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.

ISS Packet System will be temporarily QSY'ed

The ARISS team has agreed to a limited test of the ISS packet system as a
dual-hop constellation with PCsat. This means that the ISS packet system will be temporarily QSY'ed to the 145.825 MHz simplex frequency of the PCsat digipeater so that the two satellites can operate together.

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 08 20:09


ISS Amateur Radio

On the 1711 EDT pass I had a very good conversation with Cmdr . Korzun and he is looking forward to the arrival of the STS-112. He said it will keep them very busy with the 3 EVAs' that are planned. He was making many contacts in the US and also Canada. Arthur N1ORC

N1ORC – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 08 07:44

MAREX-NA News: Oct. 7, 2002

ISS Amateur Radio

Packet Mail problem
Shuttle Launch expected
Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division
By Miles Mann WF1F,

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 08 00:54

STS-112 Atlantis en route to the ISS

Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-12 is en
route to the International Space Station.
Launch's happened today October 7, 2002 at 19:46 UTC.

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 08 00:14

Atlantis STS-112 Info and Images

Space Shuttle

Hello, I have prepared as always a page with information and images about the incoming Shuttle mission STS-112. Countdown and other can be found here at SpaceOnLine Satellite News

IK1SLD – Sun, 2002 – 10 – 06 14:28

ISS Status Report #46 - Oct. 4, 2002

ISS Status Report

With Houston's Mission Control Center (MCC) back in operation, the
deliberate power up of the International Space Station is proceeding as

IK1SLD – Sat, 2002 – 10 – 05 22:07

Susan Helms leaves NASA(CQoct.2002)

ISS Amateur Radio

ISS astronaut Susan Helms,kc7nhz,who was very active on ham radio from the International Space Station, has left NASA and returned to her primary job as an Air Force Colonel.

kc8fks – Sat, 2002 – 10 – 05 21:24

AMSAT-DL: Lets Go to Mars!

Space News

The German amateur satellite organization, AMSAT-DL, has proposed sending an amateur radio satellite to Mars!

As envisioned, the satellite would be a "mother ship" for launching smaller probes that would transmit back information about the Martian atmosphere and surface,as well as a repeater that would beam that information back to earth.

For more information, see the AMSAT-DL website at http://www.amsat-dl.org/p5a/p5a-to-mars.pdf

kc8fks – Sat, 2002 – 10 – 05 21:23

Valery Korzun says Shuttle is OK for launch

Space Shuttle

I just talked with Valery Korzun and he says the Shuttle launch will occur on Monday and all is going well and no problem.

Mission Control had been shut down earlier in the week due to the potential threat from Hurricane Lili but it is ready to support countdown activities Sunday.

IK1SLD – Sat, 2002 – 10 – 05 16:40

ISS Voice QSO with 5 watts

ISS Amateur Radio

I have a 4 element Yagi beam installed on a tripod in my balcony. This is the antenna I use for VHF communications. It's a fix mount, so I can't rotate or elevate the antenna. I have pointed towards North and aproximately about 5 degrees elevation.

CT1ETE – Fri, 2002 – 10 – 04 20:52

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