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  • HamTv .... news september 2018 !   6 hours 37 min ago
  • 23 September two school contact to Belgium & Germany !   1 day 6 hours ago

    Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

    1. Wie ist ihre Aussicht auf die Erde bzw. zu den Sternen?
    2. Wir sind eine Berufsschule für Metall- und Elektrotechnik und lernen viel
    über elektrischen Strom. Verhält sich elektrischer Strom im Weltall anders
    als auf der Erde?
    3. Wie sieht ihr Tagesablauf aus und wie ist ihr Schlafrythmus?
    4. Was vermisst man als Astronaut am meisten während der Zeit auf der ISS?
    5. Können sie ihr Körpergefühl aufgrund der Schwerelosigkeit der Enge der
    Raumstation mit dem auf der Erde vergleichen?
    6. Wenn an Board jemand Geburtstag hat, gibt es auf der ISS auch eine
    7. Ist es schwieriger sportlichen Übungen auszuführen?
    8. Wir haben gesehen, dass die ISS-Besatzung ein internationales Team ist.
    Welche Uhrzeit gilt an Board der ISS?
    9. Was essen sie hauptsächlich auf der ISS, schmeckt es ihnen?
    10. Was ist zu tun, wenn ein Astronaut plötzlich krank wird?
    11. Wie ist die Luft dort oben?
    12. Was fasziniert Euch Astronauten besonders am Amateurfunk?
    13. Wie lange haben sie täglich Internet? Können sie es auch privat nutzen um
    Kontakt mit Freunden oder Familie zu haben?
    14. Kann man von der ISS größere Städte, z.B. Nürnberg erkennen?
    15. Was erforschen sie zu Zeit?
    16. Wir haben gelesen, dass Astronauten am Simulator trainieren müssen.
    Wieviel Fahrstunden benötigt man, um eine Sojus-Kapsel einparken zu
    17. Welches war ihr interessantestes Experiment?
    18. Was machen Astronauten in ihrer Freizeit?
    19. Gibt es Forschungsergebnisse der ISS, die konkrete Auswirkungen für unser
    tägliches Leben haben?
    20. An der Schule haben wir die Weltraumfotos von Alexander Gerst gesehen.
    Gibt es 2018 wieder Fotos oder Videos?


    1. What is your view of planet earth or the stars like?
    2. We are a vocational school for metal and electrical engineering and learn
    much about electric current. Is the behavior of electric current
    different than on the earth?
    3. What does your daily routine look like and what about your sleep pattern?
    4. What is the thing you miss most during your time in space?
    5. Can you compare your body sensations of weightlessness in the confined
    space of a space station with your body sensations on earth?
    6. If somebody of your crew has birthday, is there any birthday party on the
    7. Is it more difficult to get exercise?
    8. We have seen that the ISS crew is an international team. Which time zone
    do you use on board?
    9. What does your food mainly consist of and do you like it?
    10. What has to be done if an astronaut suddenly gets ill?
    11. What is the air you breathe like in the station?
    12. What fascinates you particularly on amateur radio?
    13. For how long do you have daily internet access? Can you use it for
    private needs such as staying in touch with your family and friends?
    14. Is it possible to see bigger towns like Nuremberg from space?
    15. What are you doing research on at the moment?
    16. We have read that astronauts must practice in the Soyuz simulator. How
    many driving lessons are necessary to park a Soyuz capsule?
    17. Which was your most interesting experiment?
    18. What do astronauts do in their leisure time?
    19. Are there any findings which could have an impact on our daily lives?
    20. We have seen the space photos of Alexander Gerst’s last mission at
    school. Is there any chance to see new photographs?

    Event during aprox 9-11 minutes .

  • Site redirects   1 day 16 hours ago

    I discovered this morning that you can temporarily get around this issue by going to a "sub-webpage" from issfanclub. Then you can click on the ISS Fan Club logo at the top of that page to start navigating normally.

    The sub-webpage I used was "".

    It would probably also worked if you happened to have the website in your browser's history.

    This isn't the first time the redirects happened and I believe the ISS Fan Club webmaster(s) can't control.

    Leaving the www off the address doesn't work for me, but is for sure my browser (Opera).

    This is really a great website.

    My thanks to all involved.


    Floyd Bixler DA1VF/WD8DUP

  • Site redirects   1 day 22 hours ago

    It is an issue with the SSL certificate and the server configuration here. If you go to without the "www.", you get through fine.

  • Have you seen the ISS with your naked eyes??   4 days 6 hours ago

    A few years ago I was able to see the ISS clearly from my house in Massachusetts USA. I could see the solar arrays and even a space shuttle that was docked! With my naked eye.

  • 10 September contact to school in ARGENTINA !   1 week 4 days ago

    Great opportunity to get in touch. TNX! 73!

  • ISS Radio Report   2 weeks 3 days ago

    saw you on ISS. Couldn't get in w/ only HT & whip

  • 2018 the return of Packet Radio !!!   3 weeks 3 days ago

    27 AUGUST …. 2 good news !

    After engaging several sources, it appears ISS packet is currently working again at 145.825 MHz.

    No replacement gear has been delivered to the ISS yet, so we are still working with the current equipment.

    We may still experience off times until the current equipment is replaced.
    We'll continue to update you as reports are received.

    info by Dave, AA4KN ARISS PR

    By the collegue David Smith :

    Good news. Worked ISS APRS yesterday with my Elk 2/440 and Today with Nagoya NA771. 5 Watts both days.

    Return of ARISS packet radio
    If you have missed APRS and packet radio from ISS (as ARISS has), you'll be happy to hear that a replacement system is on its way. When the packet module aboard ISS died in late 2017, the ARISS hardware team was heavily involved in design and safety certification of the new Interoperable Radio System (IORS). After basic troubleshooting and a few attempts to revive the failed module, we decided to dedicate our time to IORS and get it - with its packet and other capabilities - aboard ISS as soon as possible.
    By N5VHO 2018 -8-2

    73 de IW2BSF Rudy

  • 1 September contact to schools in Osterholz-Scharmbeck and in Soltau, Germany !   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Has been canceled by the ARISS :-(
    Next possible schedule will be in October

  • 2018 the return of Packet Radio !!!   3 weeks 5 days ago


    The packet system stopped working last December. It is good that someone on the ISS got it working again on Friday (24 August), and it has worked well throughout the weekend. There's no guarantee it will remain working, but ARISS has already planned to send a replacement packet module (TNC) up to the ISS. This is in addition to the new TM-D710G and power supply ARISS is preparing for the ISS.

    ARISS never said that packet operations were suspended. The failure last December was the reason they were able to schedule the launch of the replacement packet module. I hope that plan isn't cancelled, but that the replacement module is still sent to the ISS - as a backup for the current packet module, if for no other reason, until the new TM-D710G arrives.


    Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
    Twitter: @WD9EWK or

  • 2018 the return of Packet Radio !!!   3 weeks 5 days ago

    Are you sure the Packet System has died in 2017?
    Perhaps it was only suspended?
    The last time I've heard it was 4th of April 2018 and now today.

    73! DB1BMN

  • 22 August contact to school in Parchim Germany !   4 weeks 14 hours ago
    Yes it has been rescheduled. But instead there was a russian guy calling another russian guy: 73!
  • ISS fan Club web site issue   4 weeks 1 day ago

    You are right, is not solved...

  • ISS fan Club web site issue   4 weeks 1 day ago

    No, it is not solved. has a wrong SSL certificate installed:

    The certificate is for, and has a https forward to

    So the only way to currently reach this site, is through (without www), this has the correct SSL certificate installed.

    This issue needs to be addressed by the hoster of the website.

  • ISS fan Club web site issue   4 weeks 2 days ago


  • Frequencies   4 weeks 2 days ago

    Welcome to the hobby!

    The ISS public frequencies are listed in the link at the top right of the page. The ISS downlink is pretty much always 145.8 for voice. The uplink varies by region and repeater (not functioning currently) and direct. School contacts are on 'private' uplinks to avoid interference.

    Keep an eye here for announcements of special happenings!

    Keith WD9GET

  • 2018 the return of Packet Radio !!!   4 weeks 3 days ago

    WOW Rudy, a good news.

    It's my intention to send my APRS position during sota activations.
    Next week I'll try with no-84, but ISS would be easier!!

    73 de in3aqk

  • Today 18 august.... strange signals by ISS ???   4 weeks 5 days ago

    signals at 145.800 on all the pass are running , hi !

    Transponder is running to solve problems with tanusha satellites , they are trying to repeat the telemetry data to stations in earth surface they are not able to receive directly from the 4 sats....

  • 23 August contact to school in India !   4 weeks 6 days ago

    One, IST (local time) is +5:30 hours from UTC. Second, the two ISS passes predicted on 23rd August are at 7:37 IST and 15:45 IST respectively.

    Please confirm and correct the information so that amateurs in this region are able to benefit from this contact.


  • 23 August contact to school in India !   4 weeks 6 days ago

    Thanks for information.

    But Indian Standard Time is +5.30 Hrs from UTC


    0822 Hrs UTC = 1352 Hrs IST


  • 22 August contact to school in Parchim Germany !   5 weeks 1 day ago

    This event has been changed to Aug 25 at 09:52 UTC.

  • 15 august re-scheduled contact to school in germany !   5 weeks 2 days ago

    sorry error ! 16 august !!! 73

  • ISS Frequencies   6 weeks 5 days ago

    deteccted what appeared to be telemetry on this frqs on the 5th Aug 2018 at 0729 UTC today

  • ISS Radio Report   7 weeks 2 days ago

    The crew actually did give some extra time (just not enough for the west coast). The experiment was scheduled to stop about 19:00 UTC each day but it appears the crew member let it run closer to the crew sleep time (which is 21:00 UTC). That allowed for nearly 1 more orbit of operational time.

  • ISS Radio Report   7 weeks 4 days ago

    I have a few great passes in So California - but no SSTV. Seems like they REALLY are sticking to the published project times!

    Here are some captured images from this project:


Date UTC Az El Lat Lon Orbit Vis

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