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ANS Special Bulletin ARISSat-1 Activation

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ANS Special Bulletin ARISSat-1 Activation Aboard ISS Begins April 11

AMSAT News Service Bulletin 098.01
>From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
April 8, 2011
To All RADIO AMATEURS
BID: $ANS-098.01

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (AMSAT News Service) While awaiting deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) in late July, an amateur radio satellite specifically designed to interest students in scientific and technological careers will be activated and begin transmissions from the ISS in mid-April of this year.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 04 – 08 13:26

The Italian Amateur Radio Association shuts down the repeater on 145.800 MHz

ISS Amateur Radio

There is update about the IR3UEF repeater operated by the Italian Amateur Radio Association (ARI, Chioggia Section) and interfering with the main ISS Downloank (145.800 MHz).

alain – Tue, 2011 – 01 – 11 12:07

No ARISS for Venice: ISS Downlink intruders in Italy and other European countries

ISS Amateur Radio

Tomorrow a scheduled ARISS contact will take place in Italy and Italian Astronaut Paolo Nespoli will respond to questions asked by the students. It's a joyful event for Italy and anybody who is interested will be able to participate by simply tuning a portable radio on 145.800 MHz.

Anybody except students who reside in the Venice area.

Why? The explanation is simple, but hard to believe: the Italian Amateur Radio Association (or ARI, Chioggia section) decided to install  the IR3UEF repeater right on 145.800 MHz, the worldwide ISS downlink.

Apparently, Italy is not the only country invading the ISS frequencies, but still a good example to start investigating this issue.

UPDATE
11 January 2001: The 145.800 MHz port of IR3UEF has been shut down. Read more

alain – Fri, 2011 – 01 – 07 22:38

ISS Expedition 24/25 Crew Back on Terra Firma

ISS Amateur Radio

After more than 160 days in space, ISS Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC -- along with Flight Engineers Shannon Walker, KD5DXB, and Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI -- has returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS), landing in Kazakhstan on Friday, November 26. While on board the ISS, both Wheelock and Walker participated in the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, and made 22 ISS-to-school and ISS-to-camp QSOs. In addition, Wheelock averaged about two dozen casual QSOs each week while on board the ISS.

N5VHO – Tue, 2010 – 11 – 30 10:00

For those who haven't made it

ISS Amateur Radio

How come some people haven't made a single contact while some others have made dozens?

If you are one of those who thinks that making multiple ISS contacts is a matter of having the right equipment or having some special skills I believe you should think again.

Here is why...

alain – Sun, 2010 – 11 – 28 16:13

Watch - Space Station Crew Uses HAM Radio to Call Earth

ISS Amateur Radio

For all you that wonder what it is like for the astronauts to work ground stations during a general pass, Col. Doug Wheelock gives you a personal video tour of the ISS ham radio station while he answers calls from amateur radio operators on the ground.

Watch - Space Station Crew Uses HAM Radio to Call Earth

PY4MAB – Thu, 2010 – 11 – 25 06:57

Col. Wheelock Video about ISS Ham Radio

ISS Amateur Radio

On Sunday, November 21, 2010, Commander Doug Wheelock gave a tour of the ISS ham radio setup and QSO's. The video is about 20 minutes long and the QSO's start about 12:30 minutes into the video. So far, the video has been shown on NASA's web site & on NASA TV multiple times on Tuesday, November 23.

Here's the link to NASA's youtube link:

I'm honored to be one of his contacts during the video.

73, Brian KD0EXV

KD0EXV – Tue, 2010 – 11 – 23 23:36

Video news story of W5KUB talking to ISS

ISS Amateur Radio

Earlier I had posted the audio of my 28th contact with Col Doug Wheelock on board the ISS. As I mentioned, he was ready for some good food and I will be fedexing him BBQ when he lands. here is a link to see the news story that aired on wmc tv in memphis, tn

73. Tom W5KUB

w5kub – Thu, 2010 – 11 – 11 23:08

2nd Amateur Radio Station to be Activated on ISS

ISS Amateur Radio

The original VHF and UHF Ericsson handheld radios in the Russian segment of the ISS originally used for ARISS have been approved by NASA for use in the US segment of the space station. When the Ericsson radios are installed in the Columbus module it will become the second Amateur Radio station aboard the ISS. A new power cable for the Ericsson radios is being delivered to the ISS.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2010 – 11 – 01 09:04
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