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May 24th, 2012
CAN ANY STATION CONFIRM DRAGON C2+ BEACON FREQUENCY ? FROM ZL1KJ
I KF7ENT tried transmitting to the international space station yesterday not knowing really what I was doing . I have a little handheld that puts out 4watts I don't think it is making the trip to the sation when transmitting. Who knows ? would really like to say hello to the crew and would feel very honored if I could do so . I recently received my technician class license and have been enjoying the few contacts I have made so far. I live in Boise and would like to meet another operator. If anyone can lead me in the right direction please let me know ok. My e-mail
As many of us know by now, André Kuipers has made some QSO's using PI9ISS call.
I have some information to share on how to obtain a QSL card.
The card probably will be designed by a ESA/ESTEC Noordwijk person for those who logged a QSO with André PI9ISS.
To get a QSL from PI9ISS please send your QSL-card with a SASE to
A. B. M. Hüsken PE1KEH
5625 VG Eindhoven
Bertus PE1KEH voluntered to act as a QSL manager for PI9ISS for André's 6 month mission.
But please keep in mind it will take some time before any cards are sent out to you.
we tried to qso with ISS from kolkata but failed. we four are VU2BPW, VU2SYD, VU3MKX & VU3NVL. we just heard some faint signal. time was utc 1.07.00 May 10.
the downlink was 145.800MHz and uplink we tried was 145.490MHz. Kolkata, India in ITU region 3
PA3BIC is looking for a recording with his QSO with Andre Kuipers PI9ISS.
Contact was made at 4 May 2012 14:29UTC pass.
If someone recorded it than please post a reply in this forum and
we will contact you.
Thanks in advance.
73's Cor PD0RKC
Anyone have any insight or theories on why the digipeater hasn't been active the last couple of days?
A 12-minute video of the April 19, 2012 Flabob Airport contact with the ISS is available on our Web site ...
And the taping of the "Ham Nation" video podcast went well this evening - it will be released by the end of the week.
I have always got my scanner running continually and recently I have been getting unknown transmission (music (classical), voice(unknown language), and bleeps (morse ?), all at the same time for a few seconds ocasionaly (145.800). Was wondering where these transmissions are coming from (I am in the UK but it certainly isn't being transmitted in English).
In May of this year 2012 Russian cosmonauts Gennady padalka, Sergei revin, NASA astrount joseph m acaba will fly to the international space station on the Soyuz tma o3m will launch and dock with the international space station. The crew will be there till September but won’t leave without breaking some records first. Gennady padalka will be the first 3 time commander of the international space station in its history also he will be in the top 5 of longest time in space “days”.
After many months and several dozens of attempts, this finally happen.
Andre Kuipers had some problems to get my call right, but after repetition it got right.
He got delighted to hear the call was from Helsinki " Aaa, oo, how nice to talk to Helsinki, Finland"
Hopefully I get the QSL card of this.
: Jari / OH2FQV