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October 19th, 2014
I have never tried to contact the ISS before, I have the frequencies but I have been told that you have to book a time to try and contact them is this so and how do you book a time if it is
Thanks in advance
can you please confirm the latest mail address for QSL cards re on board ISS BBS Packet contact.
73 de Ken,
My name is Donevin Kelly. I am a 16 year old South African, studying in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. I am a licensed Radio Amateur Operator. I have been trying many times to contact the ISS, yet I seem to be having some problems.
I wanted to use Xastir as a SatGate for my area.
However instead of gating packets from the ISS it's gating packets being sent/addressed to the ISS.
It doesn't gate anything it hears from the ISS and instead is just gating terrestrial hams trying to contact the iss.
Do I need to use a specific server or something?
All the information I've seen appears to be really outdated.
I created files sat information to update the directory notes of Orbitron to have for example the frequency information of the sat.
Find the file here :
Place these files in the 'Notes' directory of Orbitron
Have a nice day
I am aware of the frequencies used during Russian spacewalks but I am wondering if it is possible to tune into the US spacewalks too?
I have looked around the site but can't see the frequencies or any other information about it listed.
Can anyone help?
I am from Bangalore, India. Is it possible for me to contact ISS? if yes may I know the procedure. if no, why?
Amateur radio operators arround the world have received ISS SSTV images of Yuri Gagarin.
Some of them have sended their received SSTV images to the ARISS SSTV gallery:
If you have received ISS SSTV images please send them
via the ARISS SSTV submission page:
We may not be able to display every image because of
quality or duplication.
But we keep them in the archieve for futher investigation.
73's Cor PD0RKC
well another ISS expedition is about to end the crew of the expedition 39/40 commanded by Steve Swanson of NASA Aleksandr Skvortsov flight engineer and Oleg Artemyev flight engineer both from Russia have done great work.
This is a tip for all you IC-9100 users :-)
Two years ago, I wrote a short paper outlining the use of the IC-9100 with an external interface (see file section of the IC-9100 Yahoo group – _iss_ic9100.pdf) to dipgipeat via the International Space Station (ISS).