During 1996, a group of amateur radio operators involved in the communications with the MIR Space Station, decided to join into the "Mir Fan Club". In a very short time over 1200 enthusiasts from all over the world asked to participate, including Cosmonaut Valery Korzun, while leading crew #22. Nowdays MIR is not flying anymore, but here we are again with the same spirit and the same enthusiasm for the ISS, the new International Space Station.

Amateur Radio TV and CW beacons for ISS

ARISS

ARISS are hoping to establish an amateur radio 2.4 GHz TV beacon and a CW beacon on the International Space Station.

PY4MAB – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 05 12:09

André Kuipers: bringing space a little closer to home

ISS News

Dutch astronaut André Kuipers returns to Earth on Sunday after spending over six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

PY4MAB – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 05 12:05

Radio hams swap places on the ISS

ISS News

Three Expedition 32 crew members to the International Space Station
are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-05M from the Baikonur
Space Center in Kazakhstan on July 15.

PY4MAB – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 05 11:41

ARISS Status June 25, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Canada Scouts Contact Successful
3. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
4. AMSAT News Service on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contacts
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for the Virginia Air and Space Center located in Hampton, Virginia on Tuesday, June 26 at 18:22 UTC. The contact is part of a comprehensive education plan which will pique students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 06 – 25 11:59

ARISS Status June 18, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Successful ARISS Contacts Held
3. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS
4. Astronaut Training Status

1. Upcoming School Contact
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Scouts Canada, Nova Scotia Council in Dartmouth, Canada on Saturday, June 23 at 17:10 UTC via station VK5ZAI in Australia. A “Space Program Event” will be held with Scouts of various ages in conjunction with groups earning their Science Badge Awards. The youth will learn about space, the ISS and amateur radio.

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 06 – 18 10:23

Status of ISS Ham Radio Operations

ISS Amateur Radio

ISS Amateur Radio Project Engineer Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO reports the ARISS digipeater has changed frequency from 145.825 MHz (up/down) to 437.550 MHz (up/down). The same digi alias ARISS is still used.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2012 – 06 – 11 18:31

ARISS Status June 11, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Japanese Contact Successful
3. AMSAT News Service on ARISS
4. Astronaut Training Status

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 06 – 11 09:34

ARISS Status June 4, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Australian Contact Successful
3. Burbank Debrief Held
4. ARISS in ARRL QST
5. AMSAT News Service on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact
Kawatinagano Higashi Junior High School in Kawatinagano, Osaka, Japan has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Wednesday, June 6 at 11:18 UTC. The contact will supplement lessons about the ISS and its mission.

2. Australian Contact Successful

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 06 – 04 10:48

ARISS Status May 29, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. Northland Preparatory Academy Calls ISS
3. Burbank Debrief Scheduled
4. AMSAT News Service on ARISS
5. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact

N5VHO – Tue, 2012 – 05 – 29 09:21

ARISS Status May 21, 2012

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contact
2. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
3. Astronaut Training Status
4. ARRL Site for ARISS Volunteers
5. AMSAT News Service on ARISS
6. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contact
Northland Preparatory Academy in Flagstaff, Arizona has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Thursday, May 24 at 17:00 UTC. The contact is part of a comprehensive education plan which will pique students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 05 – 21 10:28
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