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ARISS contact planned for Wellesley House School, Broadstairs, Kent, United Kingdom
An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Timothy Peake KG5BVI with participants at Wellesley House School, Broadstairs, Kent, United Kingdom
The event is scheduled Saturday April 23 at approximately 12:10 UTC. The amateur radio contact will be a direct contact operated by GB1WHS.
The contact should be audible over Western Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.
The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
I have just heard a nice strong pass from the ISS and I believed that I had got APRS packets up to the station using my FT1XD and an arrow antenna.
Only problem is that nothing shows up on either aprs.fi or ariss.net.
I'm wondering if this is because when it can see me, it cannot see any land.
My position was (approx) 21deg 59'S, 176deg 34'W.