During 1996, a group of amateur radio operators involved in the communications with the MIR Space Station, decided to join into the "Mir Fan Club". In a very short time over 1200 enthusiasts from all over the world asked to participate, including Cosmonaut Valery Korzun, while leading crew #22. Nowdays MIR is not flying anymore, but here we are again with the same spirit and the same enthusiasm for the ISS, the new International Space Station.

ISS SpEx Shadow Australian timetable

ISS News

Here are the times that you can expect to hear the SpEx Shadow beacon from the ISS over Australia. The Space Station is only visible for a little over 10 minutes as it travels over your location. If you are tuned into 145.825 with a packet radio decoder 1200 baud, you should be able to decode some signals that will translate into some text similar to this sample from a previous test over Europe.

G4HYG>BEACON,RS0ISS-4* :SpEx SHADOW 20:35:39 *GB* 13-10-2012/
G4HYG>BEACON,RS0ISS-4* :SpEx SHADOW 20:35:54 *GB* 13-10-2012/

VK3UKF – Thu, 2013 – 01 – 31 14:16

Webcast of ARISS contact with Col. Chris Hadfield and Saint Rose Elementary via VE9LC


The Loyalist City Amateur Radio Club (VE9LC) in Saint John NB Canada will host an ARISS contact with Colonel Chris Hadfield.

The contact is confirmed for Thursday January 17th 2013 at 13:40 Z.

The webcast will start at 12:00 Z, with the formal presentation beginning at 13:00 Z, and the contact at 13:40 Z.

The URL for the contact is http://live.streamit.ca/?player=66 .

This same URL will also contain the archived version of the contact, for those not able to view the event as it is occurring.

For more information, please see http://www.lcarc.ca .



ve9gfi – Sun, 2013 – 01 – 13 21:05

Sunita Williams KD5PLB tour of ISS video


ISS Commander Sunita Williams KD5PLB made this video about the space station before she returned to Earth

Watch Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory



PY4MAB – Sat, 2013 – 01 – 12 21:22

Upcoming ARISS ham radio contact with Royal Canadian Air Cadets


An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact has been planned with participants at Royal Canadian Air Cadets- Newfoundland Cadet Detachment, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada on 12 January.

PY4MAB – Sat, 2013 – 01 – 12 21:19

Amateur Radio on BBC Between the Ears – Space Ham

Space News

Sound artist Caroline Devine sends the show Between the Ears into orbit in this celebration of amateur radio and space exploration that will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday, January 19 at 2130 UT.

PY4MAB – Sat, 2013 – 01 – 12 21:16

ARISS Contact - 07. January 2013 at 10:57 UTC - Ecole Les Muriers, Saint Maur Des Fosses, France.

ARISS Contact - 07. January 2013 at 10:57 UTC - Ecole Les Muriers, Saint Maur Des Fosses, France
via F6KMX/p with OR4ISS.

Received on 145.800 khz FM
in JN77sn.

vy 73 to ALL de Christian

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Ecole Les Muriers - Saint Maur Des Fosses - France

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SWL-CHMY – Mon, 2013 – 01 – 07 06:26

Upcoming ARISS contact today


Bedford NS ARISS contact live on CBC

CBC News is planning to broadcast live an ARISS contact between Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, aboard the ISS, and the students at the Charles P. Allen High School, Bedford, NS, on Saturday Jan 5, 2013, at 18:54 UTC. See the CBC NS Web site www.cbc.ca/ns for details.

Daniel A. Lamoureux, VE2KA
ARISS Canada

va7iss – Sat, 2013 – 01 – 05 13:09

ARISS Contact - 25. December 2012 at 13:50 UTC - Children Sea Center, Kimra, Tver, Russia

ARISS Contact - 25. December 2012 at 13:50 UTC. ARISS Contact - Children Sea Center, Kimra, Tver, Russia direct via UА3IXB
with RS0ISS.

Received on 145.800 MHZ in FM
in JN77sn.

vy 73 to ALL de Christian

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Children Sea Center - Kimra - Tver - Russia

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SWL-CHMY – Thu, 2012 – 12 – 27 09:27

NASA Now Accepting Applications for Hosting a Real-Time Conversation with ISS Crewmembers


NASA is now accepting proposals from US schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations -- individually or working together -- to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between May 1, 2013 and November 1, 2013. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, NASA is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Radio contacts are approximately 10 minutes in length. ARISS contacts are supported by the program’s US partners -- the ARRL and AMSAT -- and their member volunteers, as well as other international space agencies and Amateur Radio partners. Proposals are due January 28, 2013.

PY4MAB – Wed, 2012 – 12 – 05 19:29

TA-Turkey first Ariss school contact

ISS News

05.10.2012 Ariss school contac - SEV primary school izmir TURKEY- ISS Expedition-33 Sunita Williams (Commander ) QSO


Izmir, Turkey School Hosts ARISS Contact

TA3EL-Ali – Sun, 2012 – 11 – 25 18:15