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.


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 09:52


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 '


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

ISS FanClub Staff

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 22 09:09

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 – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 22 00:49

Cosmonaut dies at 70

Space News

Cosmonaut Nikolai Rukavishnikov, who encountered hair-raising problems on two of his three space missions for the Soviet Union, died Saturday of a heart attack, Russian media reported. He was 70.

kc8fks – Mon, 2002 – 10 – 21 01:46

ISS throughs first pitch for world series

Space News

When Chief Umpire Jerry Crawford calls for the traditional ceremonial first pitch in the first game of the World Series Saturday, the ball will "virtually" travel more than 240 miles, all the way from the International Space Station (ISS) to Anaheim, Calif.

kc8fks – Mon, 2002 – 10 – 21 01:44


ISS Amateur Radio

I have received a message from ISS Commander Valery Korzun about the Hamradio Station Status during last week. The Packet Radio silence is continuing to being unknown. In the Valery's message there isn't a reference to the packet system.

IK1SLD – Sun, 2002 – 10 – 20 12:18

STS-112 landed safely at KSC: Images

Space Shuttle

After Space Shuttle STS-112 landing we have prepared some images about this event. Here is an example.
ISS FanClub Staff

IK1SLD – Sat, 2002 – 10 – 19 15:08

STS-112 MCC Status Report #23

ISS Status Report

Space Shuttle Atlantis glided to a noontime landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida completing a 4.5 million mile journey to outfit the International Space Station with a new section of truss and supplies for the Expedition crew onboard.

IK1SLD – Fri, 2002 – 10 – 18 18:29

STS-112 landed some minutes ago at KSC

Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-112 touched down at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, ending an International Space Station assembly mission. Landing occurred at 10:44 a.m. CDT (1544 GMT), ending the mission at the 11-day, 19-hour, 58-minute mark.

IK1SLD – Fri, 2002 – 10 – 18 18:27

Double Hop Testing Continue

ISS Amateur Radio

The ARISS team has instructed the Valery to leave the Packet system on 145.825 for an additional week to support the double hop experimentation.

N1ORC – Fri, 2002 – 10 – 18 15:23

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