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Hamradio from ISS

Current ARISS status september 2022

This is the current ARISS status according to ANS-268 and Charlie Sufana, AJ9N.

ARISS Radio Status

Columbus Module radios:
IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS – Configured. Default mode set for cross band repeater (145.990 MHz up {PL 67} & 437.800 MHz down).

* Powered OFF for Soyuz undocking on September 29. OFF Sep. 28 about 09:00 UTC. ON Sep. 30 about 12:30 UTC.
* Capable of supporting USOS scheduled voice contacts, packet and voice repeater ops.

Service Module radios:
IORS (Kenwood D710GA) – STATUS – Configured. Default mode set for packet operations (145.825 MHz up & down)

* Powered OFF for Soyuz undocking on September 29. OFF Sep. 28 about 09:00 UTC. ON Sep. 30 about 12:30 UTC.
* Capable of supporting ROS scheduled voice contacts, packet, SSTV and voice repeater ops.

The latest information on the operation mode can be found at https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html

The latest list of frequencies in use can be found at https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

Scheduled ARISS Contacts

Amur State University, Blagoveshchensk, Russia, direct via TBD

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
The scheduled crewmember is Sergey Prokopyev

Contact is go for Mon 2022-09-26 08:20 UTC

New England Sci-Tech, Natick, MA, telebridge via ON4ISS

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be TBD
The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
The scheduled crewmember is Bob Hines KI5RQT

Contact is go for: Tue 2022-09-27 18:30:39 UTC 89 deg

Watch for Livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdxnD8uF8t0

Aznakaevo School TBD, Aznakaevo, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, direct via TBD

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS
The downlink frequency is presently scheduled to be 145.800 MHz
The scheduled crewmember is Dmitry Petlin

Contact is go for Sat 2022-10-01 13:50 UTC

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Hamradio from ISS

ISS Digipeater active 145.825 MHz

As noted by many ISS AX.25 packet digipeater is now active on 145.825 MHz. For example see this SatNOGS decode: https://network.satnogs.org/observations/6325502/

ARISS is pleased to announce that starting yesterday, August 11,
simultaneous operations of the ARISS Voice Repeater and digital APRS
communications on the International Space Station (ISS) is now a
reality. Current ARISS operations include voice repeater
transmissions with the JVC Kenwood D710GA in the Columbus module and
APRS packet operation from an identical radio in the Service Module
(Zvezda). Packet operations are on 145.825 MHz.

The ARISS Russia and USA teams have been working for several weeks to
prepare the Service Module radio for APRS operations. ARISS Russia
team member Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, led the effort, working with
Russian mission controllers and the on-board ISS cosmonauts to
configure the Service Module radio for APRS ops. On August 11, final
checkouts were completed and the APRS packet mode was switched on for
amateur radio use.

ARISS-International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO states, “Simultaneous
operation of APRS and the voice repeater on ISS is transformative for
ARISS and represents a key element of our ARISS 2.0 initiative,
providing interactive capabilities 24/7 that inspire, engage and
educate youth and lifelong learners—especially life-long learning in
ham radio operations.” Bauer continues, “Our heartfelt thanks to
Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, for making this crucial ARISS 2.0 initiative
become a reality.”

The Columbus Module radio uses the callsign NA1SS and the new Service
Module radio uses RS0ISS. Aside from the callsigns, the radios are
identical and packet operations are the same as before. You can use
RS0ISS, ARISS, or APRSAT as the packet path. Also, both radios are
expected to be on full time, except during educational contacts, EVAs,
and dockings or undockings.

You can find operational status and expected downtimes of the ISS
radios at https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.

[ANS thanks Dave Jordan, AA4KN, ARISS PR, for the above information]

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Hamradio from ISS

Multiple reports that NA1SS is active from ISS

On Twitter we can read about multiple reports that NA1SS is using the crossband repeater for FM QSOs.

Uplink: 145.990 (PL 67 Hz to be safe)
Downlink: 437.800

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Hamradio from ISS

ISS SSTV Event Planned Dec 26 – 31 2021

Look out for ISS SSTV 26 to 31 December 2021. 145.800 MHz mode PD 120 (FM). See Twitter for latest updates!

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Hamradio from ISS Telemetry

ISS AX.25 2021-04-05

This is my first successful relay via ISS, heard by DO2ZZ. Lots of stations active over EU and very hard to reach ISS with 10 watts. Seen on ARISS.NET:

And direct by myself, Soundmodem:

UISS map:

Hardware and software used:

  • 2*6 el VHF Yagi
  • IC-705 10 watts
  • UISS with Soundmodem, connected to IC-705 via USB
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Hamradio from ISS

SSTV ISS från SM7WSJ

SSTV ISS RX test from SM7WSJ Håkan.

Som ett RX test med min nya 2X4ELC antenn testade jag att avkoda SSTV sändningen från ISS på juldagsmorgon. Tid 9:50:31 lokal tid. Man ser att bilden går över i brus på slutet. Vid den tiden tappar jag signalen nere vid horisonten på ett avstånd av 2415KM.

Stabil och fin mottagning under hela passagen.

mvh Håkan SM7WSJ