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March 11th, 2016
Astronaut Tim Peake made a video showing the amateur radio equipment in the ISS Columbus module.
During the video the ISS Ericsson handheld radio, the white packet modem and
DATV transmitter is visible.
Tim Peake also talks about the ARISS school contacts.
Recently ARISS celebrated the 1000th ARISS contact.
A story is written on the NASA website:
73's Cor PD0RKC
March 10, 2016
Today the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station team (ARISS team) proudly celebrated its 1000th school radio contact!
The second school contact is scheduled at 16:11:05 UTC with visitors at the Atlanta Science Festival, Atlanta, Georgia - USA
The event is in telebridge via ground station K6DUE and the signals from Space will be audible over U.S.A. on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.
not udible in Europe !
best 73 de Rudy - IW2BSF
A direct contact with students at Powys Secondary Schools, Mid Wales, UK is scheduled for Sat 2016-03-0510:55:19 UTC 59 deg.The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake, KG5BVI.
Will ARISS celebrate the 1000th contact this week with the ISS!!..Currently at  successful contacts with 3 more Upcoming contacts this week!!
Successful ARISS schools
Each school is assigned an event number and a [contact number]. A contact number may be shared by multiple events.
Event# / School Name City State/ Province Country Date/Time Direct/ Ground op ARISS ISS Op ISS Station Expedition Contact# Telebridge mentor
ARISS contact planned for schools in Olomouc, Moravia, Czech Republic
An International Space Station school radio contact has been planned with participants in Olomouc March 8, 2016.
Students from three schools in the Czech Republic will ask questions to ESA astronaut Timothy Peake on board the International Space Station. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 08:22 UTC, which is 09:22 CEWT. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes.
The amateur radio contact will be direct between OR4ISS and OK2KYJ.
I am able to successfully Tx to the ISS with my D72 using APRS. I can also hear the ISS repeat APRS packets.
Today there was a pass at 80 degrees over my house and I easily got into the ISS and heard packets very well. From ariss.net:
00:00:11:32 : K2GFM]TQ0R2V,RS0ISS*,qAR,VE2GQF-2:'fY:l n]/]=
But... my Kenwood doesn't seem to want to decode them.
Any ideas on what is going on?
ARISS Celebrates its 1000th Educational Amateur Radio Contact
ARISS celebrated 15 years of a permanent ham radio presence in space last December.
In 2000, several pupils and a teacher got to chat on 2 meters with the first ISS Commander, William "Shep" Shepherd, KD5GSL. Since that first ARISS school contact, astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the station have talked with students in 44 states in the US and in 51 other countries.
For a very quick test and to get you name on the ariss.net site.
connect the kam to a pc / terminal programme putty or minicom etc.
Just use the following commands for initail set up:
PACLEN (Round Table and PMS = 72, APRS = 0)
TIME STAMP (Round Table and PMS = ON, APRS = OFF)
UNPROTO CQ VIA RS0ISS, FRANK, FM19SX (change name and locator)
now you need to go into converse mode, just type: conv
each line you type and hit return will now cause the radio to key and transmit.
Blog post with pictures: http://chertseyradioclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/m0jfp-heard-by-psat.html
On Feb 6th whilst listening and beaconing on 145.825 (iss / psat) managed to get an acknowledgement from PSAT.
See images on the link above.
James / M0JFP