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ET Shadow experiment

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A t least one operator has reported hearing a beep beep while the station was passing overhead on 145.800 MHz.

This is more than likely the Russian ET Shadow experiment being carried out. I have not had any updates regards this for some years now, but there is still plenty of information online about it, and it would seem things are still transpiring forward, although at a slower pace than would be desired.

Head of to your fav search engine and do a search for ET Shadow, have a read.

VK3UKF – Thu, 2010 – 09 – 30 00:40

God Speed Expedition 25! (video & audio)

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God Speed to ISS Expedition 25

QSO - 26SEP10 2230 UTC
Pacific Northwest - CN85ON
International Space Station - Expedition 25

I got to pass along "Good Wishes" from a buddy of Col Wheelock's. They flew helicopters when Col Wheelock was a 1LT. What a pleasure it was to complete this email request in a timely manner!


Check out the video, and other ISS QSO videos, in high definition on my YouTube Channel - USNERDOC:

ISS Expedition 25

NASA Astronauts:
• Doug Wheelock, Expedition 25 Commander

KF7ETX – Sun, 2010 – 09 – 26 22:26

Doug Wheelock mentions his "Ham Radio friends" in a picture from Space

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Remember the happy birthday song from space? Doug Wheelock did it again! As he has promised he took a picture of the Iberian peninsula and sent it down on twitpic mentioning his Ham Radio Friends in Spain and Portugal.

A view of the Iberian Peninsula, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean, and northern Africa . A special ‘shout out’ to my Ham Radio friends in Spain and Portugal: Fabiano, Paolo and Marco! Looks like a splendid summer afternoon, I am looking forward to our next contact. My very best wishes…

alain – Sat, 2010 – 09 – 11 13:02

SSTV expected on the Air on September 13th and 14th

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As Kenneth N5VHO tells us from his twitter account the Russian MATI-75 experiment is expected to restart the ISS SSTV activity on September 13th and 14th between 1200 and 1600 UTC each day.

alain – Fri, 2010 – 09 – 10 01:26

Photos of Doug Wheelock on the ham radio

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NASA has posted 3 photos taken on Sunday (5 September) of Doug Wheelock using the ISS ham gear. It's also nice to see the captions identify the radio as a "ham radio system", instead of just a "communications system" as has been done in similar photos in the past. Here are links to the photos:


WD9EWK – Wed, 2010 – 09 – 08 23:04

Follow Col. Doug Wheelock @Astro_Wheels

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Update: FYI, after contact with NA1SS - Doug Wheelock and asking weather or not he and his crew have been spotting and photograghing Hurricane in the Atlantic he told me go and check out the pics on his Twitter page.
When I went there I was amazed by what I saw...what a dangerous looking can see what he has posted on Twitter by going to:

Hope this is of interest to all of us who have been listening and talking with Col. Doug Wheelock - NA1SS.



VE1WRG – Wed, 2010 – 09 – 01 21:31

Crew Conducts Second Spacewalk to Replace Coolant Pump

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Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson switched their spacesuits to battery power at 8:27 a.m. EDT, signaling the start of the second of three spacewalks focused on removing the ammonia pump module that failed July 31 and putting its replacement in place. Today's spacewalk is expected to last about six hours.

This is the fifth spacewalk for Wheelock, who is wearing the suit bearing the red stripes, and the second for Caldwell Dyson, who is wearing the unmarked suit.

N5VHO – Wed, 2010 – 08 – 11 10:40

QSO NA1SS yesterday July,9,2010

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Howdy folks, i was driving down a road in MountPearl Newfoundland Canada yesterday and heard what sounded like a local ham i know transmitting on 145.800mhz FM, so i listened some more and what i heard amazed me, i heard NA1SS transmitting, i was not sure if they were useing spit frequency or not so i said what the heck, i went back to there call, "NA1SS this is VO1MDS over!" They said "Go ahead sir, this is NA1SS the international space station" I said to myself, No way they heard me useing my radioshack HTX-202 while useing a rubber duckie antenna inside the car, so i said well lets see, i went back again, " NA1SS this is VO1MDS do you hear me over?" NA1SS said " Yes sir we here you go ahead!" i gave them my callsign, name, and QTH, as fast i heard NA1SS they disappered.

vo1mds – Sat, 2010 – 07 – 10 14:32

ARNewsline Annonces 2009 YHOTY Winner: Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB

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A 15 year old from Houston, Texas, has been selected as the 2009 Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year. This, based on his dedication to public service as well as working to bring kids, teens and adults into the hobby. Amateur Radio Newsline's Mark Abramovich, NT3V, happens to chair the committee that made the decision and has the story of Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB:


NT3V: "Andrew, you are the 2009 Young Ham of the Year."

KE5GDB: "You, you, you, you're serious?"

NT3V: "I'm very serious."

KE5GDB: "Wow! Oh, my God. All my friends here at Seabase are going to be really impressed. Oh, my God!"

N5VHO – Fri, 2009 – 07 – 17 10:53

Possible International Space Station Contacts for Field Day 2009

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According to NASA ISS Ham Radio Project Engineer Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, there is a good possibility that groups participating in ARRL Field Day may be able to make a contact with one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

"Some of the crew members of the International Space Station plan to make contacts with operators on the ground during Field Day operations as time permits" Ransom said. "Since the ISS now has a multinational crew representing all five space agencies, the possible club call signs to be heard are RS0ISS, NA1SS and OR4ISS. The crew could also elect to use their personal calls, as well. In either case, they will be signing 1A (Alfa) ISS after the call sign."

N5VHO – Fri, 2009 – 06 – 26 11:00

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