[amsat-bb] Re: ARISS Commemorative Event--25th Anniversary of Ham Radioin Space

Dirgantara R YF0EEE enggi1401 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 00:01:32 PST 2008

hi Frank

thanks for The information
how about APRS DIGI in 145.825 Mhz also open ?


73 de YF0EEE

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank H. Bauer" <ka3hdo at comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 1:25 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ARISS Commemorative Event--25th Anniversary of Ham
Radioin Space

> All,
> Twenty-five years ago this week, Owen Garriott, W5LFL, made history by
> the first amateur radio operator to talk to hams from space.  Owen's
> historic flight on the STS-9 Space Shuttle Columbia mission was launched
> November 28 and landed on December 8, 1983.  Owen's ham radio adventure on
> STS-9 ushered in a host of outstanding outreach activities that continue
> today with the ARISS program.
> Many will recall that first set of contacts and downlinks with Owen.
> first contacts allowed each of us to share the excitement of space
> exploration through Owen's first-hand eyewitness accounts.  Owen's ham
> legacy enabled space travelers that have flown on the Space Shuttle, the
> Space Station Mir and now the International Space Station to share their
> journey of exploration.  And Owen's son Richard, W5KWQ just a month ago
> carried the torch further to become the first 2nd generation amateur rdaio
> operator to talk to hams from space.  What other hobby, except amateur
> radio, could or would open the communications lines of space travelers
> beyond that of the space agencies or international heads of state??
> To celebrate our 25 years of amateur radio operations from space, the
> team has planned a set of special event opportunities during the month of
> December and part of January.  A special certificate is being developed
> those who communicate with the ISS, either 2-way direct (with the ISS
> the digipeater, or cross band repeater), or 1-way reception of SSTV or
> downlink.  Several events will be described here with several "surprises"
> planned over the month-long celebration.  The surprises will be announced
> once we are prepositioned to accomplish them.
> Specifically, the following is being planned in the near-term:
> ---December 1-5--in addition to school contacts and APRS digi operations,
> plan to configure the radio system for cross band repeater operations.
> will utilize the standard U/V operations in low power mode.
> ---December 7-12 we will run a test of 9600 baud packet operations on the
> simplex frequency 145.825 MHz.
> ---Given that PCSAT should be in full sun starting December 9, December
> 14-19 we will switch to 1200 baud packet on 145.825 to support double hop
> opportunities.
> ---And at times, especially during the weekends, you might see some SSTV
> operations if the crew is available.
> We will provide more updates in the near future.  We would like to remind
> everyone that ISS flight requirements related to EVA and vehicle activity
> may require the radio to be off for some portion of this schedule. And
> school contacts and general QSO opportunities by the crew will also
> this schedule for short periods of time.  (But remember that if you hear
> these, you still qualify for a commemorative certificate).
> In the meantime, enjoy the ARISS ops on ISS!  And congratulations to Owen
> Garriott, W5LFL, on the 25th anniversary of his historic flight!!
> 73,  Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
> AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs
> ARISS International Chairman
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