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.

Miles, WF1F received a message from Valery

ISS Amateur Radio

The ISS pms was off line for 6 days due to a tnc lock up. Valery power cycled the pms and then on the next orbit he loaded the
current date and time. No messages were lost. It seems that only the clock takes a hit when you power cycle.
Miles

IK1SLD – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 23 11:20

Send your name to Mars

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Send Your Name to Mars

In 2003, NASA will launch twin Mars Rovers on a seven plus month journey to the surface of Mars. For at least 90 Martian days, the Rovers will carry instruments to help scientists study.......

kc8fks – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 23 10:36

October 28 briefings on NASA TV

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OCTOBER 28 BRIEFINGS ON NASA TV TO DISCUSS NEW SPACE STATION HARDWARE AND EXPEDITION CREW

kc8fks – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 23 09:54

My first pass monitoring !!!

here is the log of the first pass for ISS back online.... 4:15pm est on oct 22, 2002..... after the boooobooo or whatever....

73'sssssssss

julian/ke4jno
(monitored from EM95 charlotte NC)
The "extended text" is the log file.... processed by ISS_NO44_process..

KE4JNO – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 23 09:52

Oh Yea...ISS is back!

Yes ISS and NO-44 are back....well 100% iSS AND PROBABLY no-44....I sent many packets over the last 2 passes and for a vertical antenna....There back......

73'ssssssssss

julian/ke4jno

KE4JNO – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 23 09:49

ISS-APRS PMS WORKING AGAIN

ISS Amateur Radio

SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR - N1ORC - TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVINGS-USA

N1ORC – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 22 22:26

MESSAGE FROM V. KORZUN ABOUT PMS PROBLEM

ISS Amateur Radio

Valery, sending me a message this afternoon, confirmed about a problem with the PMS during last week. The Commander re-powered the TNC and all seems ok.
Several messages are stored since this morning on the PMS.

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 22 14:39

CONFIRMED: ISS PACKET OK OVER EUROPE

Just 5 minutes ago (Oct. 22, 2002 at 07:35 UTC) I worked ISS Packet System succesfully. Frequency is 145.825 MHz Simplex. Pass was only 5 degrees for my station but a good signal permitted me to send a message to Valery confirming that all is OK. This is a list of message received during this contact. Latest message was on October 15, 2002.

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 22 08:52

ISS PACKET ACTIVE AGAIN

We have received a message from Scott, WA6LIE saying: '...ISS is back on packet! Is using 145.825 simplex. No more West Coast passes for the day.

73, Scott '

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During next hours we will have passes over Europe and we hope to receive packet too.

ISS FanClub Staff

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 22 08:09

When ISS packet is

As posted earlier, im working on a 100% automatic monitoring and web page posting system...Its fun and as with any Ham Radio project it should also be rewarding...

KE4JNO – Mon, 2002 – 10 – 21 23:49
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