ISS QSL Info

ISS QSL CARD
USA
ARRL Headquarters
ARISS QSL Expedition-1 (or 2, etc.)
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494 USA
Canada
Radio Amateurs of Canada
ARISS QSL Expedition-1 (or 2, etc.)
720 Belfast Road, Suite 217
Ottawa Ontario
K1G 0Z5
Europe
F1MOJ - Mr CANDEBAT Christophe
ARISS-Europe QSL Manager
19 Chemin des Escoumeilles
66820 Vernet les Bains
France
Japan
ARISS Japan QSL
JARL International Section
Tokyo 170-8073
JAPAN
RS0ISS
Alexander Davydov, RN3DK
Novo - Mytishchinsky prospekt 52 - 111
Mytishchi 18, 141018
RUSSIA

By opening this site, I came

By opening this site, I came to know about ISS Fan club and the most important aspects I found is earning awards, contesting, and collecting QSL card. But I don't know how to get involve in such a nice fan club. I am curious to know further about it. Any kinds of kind response would be deserved to be appreciated.
Thank you,

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2010-08-06 06:35.

Hello Dosurfin

Hello Dosurfin,

Glad you found this site. As to being a "fan" I guess all that would be required would be an interest in the space station. That said, many here are licensed Amateur radio operators AKA "Hams." This allows us the opportunity and privilege to make 2 way radio contacts with the ISS. Once we can get the contact confirmed time in UTC, date, and frequency via a QSL card. We fire our card off to the respective address listed on this website. In a few weeks, we receive our much-awaited QSL card confirming our contact with the ISS. While I have not actually tried it, you could probably also get a QSL card as a SWL (short wave listener). This would require you actually listening to an ISS conversation with a ground station (ham). Then log the previously mentioned info UTC time, date, and possibly bit about the conversation, call letters of operators if possible. You would then again, send this to the respective address for you area along with a SASE self-addressed stamped envelope. As far as just listening goes, to catch the crew in actual voice contact normally only happens in their off duty hours. This is to say don't expect to hear them on every pass over your area. You can usually check this website to see at what times others copied them from your area of the world. You would also need to know their orbital path and times they would be in range of your area. This can be found on a number of websites. (Heavens Above is good) After all no point in listening, if they are out of range. As far as equipment to "listen" to them all that is required is a FM radio that will tune their downlink voice frequency 145.800mhz + or -. Even a cheap scanner will probably suffice. On a near overhead pass they are super easy to pick up on a handi-talky. For a farther away pass a little bit more antenna would possibly be required and a clear shot in their direction. Going from the Ham radio side of the picture there's tons of info on the web about getting you license, setting up a station and tips on making contacts with the ISS. There are even a few cool videos on You Tube. Hopefully I've not clouded the issue for you too much. I'm sure others can add more tips for you. Main thing is if your not a ham go for just listening for them. It's quite a thrill to just hear them on the air. Keep in mind you'll only hear their side of the conversation. To listen is great but actually making contact is better. I've been fortunate enough to make two contacts in the last few weeks. Both times when Col. Wheelock came back to me I pretty much fell apart like a dollar watch! Ha The ultimate thrill !!

Good Luck!

Hoke KB5RUZ

Submitted by KB5RUZ on Fri, 2010-08-06 12:30.

QSL card from ISS

I wish to thank Cristophe Candebat for replay to confirm my qso contact with I.S.S.
Qsl arived in 18 days.
73s de IW0fko

Submitted by iw0fko on Mon, 2009-11-30 08:47.

about "25th Anniversary Certificate"

I made contact with the ISS in 1-way on 07,JAN,2009 and then sent a QSL card with SASE to USA ARISS for "25th Anniversary Certificate" on
22,JAN,2009.But till now I haven't received response yet. What's up ?

BG4GIF
QTH:Shanghai,China

Submitted by BG4GIF on Mon, 2009-04-13 11:13.

I had to wait for at least 8

I had to wait for at least 8 months, but the wait was worth-wile. Too bad during the postage shipping my certificate got damaged (has a puncture hole in it)

Send the people an a-mail and just ask...

73', de PE1PQX André
http://www.pe1pqx.eu

Submitted by PE1PQX on Wed, 2009-10-07 08:08.

QSL SASE Info

I want to send a SASE, how much is the postage going to be or by what means do I send funds to cover postage?
I am in Scotland, the Post Office have told me how much it is to send my QSL and SASE to France but cannot tell me how much it costs to get the SASE back again. Can anyone enlighten me ?

Regards,

Mike MM0EFJ

Submitted by MM0EFJ on Tue, 2009-02-10 17:27.

SASE cost

usualy is 1 IRC

Submitted by yo9gjx on Sat, 2009-08-08 08:08.

How to get this special certificate?

Tonight(UTC 14:10 7,Jan,2009) I received the voice between NA1SS and BD4CZX on 437.800 with signal 53.How can I get the certifcate this time?
Should I send my QSL include SASE to USA ARISS address?How to know the postage and get the U.S stamp?Thanx a lot!VY 73~

BG4GIF
QTH:Shanghai,China

Submitted by BG4GIF on Wed, 2009-01-07 12:35.

Re: How to get this special certificate?

Thank you vy much~

Submitted by BG4GIF on Wed, 2009-01-07 20:35.

Certificate info

This link has the info. http://www.issfanclub.com/node/8124

Kenneth - N5VHO
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
Support ARISS http://www.amsat-na.com/store/donation.php (select "Human Spaceflight (ARISS))

Submitted by N5VHO on Wed, 2009-01-07 12:41.

Bad postal address

Hi

I want to say that my postal address has changed.

now, my postal address is:

F1MOJ - Mr CANDEBAT christophe
ARISS-Europe QSL Manager
19 Chemin des Escoumeilles
66820 Vernet les Bains
France

Thanks

The picture of the qsl is wrong too.

73 F1MOJ Christophe

Submitted by F1MOJ on Sat, 2007-10-27 16:03.

Miracle!

Someone else from ARISS beside Kenneth realized this website do exist...
Very good

Thanks Christophe, and please come back

Submitted by alain on Mon, 2007-10-29 20:12.

Updated

Thanks for the update.
Kenneth - N5VHO
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
Support ARISS http://www.amsat-na.com/donation.php (select "Human Spaceflight (ARISS))

Submitted by N5VHO on Sat, 2007-10-27 17:40.

Made contact

Can someone help me throught the QSL card process, made first contact ith Bill, now would love to have a card from NA1SS..Thanks in advance for any replys..........

Submitted by K5ATL on Tue, 2006-03-21 09:49.

Re: Made contact

K5ATL wrote:
Can someone help me throught the QSL card process, made first contact ith Bill, now would love to have a card from NA1SS..Thanks in advance for any replys..........

Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-05-07 18:09.

QSL

HP1AC Cam
Made QSO with NA1SS 29 Jan 2006 and airmailed QSL to ARRL Hdqtrs.
with SAE coupons and stamps . No QSL yet.

Submitted by Camilo A. Castillo on Fri, 2006-03-10 17:39.

ISS QSL CARD

I made contact with the ISS last August 26th and sent QSL card to the ARRL and Europe QSL managers. I haven't received response yet. What's up ??.

Submitted by XQ7UP on Thu, 2006-03-23 00:42.

ISS QSL

ARRL ran out of cards for a while and just recently got new ones. I believe they are now caught up so it is likely that your card is in the return mail. A card to Europe could take quite a while to make the trip via post.

I presume you did include return postage (IRC or $$) and a self addressed envelope?

Kenneth - N5VHO
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/
http://www.issfanclub.com/
http://oscar.dcarr.org/index.php
http://www.ariss.net/
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/48hour/threads.html

Submitted by N5VHO on Wed, 2006-03-29 09:54.

No Return Postage

Kenneth I made a contact on the 21st of March at 01:30 with Bill, I also sent in a QSL card, but I did not know that a self addressed envelope and postage was required......What should I do to ensure I will still recieve one, send another one, but with the proper return requirements??
Thanks,
K5ATL

Submitted by K5ATL on Fri, 2006-03-31 12:38.

NA1SS QSL

I QSO'ed with Bill on 3 Jan, sent in my QSL the next day and received his ISS card via the ARRL on March 4. Be patient; the card will arrive.

73 de
Gene Smar AD3F
Rockville, MD USA

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2006-03-15 20:30.

QSL CARDS FROM THE ISS

QSL CARDS FROM THE ISS
K6KOZ - April 16, 2009 - 10:47
Some encouraging news for those who are waiting for a QSL Card or Certificate:

I had a FM Voice QSO with Mike Fincke on 12/25/08 (Christmas Morning). on 144.490/145.800 MHz.
I mailed my QSL Card to the listed ARRL Headquarters Address in the USA on 12/26/08.
I received a NA1SS QSL Card back by return mail in the middle of Feb. 2009. So it took approx. 2 months to receive a reply.
Have patience, you will receive one back, it just takes time!!!.
73 de K6KOZ, "Koz".

Submitted by K6KOZ on Thu, 2009-04-23 07:51.

QSL card from ISS

I sent my QSL card to Mr. Candebat (F1MOJ) ,ARISS qsl menager for Europe,with SASE in which
I put 2 euros on 12th of Aprile 2009.
QSL card arived after 15 days.
Thanks MR. Candebat
73 Goran

Submitted by 9A5BCA on Tue, 2009-05-05 13:05.

I have received my QSL card

I have received my QSL card from the USA but was wanting to know if the other countries cards are different. If I want one from another country do I just send a SASE with US postage and my QSL card?

Submitted by KD5YUQ on Mon, 2010-09-27 22:54.

QSL

Good morning to everyone, my name is Adalberto and i come from Rome. First of all i would like to thanks a lot Mr Candebat Christophe for the qsl. I wrote to him a letter in the beginning of February, and in the middle of the month the qsl was sent by Ariss. Thank's a lot, is a big pleasure for me.
I have a big passion for the space and for the iss, and i hope to hear again the comunications between ground and air.
Have a nice evening to all people.
73

Submitted by I0327_RM on Fri, 2011-02-18 09:02.

QSL process

as a new member to ISS fanclub I have a question about the procedure.
In order to get a ISS QSL card, is my completed QSL card sufficient enough to receice the ISS QSL card, or does there be a recording to prove it.

73, 2E0PIL

Peter de Groot, UK

Submitted by 2E0PIL on Sat, 2012-01-07 15:27.

RS0ISS-11 BBS packet

Do you get a qsl card if you post a msg on the RS0ISS-11 bulletin board asking for one? I would like to have one. A fellow ham said that I should try doing that. Its my first attempts at doing any packet on ham radio so trying to connect to the space station was lots of fun. I did make contact tonight. I guess the last try was around 10:20PM 2.19.12 i was able to see it in the BBS list too.

thanks

Submitted by kg4ceo on Mon, 2012-02-20 00:46.

Lost Original QSL contact with Cmdr William McArthur NA1SS

I lost my original QSL from NA1SS Cmdr William McArthur after assisting Morristown TN Merit Badge College. I am about to help JOTA Jamboree on the Air soon and would like to know if I acquire a duplicate of the one and only contact with ISS.
Thanks
Ed L Bradley W4VGI
w4vgi@juno.com

Submitted by w4vgi on Thu, 2012-10-18 17:24.

ISS QSL size / SASE question

What is the size of the ISS QSL card?

This would determine the size of the SASE a person needs to send to receive the ISS QSL card.

In advance, many thanks!

73,

Richard, NW7OR

Submitted by NW7OR on Mon, 2013-08-19 21:46.

Re: ISS QSL size -=NW7OR=-

Hi Richard,

I have checked the last ISS QSL design and the size is:
14cm x 9cm

73's Cor PD0RKC

Submitted by pd0rkc on Tue, 2013-08-20 07:15.

Thanks

So, the card is about the same size as mine.
Hmm...Makes me wonder why it is suggested to send a large envelope. But, that's no big deal.

Many thanks Cor.

73,

Richard, NW7OR

Submitted by NW7OR on Thu, 2013-08-22 17:06.

QSL

Your completed QSL card is all that is needed. Fill it out just like you would to exchange for any other contact you want confirmed.

Submitted by N5VHO on Mon, 2012