Archive - Jun 16, 2006
Here is a list of International Space Station Field Day pass times for North and South America. The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program announced earlier this month that the Phase 2 ham station aboard the ISS would be on the air in crossband repeater mode for QRP staions over Field Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25. The chances of talking to one of the crew members appear to be minimal, however. Additional information is available in the following story. http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/06/15/1/?nc=1
ISS FD Passes times listed below are for over North and South America and are in UTC! Passes during the crew sleep period are marked **.
I tried to spot the ISS a few nights ago, but just when it was supposed to be visible, Mother nature decided to make the sky cloudy. I tried again last night June 16 2006 at 03:54 UTC. I was looking in a notherly direction between my house and my neighbors house, and there she was. I could hardly believe my eyes. Right where I was expecting to look thanks to this website.
Now if I can just get one of my kids to stay up for next time.
The Cross Band repeater on ISS is only operational
during specific published events such as Field Day and
Cosmonauts Day. ARISS will post the operation
schedule on the AMSAT and other web pages and on the
SAREX mailing lists.
Only 1 mode can be in operation at a time. When it is
posted that Cross band repeater mode is operational,
please configure you station accordingly.
On Thursday, June 8, Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, presented ISS Ham Project Engineer Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, with a Silver Snoopy award for his hard work and dedication to the ARISS program during Expedition 12. The pin flew on McArthur's first mission, STS-58, Columbia, in 1993. Congratulations Kenneth!