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  • ISS Radio Report   2 weeks 1 day ago


    ISS didn't "switch" from SSTV to packet. While SSTV was being transmitted from the Russian segment most of the weekend on 145.800 MHz into Monday (29th), packet remained active from the Columbus lab on 145.825 MHz. Most were listening to the SSTV on 145.800 MHz, but some worked the 145.825 MHz digipeater during those passes over the weekend.


    Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
    Twitter: @WD9EWK or

  • SSTV planned for Oct 27   3 weeks 2 days ago

    The event is scheduled to run from 10:00 UTC on Oct 27 until 19:30 UTC on Oct 29.

  • ISS Radio Report   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Was the school contact with Osterholz-Scharmbeck successful?

  • ISS Radio Report   3 weeks 4 days ago

    I was able to make voice contact with them on there second pass into my area as they were just into Canada passing over near Maine on Saturday Oct 20th 14:58 UTC.
    This was certainly a treat for us to have that opportunity. It's what makes it a fun hobby

  • ISS Radio Report 45890   3 weeks 5 days ago

    I heard the tail end of this contact myself. I see another pass coming in just over an hour.

  • Site redirects   4 weeks 16 hours ago

    I use Opera and works fine without "www"

    73. TI3IES

  • ISS Radio Report   5 weeks 3 days ago

    Looks like the last digit of my call didn't make it through. It is KF6FES. 73's KK6OTJ

  • Problem receiving the ISS on 148.500   5 weeks 4 days ago

    Many thanks for this info. Very helpful.

  • Problem receiving the ISS on 148.500   5 weeks 4 days ago


    The 145.800 MHz frequency is not used often - scheduled voice contacts, and the occasional SSTV activity. Otherwise, it is silent. The 145.825 MHz frequency is probably more active, but it is for packet and not voice communications. The web site has news on upcoming events, which would use the 145.800 MHz frequency.

    Good luck!

  • Future SSTV events   7 weeks 3 days ago
  • ISS Frequencies   7 weeks 3 days ago

    In this context, RS is "Russian Segment". This is NASAspeak for activities and hardware owned/operated by Russia.

  • Site redirects   7 weeks 4 days ago

    As already mentioned, the problem is that has the wrong SSL certificate installed.

    I contacted the site owner Alain K1FM about this earlier this month, and he said he would fix it ASAP, but it looks like it hasn't been resolved yet.

  • HamTv .... news september 2018 !   8 weeks 11 hours ago
  • 23 September two school contact to Belgium & Germany !   8 weeks 1 day 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   8 weeks 1 day 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   8 weeks 2 days 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??   8 weeks 4 days 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 !   9 weeks 4 days ago

    Great opportunity to get in touch. TNX! 73!

  • ISS Radio Report   10 weeks 3 days ago

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

  • 2018 the return of Packet Radio !!!   11 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 !   11 weeks 3 days ago

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

  • 2018 the return of Packet Radio !!!   11 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 !!!   11 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 !   12 weeks 19 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   12 weeks 1 day ago

    You are right, is not solved...


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