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January 12th, 2015

My Packet Set Up...YouTube

Here's a YouTube video showing my station and working packet through RS0ISS


W3MAT – Mon, 2015 – 01 – 12 13:53

January 10th

What am I doing wrong ?

Thank you for reading this. I am including an attempt to try and transmit a message to another ZL station. For many years I was active with the ISS but more recently and now 80 yrs of age I seem to have lost my way somehow and havent tried to use the message system for a long time. I include a copy of a pass a short time ago here tonight and I might add a fairly low pass, had no trouble connecting as is always the case, but once I used the W key and the Callsign to connect to the message board i, as you can see got the "CMD ERR".

ZL1KJ – Sun, 2015 – 01 – 11 02:45

December 31st, 2014

fm voice

I am so disappointed . I just found out no more fm voice except school contacts. I just finished building a Eggbeater antenna tuned for iss only. I then decided to build a uhf antenna also and work the repeater only to find out that's also not in use. I'm not into packet so that's out for me.

Any chance fm voice will be used again in the future ?


TallBear – Wed, 2014 – 12 – 31 14:50

December 27th

Trying to hear the ISS - little help to get me started

KD0TLI here....

I purchased an Arrow dual band satellite antenna, but dispite my best attempts so far I've not heard anything on either 145.800 or 437.800.

I'd like some advice on understanding when/mode the ISS is transmitting.


KD0TLI – Sat, 2014 – 12 – 27 19:30

Can never get anything but static

Every time the ISS passes me (east of Hamilton, Ontario) I quickly put on 145.825 or 145.800 and I only get nothing but static.
Mind you I don't have an outdoor antenna, just the small BNC rod that came with my BCD996XT.
Does the ISS only broadcast over Europe? I know some people down in the USA can receive but what about Canada?

So how do I receive them? What hardware or equipment will I need to get?

robman50 – Sat, 2014 – 12 – 27 18:53

December 23rd

SSTV PD180 very nice photos

at 20 december.... 3-4 very nice photos in SSTV :


best 73 de iw2bsf

IW2BSF – Tue, 2014 – 12 – 23 10:12

December 18th

ISS transmitting SSTV images.

Hello radio friends,

Russian ISS crew started transmitting SSTV images.
Amateur radio operators from several different countries have received SSTV images from ISS.
Some of them have sended their received SSTV images to the ARISS SSTV gallery:

If you have received 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.

pd0rkc – Thu, 2014 – 12 – 18 10:53

December 18th

IR0ISS on air - the complete QSO contact !

hi ham...

15 december 2014 15:18 UTC

Samantha IZ0UDF on air for school contact

with call IR0ISS.

here the complete ( 9 minutes ) file AUDIO in mp3

of the contact :

click on the video : " PRIMO CONTATTO IR0ISS....... "

best 73 de iw2bsf

PS in my web site the photo on Samantha that speak with the
portable rtx handy ERICSSON 3 watt !

IW2BSF – Thu, 2014 – 12 – 18 04:43

December 16th

Astronaut Samantha talking about her first ARISS school contact.

Hello all,

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti did her first ARISS contact yesterday with a school in Italia.
She wrote a nice story (below) about her experience and she posted a photo operating via the Ericsson handheld radio.

73s Cor PD0RKC
Abstract from ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's logbook

Yesterday, December 15, I had my first HAM radio contact with school pupils.
A big hello to the students of the schools "Elena di Savoia" in Bari and "Alessandro Volta" in Bitonto!

pd0rkc – Tue, 2014 – 12 – 16 12:07

December 10th

SSTV December

The Russian ARISS team members plan to activate SSTV from the International Space Station on Thursday, December 18 and Saturday, December 20, 2014

Expected SSTV mode will be PD180 on 145.800 MHz with 3 minute off periods between transmissions.
A total of 12 different photos will be sent during the operational period.

Start time would be around 14:20 UT on December 18 and 12:40 UT on December 20.
The transmissions should terminate around 21:30 UT each day.

SpaceX will be launching to the this week and delays in the launch could change SSTV

Happysat – Wed, 2014 – 12 – 10 21:04

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