Archive - May 2006 - Forum topic
Most recent pass 1507 UTC (11:07 EDT) over Ohio USA, NA1SS heard calling N2XJ. Very strong signal even with my vertical mounted on our charcoal grill.
Bob - K8RYA Pataskala, Ohio, USA
An International Space Station Expedition 13 ARISS school contact has been planned with students at Salt Brook Elementary School, New Providence, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, 31 May 2006. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:07 UTC.
Please note, the amateur equipment on the ISS will be turned off prior to the contact and should REMAIN OFF until after the space walk on Thursday, June 1 is concluded. It will be returned to regular amateur radio operations as soon as possible afterwards. Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .
Well i finally made the trip and was acknowledged by several stations. Thanks to everyone that helped. thank you!
73, jayson, Gallipolis, Ohio
We have been trying to contact the ISS on voice for weeks now. The only thing we get back for sound is digital noise. How do we get the ISS to talk to us on voice?
I am trying to help a local school to apply for a school contact with ISS. Well, AFAIK, this could be the 1st attempt from a Chinese HIgh school. This school is equipped with a club station and is activate on HF and local V/U bands. However, nobody here is experienced with ARISS. We'll be really appreciated if some of you can share with us your story, suggestion, or direction on application of an ARISS operation. Meanwhile, I tried to order a copy of ARISS resource CD from AMSAT, but it seems that it has been out of stock. So anybody can share us a copy?
Michael Chen, BD5RV/4