February 13th, 2016
WorldFirst ARISS-UK HamTV school contact on the ISS.
Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 18:09 UTC, an educational ARISS radio contact took place at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom (GB1RMS). The school contact was operated by Tim Peake KG5BVI (GB1SS) in the frame of the Principia mission.
It was a historic event: the radio contact was enhanced with video! Tim Peake activated the Ham Video transmitter DATV on S-band 2395 MHz whist talking on the Ericsson FM 5 Watt VHF handheld radio 145.800 MHZ downlink on board ESA Columbus Module.
73 David G7HCE
il 11 feb 2016
Tim Peake's first HamTV ARISS contact as received direct by G4KLB in Bournemouth.