2018 the return of Packet Radio !!!

WOW ..... The Return of ARISS packet radio on ISS !!!

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.

Early this year, thermal testing of the first flight-identical IORS power supply showed that some changes to air flow were needed. This change looked likely to delay our expected IORS deployment from late 2018 to early 2019.

With some newly available time, the hardware team was able to dig up an original duplicate of the packet module, replace its battery, and test the module to verify that it still works. Fortunately, NASA has approved flight of this identical unit with minimal paperwork, so we are asking to be on the manifest for supply mission 71P (a Progress spacecraft). Launch currently is scheduled for 31 October, with docking on 2 November.

Installation will depend on the crew’s busy schedule, but we expect packet will be operational again by the end of November 2018.

Great notice ! best 73 de IW2BSF Rudy

IW2BSF – Thu, 2018 – 08 – 02 16:07

WOW Rudy, a good news. It's

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

Submitted by in3aqk on Tue, 2018-08-21 07:08.

Are you sure the Packet

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

Submitted by DB1BMN on Sun, 2018-08-26 14:08.

ISS packet

Hi!

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.

73!

Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK

Submitted by WD9EWK on Sun, 2018-08-26 18:19.

re

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

Submitted by IW2BSF on Tue, 2018-08-28 05:35.
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