the ISS.

The main anniversaries during NOTE include the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 17 of 11 December 2017, which starts the event; Founding of NASA on July 29, 1958; the 20th anniversary of the launch of the first element of the ISS on 20 November 1998; the twentieth anniversary of the launch of the ISS 1 Node on 4 December 1998 and the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 - launched on 21 December 1968 and returned on 27 December - marks the end of the event.

Amateur radio clubs at various NASA facilities will sponsor their special events to commemorate and celebrate specific events.

"We hope to be on the air for occasional contacts and contests, all contacts with NASA club stations count on the total," said the announcement. "

QSL cards can be requested from each club you work in and details will be on the individual QRZ.com profile page for each club name. "

Here is the list of the various clubs:

Research Center Ames ARC NA6MF California
Armstrong Flight Research Center AFRC NA6SA California
Glenn Research Center GRC NA8SA Ohio
Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC WA3NAN Maryland
ISS NA1SS International Space Station, in Earth orbit!
Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL W6VIO California
Johnson Space Center JSC W5RRR Texas
Kennedy Space Center KSC N1KSC Florida
Langley Research Center LARC KG4NJA Virginia
Marshall Space Flight Center MSFC NN4SA Alabama
Stennis Space Center SSC TBD Mississippi
Wallops Fight Facility WFF W4WFF Virginia
White Sands Complex WSC N5BL New Mexico

Further information is available on the NASA On The Air website.

Participating amateur radio clubs and the On The Air (NOT) event of NASA are independent and not officially sponsored by NASA.

ISS contacts:

The ISS will be active during this period. ISS does not keep a record. (Honor system)
To send an ISS contact, you need to register it on the website. (TBD)

Mode on the ISS:
Receiving SSTV images
Voice (unlikely)
Only one contact will be counted

Operating modes:

Phone (SSB | FM | Digital Voice)
DIGITAL (FT8, PSK31, JT65, RTTY, MSK144, SSTV, JT9, most likely)


160M -> 70CM, most likely

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