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.

STS-112 MCC Status Report #15

ISS Status Report

The third and final spacewalk of the mission concluded at 3:47 p.m. today, 6 hours and 36 minutes after Dave Wolf and Piers Sellers floated out of the Quest airlock of the International Space Station and into the vacuum of space.

N1ORC – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 15 11:35

Complete Dual Hop Opportunities by WB4APR

ISS Amateur Radio

There are many,many more. I was only looking for USA opportunities. Three are many opportunities every day over other countries. And coutries far from Europe and USA will have better luck too.

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 15 08:31


Space Shuttle

The third and final spacewalk of STS-112 came to a close Monday at 3:47 p.m. CDT (2047 GMT). Astronauts Piers Sellers and David Wolf continued work to activate and outfit the S1 (S-One) Truss, which was attached to the International Space Station on Thursday.

N1ORC – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 15 08:20

Alaska and Pacific Northwest ISS/PCsat

ISS Amateur Radio

This evening is a great opportunity for hams in Alaska and the Pcacific Northwest to do a double-hop (or triple hop test) between ISS and PCsat (if ISS is over on 145.825).

IK1SLD – Mon, 2002 – 10 – 14 20:15

STS-112 MCC Status Report #14

ISS Status Report

Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

STS-112 MCC Status Report #14

Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, 5:00 a.m. CDT

Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas

N1ORC – Mon, 2002 – 10 – 14 13:08

STS-112 MCC Status Report #13

ISS Status Report

Astronauts and cosmonauts on board Atlantis and the International Space Station spent today transferring supplies and hardware, and preparing for Monday's third and final spacewalk of the mission.

N1ORC – Mon, 2002 – 10 – 14 07:04


ISS Status Report

The Expedition Five crewmembers will spend several hours today working on the International Space Station's treadmill exercise machine. They will replace the Treadmill Vibration Isolation System, or TVIS, which malfunctioned in July.

N1ORC – Sun, 2002 – 10 – 13 22:18

ISS - PCSAT Joint Windows

ISS Amateur Radio

Prediction received from WB4APR Bob including the 3 planned ISS maneuvers over the next weeks. If you have a pass of EITHER spacecraft during these windows, you have a chance at witnessing a double hop path.

IK1SLD – Sun, 2002 – 10 – 13 20:31


ISS Amateur Radio

Message received from WB4APR, Bob Bruninga: "..This was pass of ISS and PCsat over USA with PCsat almost directlly 500 miles overhead of ISS over Newfoundland.....".

IK1SLD – Sun, 2002 – 10 – 13 20:01

Worked Valery on phone easily

ISS Amateur Radio

After some tests I have worked Valery on phone quite easily with 50 w and a 9 elements two meters above the ground on my roof-garden.
I am very glad I have been talking with him after so many years since his last mission on MIR.


Martino ik3riy, Venice, Italy

IK3RIY – Sun, 2002 – 10 – 13 19:01

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