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January 13th, 2013


Has anyone heard how long the Packet Radio will be turned off on the ISS. I have been away from the Radio for awhile and just getting back into it again? K8JMH

K8JMH – Sun, 2013 – 01 – 13 09:47

January 12th


I've heard the ISS making school contacts lately. When the ISS identifies as NA "i" SS instead of NA "one" SS, does that make a legitimate contact?

n0vjn – Sat, 2013 – 01 – 12 12:36

January 7th

ISS Achievement Award badge

Does IFC have design badges to those persons who have IAA?
Can we use on facebook profile picture, car stickers and others.

9W2HFY – Mon, 2013 – 01 – 07 12:02

January 6th

Heard Suni on radio

I was lucky enough to have been listening when Suni was talking on the radio as the ISS orbited over. I heard her calling a Florida station a number of times, then made contact. I only heard her side of the QSO, but I recorded what I did hear.
That audio is on my website if you care to listen.
Sure wish the packet digi would go back active, I miss making contacts with other humans at keyboards as the ISS is in range.

SATWATCH.ORG – Sun, 2013 – 01 – 06 21:30

December 24th, 2012

Best software to Track the ISS.

What is the best software to track the ISS..
I am hoping that it is free. I am trying to figure this out to help some young kids get interested in Ham Radio..
They all have PC's..

I have been using:

The first is a web based application, the satscape is a Java based download application, the last is also a web based program.

I used one,, then the next, then the next.

MarkT – Tue, 2012 – 12 – 25 00:27

ARISS Repeater Functioning / Making non-scheduled contacts.

Has anyone recently been able to make use of the Repeater on the ISS?
I have tried using it several times, and have never been able to use it.. Just Curious.. I was thinking that maybe it does not stay on...

The Station usually passes overhead when they are long gone to bed.. I live in a mountain area, and have to wait until the elevation is around 70 degrees or better to have a good shot at it.. I am using a Handheld 5w radio with Arrow hand held beam antenna..

Also,, what is the best time to make an unscheduled contact with them?

MarkT – Tue, 2012 – 12 – 25 00:05

ISS frequencies?

What frequencies is the ISS using if they use voice?

wa4ht – Mon, 2012 – 12 – 24 08:54

December 23rd

Where is ISS

My radio is a 2 m. For about 4 or 5 days I cannot hear ISS in 145.825. What is this all about?. Another frecuency or what. Info. Please. Thanks.

KP4JEV – Sun, 2012 – 12 – 23 17:25

December 21st

Black Knight Satellite ... ???


Some of the most intelligent people I have ever met are Radio Hams, thus I would like to throw this "out there", on this rarely used forum, to see if anyone can elaborate on this most interesting of stiuations..

If you have not heard of the Black Knight Satellite, then this will be of undeniable interest..


G7ERX – Fri, 2012 – 12 – 21 12:29

December 16th

Future ISS contacts

I notice that bookings are being taken for schools and museums for 2013 for US ONLY.

Is that fair?

Cheers Dave G7UZN

Dave Dawson – Sun, 2012 – 12 – 16 10:39