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.

Estimated STS-112 Launch Time

Space Shuttle

Estimated STS-112 launch time calculated with DOS Program "STS2ISS" Ver. 0.2 01.06.2002 author Udo, DL7OL

IK1SLD – Fri, 2002 – 10 – 04 15:05


Space Shuttle

Oct 7th earliest STS-112 will launch. Hurricane Threat to Mission Control Forces Launch Delay.The potential threat of Hurricane Lili to the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, forced Space Shuttle Program managers to push the launch of STS-112 back to Monday.

N1ORC – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 02 21:15

Channels stored in Ericsson MP-A radio onboard ISS

ISS Amateur Radio

Info from Frank H. Bauer and Miles Mann.
A1 - B1 - B6 ? How many channels ?
Frank:"The Ericsson MP-A radios have a bank of 64 discrete frequency channels.
Four zones (A-D) with 16 frequencies in each zone".

IK1SLD – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 02 15:19

KC7QYR Michael wins the IFC gift

Space News

So we finally have a winner: KC7QYR Michael from Seattle is the lucky winner of the IFC gift.

To pick is name up we used a computer program wich generated a random number between 1 and 130 (the range of numbers where the first 100 valid subscribers where located).

We a valid number (101) at first try.

Michael wins a wonderful picture of the ISS crew#1 signed by Krikalev and Gidzenko at the Iss Forum 2001 in Berlin.

Congratulations Michael !

iz6byy – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 02 13:21

Russia will not abandon ISS project

ISS Status Report

MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Russia's space agency will not give up participation in the International Space Station despite funding hardships that have brought its chief spacecraft manufacturer to the brink of financial collapse, a space official told United Press International Friday.

N1ORC – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 01 22:59


Space Shuttle

CAPE CANAVERAL -- Just when it seemed Kennedy Space Center dodged Hurricane Lili, the storm appears to be headed for Houston's mission control center, potentially delaying Wednesday's launch of shuttle Atlantis.

N1ORC – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 01 22:55


Space Shuttle

STS-112's launch countdown began over the weekend at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and preparations remain on schedule for lift off. The STS-112 crew arrived at KSC Sunday morning.

N1ORC – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 01 22:52

ISS Status Report #44 - Sep. 29, 2002

ISS Status Report

Submitted by N1ORC

Report #44
1 p.m. CDT, Sunday, September 29, 2002
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas
An unmanned Russian resupply craft successfully docked to the International Space Station Sunday, bringing almost a ton of food, fuel and supplies.......

emilce – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 01 12:50

Scott WA6LIE remarks about MAREX-NA Bulletin

ISS Amateur Radio

Submitted by Scott WA6LIE
I had the same type of experience with MIR.
We had a good evening pass which was visible!!
To boot, I had several neighbors outside watching MIR pass overhead.

emilce – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 01 12:45

ISS Amateur Radio Status: Sep. 29, 2002

ISS Amateur Radio

By Miles Mann WF1F
Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division

Great ISS evening voice pass.

On the evening of September 29 2002 at 23:50 UTC the amateur radio community in the eastern half of the USA were treated to a very rare space station event.

IK1SLD – Tue, 2002 – 10 – 01 12:40

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